Ladin language and culture

Ladin is a Rhaeto-Romance language, which nowadays is still spoken in the Val Badia and Val Gardena valleys.

Ladin, which once upon a time was one of the most widespread languages throughout the Alpine area, is today spoken by a language minority of about 30,000 people. Outside the region, it is still diffused in the Val di Fassa valley (Trentino), Livinallongo and Ampezzo (Belluno), in the Region of Friuli as well as in the Swiss Canton of Grisons - characterised in each area by a local colour.

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  1. History


    The history of the Ladin-speaking valleys dates back to the period of Roman…
  2. Val Badia valley

    Val Badia valley

    This 35 km long valley, also known as Gadertal, extends from the Val Pusteria…
  3. Val Gardena valley

    Val Gardena valley

    The 30 km long Val Gardena, called Ghërdeina in Ladin language, is a tributary…
  4. Ladin language

    Ladin language

    Ladin, still spoken in Northern Italy, is the oldest language in the central Dolomites.
  5. Ladin Cultural Institute “Micurà de Rü”

    Ladin Cultural Institute "Micurà de Rü"

    The Ladin Cultural Institute in San Martino in Badia is aimed at preserving and…

Suggested accommodations

  1. Alpenheim


  2. Hotel Albion

    Hotel Albion

  3. Soraiser


  4. Hotel Fanes

    Hotel Fanes

  5. Hotel Digon

    Hotel Digon

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