The tradition of woodcarving in Val Gardena is many centuries old.
Mainly Christian figures such as nativity scenes are carved during winter time in Val Gardena. We recommend visiting the largest wood-carved nativity scene in the world at the Iman Center in Santa Cristina. It is open all-the-year.
Also other valleys in South Tyrol have an important woodcarving tradition. In Valli di Tures e Aurina (Tauferer Ahrntal) beautiful masks are carved. The laboratories or small shops are worth a visit and give you the opportunity to have a closer look at this traditional handicraft!