Badia includes the villages San Leonardo and Pedraces and is located at the border of the Puez-Odle and Fanes-Senes-Braies nature park.
> Altitude: 1,315 m asl
Badia includes the villages San Leonardo and Pedraces and is charcterized by its location in the Dolomites as well as its rural charme. Tradition and culture are of utmost importance to this fabulous place, which is also demonstated by the wide range of events taking place in this area, such as the Slittada da Paur or the Noza da Paur.
Pedraces has a special attraction to offer, which is lake Sompunt located above the village at 1,460 m asl. This lake, ideal for a refreshing bath in summer, can best be reached in a hike or bike tour starting from the village. Another attraction is the Paraciora deer park, of course above all for families. Kids can also play at the playground of the Paraciora mountain hut. In winter, however, one of the main activities is skiing in the nearby Alta Badia ski resort, offering some 130 km of ski slopes, as well as the Sellaronda ski circuit.
San Leonardo is particularly pround of its church, the San Leonardo church, which is one of the most beautiful of South Tyrol. This villages is enthroned by the impressive Santa Corce mountain range, at the foot of which the Santa Croce sanctuary is located. This site is not only a popular excursion destination that can be reachen on foot or via chairlift, but it also used to be a famous pilgimage site. However, San Leonardo is also birthplace of the Saint Giuseppe Freinademetz as well as of the sculptor Lois Anvidalfarëi and the painter Lois Irsara.
> Our tip: Ice skating on the frozen lake Sompunt with a great view of the Santacroce moutnain range!