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Ortisei

In the centre of Ortisei in Val Gardena, the main town of the Val Gardena valley, the “most beautiful shopping street in the Dolomites” awaits you.

Ortisei, Urtijëi in Ladin, stretches from the Val Gardena valley floor to the Rasciesa ridge. This plateau in the Puez-Odle Nature Park, "the Rasciesa", is a popular hiking area in summer and features a sledge run in winter. The main village of Ortisei and the hamlet of San Giacomo are part of the municipality. Bulla, Roncadizza and Oltretorrente belong to Ortisei in ecclesiastical, linguistic and spatial-geographical terms, but are otherwise part of the municipality of Castelrotto.

Ortisei is known far beyond the borders for its carving art and finely crafted nativity figures. The centre is made up of traditional houses, small shops, long-established hotels and a pedestrian zone described as the most beautiful in the Dolomites. It connects the parish church of St. Ulrich with the Renaissance church of St. Anthony of Padua. There is also the Cësa di Ladins, the Ladin House with the Museum Gherdëina, which tells about the Val Gardena valley and its history.

The active offer in Ortisei in Val Gardena is determined by the surrounding alpine world. The mountains Rasciesa, Seceda and Mont Seuc (Alpe di Siusi) transform the area into a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers in summer and for skiers, winter hikers and cross-country skiers in winter. The Val Gardena Ski Area, annual venue of the FIS Ski World Cup Val Gardena, is connected to the Sellaronda as well as to the Alpe di Siusi Ski Area and the large Dolomiti Superski ski association.

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