pufels von oben
pufels von oben

Bulla

Two special features characterise Bula, as the small hamlet is called in Ladin: its mighty gorge and its mills.

Above the village of Ortisei the small hamlet of Bulla (Pufels) is located: It belongs to the municipality of Castelrotto, but is assigned to Ortisei in the Val Gardena valley. The mountain road that leads here ends after a tunnel directly in the village, but you can reach Bulla also on foot. The individual houses at about 1,500 m a.s.l. are overlooked by the steeple of the St. Leonhard Church.

Below it, the Bulla Gorge opens up. It is one of the special features of Bulla: The rock layers are among the best preserved from the Triassic period and show 300 million years of earth history, which are appreciated by geologists from all over the world. A few years ago the Geotrail was set up, which takes you on a geological journey that starts in Bulla and ends a few km further on at the Passo Pinei. Behind the village, on the other hand, rises the 2,175 m high Mount Bullaccia, which separates the Alpe di Siusi from the Val Gardena and is known for its "Witches' Benches".

The second special feature of Bulla can be reached in a leisurely walk: three grain mills called Droch, Zaramin and Rumanon. Until the 1970s, the cultivated grain was ground in these mills until they were finally abandoned. Today, the Rumanon Mill is partially functioning again so that this important cultural asset at the Bulla stream can also tell future generations about the old times.

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