The high-plateau of the Prato Piazza can be reached via a mountain road from Braies di Fuori.
At Segheria, the Valle di Braies splits in two: the road on the left branches off towards Braies Vecchia. This is where you can find the ancient thermal baths of Bagni di Braies Vecchia, where a shot deer is believed to have been healed by the water of this spring.
If you follow the road from Braies di Fuori, your reach a narrow mountain road that ends at the hiking parking space of Prato Piazza (the last section is traffic-light controlled). This high-plateau is surrounded by impressive mountains such as the Corda Rossa, the Picco di Vallandro, the Tofana and the Cristallo mountain range. Moreover this high-altitude plateau at 2,000 m asl is a playground for those who love hiking, promenading and also taking pictures of fabulous landscapes and natural sceneries.
No matter if you prefer winter walking, snow-shoeing to Monte Specie, exercising on the high-altitude cross-country ski run at Prato Piazza or walking across the high plateau, also in winter Braies di Fuori is a great place to be. Alpine skiing, however, can also be practised in Braies, at the Bagni di Braies ski lifts in Braies Vecchia.