Sexten St Veit Winter
Sexten St Veit Winter

Sesto

The world-famous Three Peaks and the Dolomite landscape of Mt. Elmo and Croda Rossa make Sesto a popular holiday destination

In the uppermost Upper Val Pusteria lies the spot whose photos have gone around the world: It is Sesto against the backdrop of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The municipality stretches from the main village of San Vito up to the Passo Monte Croce, with hamlets like San Giuseppe, Monte di Fuori, Quiniga and Monte di Mezzo with its fortress in between. The mountain village of Moso, however, is well known for its Bagni di Moso - literally Moso Baths -, one of those historic health resorts that attracted guests from all over the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. It forms the entrance to the Val Fiscalina valley, which attracts many people for its natural beauty.

The mountains above Sesto form the largest stone sundial in the world and were named accordingly: The Cima Nove (Nine), Cima Dieci (Ten, Croda Rossa), Cima Undici (Eleven), Cima Dodici (Twelve) and Cima Una (One) show the exact time at the winter solstice. In between, the peaks of Monte Elmo and co. are enthroned, inviting you to go on excursions in summer and to the ski slopes in winter. High up in this Dolomite landscape, via ferrata routes wind through the rock faces, alpinists climb the highest mountain in the municipality, Mt. Punta dei Tre Scarperi, and those who can, circumnavigate the magical Three Peaks. Amidst the alpine world there are also some family experiences and destinations, such as the Rudi Hut and the Croda Rossa Meadows.

Back in the valley, you have the choice between enjoyment, culture and outdoor activities: The two museums are supplemented by the Stoneman Trails for mountain bikers, the open-air swimming pool and the cross-country tracks. The most beautiful spots are the venue every year for the Val Pusteria Ski Marathon, one of the three major cross-country skiing competitions in the region. Skiers and snowboarders are drawn to the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Region: It includes five ski mountains between Braies and Sesto, the Monte Croce Pass and the Val Comelico in Belluno.

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