Sexten Kirche Petrus und Paulus
Sexten Kirche Petrus und Paulus

San Vito Sesto

The cable car on the outskirts of San Vito takes you up to Mt. Elmo, the Adventure Mountain in the middle of the Sesto Dolomites

At San Candido, the road leads towards East Tyrol or to the right into the valley in which Sesto is located. The main village of the municipality is San Vito on the Rio Sesto stream, a well-known starting point for tours in the Three Peaks Nature Park in the Sesto Dolomites. In addition, all the amenities of a larger centre can be found here: The main square with cafés, shopping facilities, the pharmacy and sports rentals are idyllically distributed around the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. The inhabitants once donated 5,059 guilders and larch and spruce wood to build it.

On a cultural tour through San Vito, this church is worth a stop: At the entrance to the cemetery, you can admire the famous frescoes by Rudolf Stolz depicting the Dance of Death. However, the painter also created many other works, so that a separate museum has been dedicated to him in the village centre. Another museum in the village is the Stabinger Nativity Scene Collection, one of the four exhibitions in the country, which displays valuable oriental and Tyrolean nativity scenes.

Being active here is not difficult, the wonderful panorama draws everyone out into the fresh air: The Sesto Circular Path is a good way to get to know the village and gives you an insight into its history, culture and nature. For hiking we recommend the Val Campo di Dentro, where the Tre Scarperi Hut is enthroned high above, as well as the stunning Three Peaks Circuit . For a different kind of exercise, visit the outdoor pool at Waldheim, the Dolomitenarena climbing hall or the riding stable. On the Monte Elmo, on the other hand, Olperl's Adventure Park awaits little visitors in summer with its mysterious creature with shining eyes: The cable car starts right at the edge of San Vito (St. Veit). In winter, the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Resort opens there with the new fun park.

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