Selva Val Gardena’s gastronomy has widened its horizons in terms of flavours and ingredients over the last few generations, making its cuisine as international as its visitors. Many of the popular restaurants and mountain huts adopt a mixture of South Tyrolean and Italian dishes, though you will find more exotic delights too.
One place that always gets busy is La Bula - great for traditional Italian cuisine. They have pages and pages of pizza to choose from, so it's no surprise that their customers return night after night. They’ve also been known to give free shots of grappa as a thank you for coming back.
Up the Ciampinoi cable car in a flowery meadow is the Ristorante L’Muline. An outdoor terrace means you can pass the time people watching, and the owner Heidi will happily chat to you. A favourite dish from here is the ravioli filled with spinach and almond butter.
At the bottom of the Costabella lift is the Ristorante Costabella, a restaurant with simple interiors but impressive dishes. Skiing photographs cover the walls, reminding customers of Selva’s winter roots, but with reasonable prices and beautifully presented food, there’s nothing cold about this place.
Traditional Tyrolean-style architecture makes Selva such a pretty little town to walk around in. The main road does suffer slightly from through-traffic, but there are plenty of pedestrianised roads and squares to explore, complete with modern cobbled paving.
The nearest station to Selva is Bolzano, which can be reached by the local bus service in Selva. From Bolzano you can travel to cities like Verona in just an hour and a half, or Trento in 1 hour. Other places you can get to include Milan, Florence, Rome and Munich.
There are several main bus stops in Selva including one in Nives Square, and next to the Ciampinoi lift station. All local buses are free with your bus pass and include services to St Christina, Ortisei, Passo Gardena, and even a few services to Bolzano.
Lifts including Ciampinoi, Dantercepies and Mont de Seura are open throughout the summer, with some opening in late May and closing in late September. The Ciampinoi gondola leaves from the centre of the village and runs between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily.
Why not enjoy a relaxing stay in one of the lakeside resorts after your energetic week's walking in Selva?
We suggest a week's stay at the 3T Hotel Ingram in Selva followed by the delightful 4T Hotel Du Lac by the lake in Bardolino.
Val Gardena Mobil Card
Zip around the Val Gardena area with this handy public transport pass.
· Use of all public buses
Available free to all customers staying in Selva Val Gardena.
If you want to explore as many of the beautiful mountains as possible but you don't want to pay for a cable car every time, the Gardena Card might be for you.
· Use of all the cable cars in Val Gardena that are open during the summer including the Funicular Ortisei-Rasciesa
Available to buy in resort. Adult €79 for a 6-day pass.
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it's what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.