Natural flavours and genuine, local ingredients are the secret to Val di Fassa’s mountain cuisine. Ladin and Italian dishes like canderli or pappardelle with game ragout are typical recipes of the region, having been passed down through the generations. You’ll find these two traditional dishes everywhere, from the small mountain refuges to the Michelin-starred restaurants. The eateries are spread out in Campitello, Canazei and up the mountains, so maybe have a look around before you choose.
At the bottom of the Sassolungo mountain is Rifugio Salei, a self-service pizzeria and restaurant. The very particular interior decor makes this an enjoyable place to eat, and with a large sun terrace, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Dolomites over a slice of pizza.
Over in Campitello is a small but popular eatery, the Mini Restaurant. This family-run establishment prepares a range of traditional Ladin dishes from goulash to potato dumplings. But there are only 18 seats, so it’s important to book.
In the centre of Canazei is the Osteria La Montanara, a restaurant offering a more unusual range of Italian dishes. There are meat and cheese platters galore, and all the food is beautifully presented. However, they don’t do reservations so make sure you turn up early.
This area is a haven for walkers. A 2km riverside walk leads from Campitello to Canazei, and further paths link all of Fassa’s seven villages.
There is no train station in Val di Fassa, but you can catch a bus to the stations in Ora (2 hours), Trento (3 hours) and Bolzano (3 hours).
A local bus service allows you to explore much of the area. Buses runs at certain times between Campitello and Canazei, and once a day from Canazei to Val Gardena. There are also buses between the other villages, as well as a tourist road-train in Canazei.
An efficient system of lifts, gondolas and cable cars stays open from June to September, ready to whisk you higher into the mountains. Get unlimited access to many of them with a Panorama Pass.
Val di Fassa Card
Explore the beautiful Val di Fassa with this handy card, giving you local discounts, free walks and activities.
· A guided tour of the mountain dairies
· Workshops on the geology of the Dolomites
· Lots of local discounts
Available for all customers staying at the Al Sole Apartments, Hotel Astoria, Hotel Fiordaliso, Hotel Park Diamant, Hotel Rododendro, Rubino Executive Hotel and Hotel Soreghes.
Explore the Dolomites in comfort and take in the beautiful views atop the mountains.
· Unlimited use of public buses
· Unlimited use of all the cable cars open during the summer
Available to buy in resort. Adult €64 for a 6-day pass on presentation of a Val di Fassa Card, or €74 without a Val di Fassa Card.
This fantastic summer discount card lets you hop onto almost any cable car in the area, and gives you free museum access to boot.
· Entry to a variety of museums including the WW1 Museum
· Guided walks and hikes
· Bike tours
· Unlimited use of 100 lifts and cable cars that are open during the summer
Available to buy in resort. Adult €95 for a 5-day pass.
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