The village of Corvara in Badia is located at 1,568 m asl at the foot of the Sassongher mountain massif, in the Dolomites.
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Corvara, situated in a wide basin-shaped valley, is considered to be the birthplace of tourism in Alta Badia. Already in the late 18th century inhabitants began to explore the surrounding mountains and thus also tourists found their way to Alta Badia. The beginning of winter tourism in this area, however, was instigated by the construction of Col Alto soon after WWII, which in 1947 has been transformed into the first chairlift throughout Italy.
Particularly striking is the panorama which opens up on Pralongià plateau. The view on the Marmolada as well as the Austrian Alps is breathtaking and the majestic mountains seem to be winthin one’s grasp. Those who love active holidays will love this place, as more than 130 km of slopes as well as a great scenery offer perfect conditions for snow shoeing, walking and skitouring.
In summer, Corvara in Badia is an eldorado for those who love hiking and mountain biking. Golfers can practise their favourite sport on the “Tanrüs” golf course, whereas water lovers will enjoy spending their leisure time at the Soscofes biotope lake. Those who are interested in culture will find some must-sees in Corvara, for instance the Santa Croce church at the foot of the Fanes-Senes-Braies nature park and the Santa Caterina d’Alessandria church. Moreover in the artist’s workshop of Raimond Mussner, there is a permanent exhibition of paints in watercolours and bronze studies.
Our recommendation: a tour on skis round the Sella mountain massif - the Sellaronda is a must-do for all those who love winter sports.