Badia

Badia with Pedraces and San Leonardo is characterised by its unique location in the Dolomites as well as by its rural nature.

The municipality of Badia includes the villages of Pedraces and San Leonardo and is characterised by its scenic location in the Dolomites, right at the border of the Puez-Odle and Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Parks. Above all in the hamlets the typical Ladin architectural style has been preserved. In fact, customs and tradition are of utmost importance to the valley, which is also shown in various events taking place in the course of the year in Badia, such as the “Noza da Paur” (Ladin peasant wedding) and the Saint Leonhard horse parade. In winter, the Alta Badia ski resort featuring 130 km of well-groomed slopes and the access to the famous Sella Ronda ski tour are within easy reach. In fact, the latter is one of the most famous ski circuits worldwide.

Pedraces is located at 1,315 m a.s.l. A particular attraction is Lake Sompunt at 1,460 m a.s.l., situated above the village and accessible by foot or by mountain bike. It offers a fabulous view on the Sasso di Santa Croce Group. When the lake is frozen solid in winter it becomes a popular ice-skating rink. Another lake the surroundings have to offer is Lake Lalung. An attraction for families, however, is the Paraciora deer park - kids are going to feel at ease also at the playground of the nearby Rif. Paraciora mountain hut. In winter, the Alta Badia ski resort is within easy reach.

San Leonardo, also belonging to the municipality of Badia, has one of the most striking churches of South Tyrol. Another religious site that is highly recommendable is the La Crusc Pilgrimage Church at 2,045 m a.s.l., located in unique position at the foot of Mt. Sasso di Santa Croce. You can reach it either by foot or by chairlift. Also the hamlet of Sotciastel is a popular excursion destination, where at the end of the Eighties human traces dating back to the Mesolithic or Bronze Age have been found. The items that were unearthed right here are today exhibited in the Museum Ladin in San Martino in Badia. However, the village is also birthplace of Saint Joseph Freinademetz as well as of the sculptor Lois Anvidalfarëi and the painter Lois Irsara.

Suggested accommodations: Badia show all

  1. Pension Enzian
    Guest house

    Pension Enzian

  2. Ciasa Winkler
    Guest house

    Ciasa Winkler

  3. BelaVal Apartments
    Residence

    BelaVal Apartments

  4. Residence Rosarela
    Residence

    Residence Rosarela

  5. Ciasa La Rösa
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    Ciasa La Rösa

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