Les Viles, small housing estates, represent the oldest and most characteristic form of human settlement in the Alta Badia.
Les Viles have been constructed according to certain models and norms - they originate from the Rhaetian “tambra”, the oldest documented alpine huts. Les Viles combined two different ways of living: the open and social Roman way and the rather isolated Rhaetian and Bajuwaric way.
The so-called Viles were supposed to originally be made up of one single family nucleus, which in the course of time enlarged. The most important characteristic feature of these settlements are the collective use of fountains, drinking trough and ovens. This means that people used to collaborate and the settlement formed kind of a small village. Nowadays beautiful hikes and MTB tours lead past the old Ladin farmsteads at the slopes of the Val Badia valley and the Alta Badia.