Slittada da paur

A horse-drawn sleigh race with a long-standing tradition takes place every year on Carnival Sunday.

This event has been initiated several years ago by farmers from the valley and since then it has been casting a spell over a large number of people. This event originates from the custom to meet on Carnival Sunday in order to hold a sleigh ride to the mountain pastures of the Alta Badia. Of course this was also a good occasion for farmers to meet with others and to have a chat.

The “slittada da paur” - literally “peasant sleigh parade”- is a horse-drawn sleigh parade, in which farmers participate in traditional costumes and the horses are beautifully decorated. Also the traditional horse-drawn sleigh race is part of it. The parade starts in Pedraces, a hamlet belonging to the municipality of Badia, and leads to the village centre of La Villa.

Horse-drawn sleighs have got a long tradition in Alta Badia. Their construction has always been a proper art. Once sleighs were the most important means of transportation in the valley - not only hay was transported, but people also used them to reach the Holy Mass on Sundays.

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Ciasa Soleil
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    Hotel Ciasa Soleil

  2. Naturhotel Miraval
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    Naturhotel Miraval

  3. Hotel Villa Tony
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    Hotel Villa Tony

  4. Hotel Kolfuschgerhof
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    Hotel Kolfuschgerhof

  5. Hotel Fanes
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    Hotel Fanes

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