Vaia, il valore della rinascita

The Vaia effect in Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme

On 29th October 2018, the storm "Vaia" devastated about 42.500 hectars of forests (equal to about 70 000 soccer fields) between the Prealpi Venete and the Dolmites, mowing doen or damaging beyond repair about 15 million trees. Let's assess the situation after three years with a special event, by telling about the developements of the wood retrieval and about the numerous, valuable initiatives that have been born in the area. At the same time, the intention of this initiative is to raise awareness among inhabitants and guests on topics like the relationship between the nature and the man and like the sustainability, as well as to reflect together upon the contemporary challenges and the importance of a communal cultural identity.

To commemorate the third anniversary of "Vaia", the Tourist Boards of Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme present, from 28th October to 31st, conferences, concerts, excursions, guided visits to the museums and photo exhibitions. In collaboration with the Municipality of Moena and the Istitut Cultural Ladin/Museo Ladin de Fascia; with the patronage of the Comun General de Fascia and of the foundation Dolomiti Unesco; with the support of B.I.M. dell’Adige and Cassa Rurale Dolomiti. 

Programme:

  • on Thursday, 28th October at 8.30 p.m. - Predazzo, "Sala Rosa" room by the Town Hall. "La Voce del bosco dopo la tempesta: le cose fatte, quelle da fare, il bostrico, le prospettive future". Experts and professionals who work in the territory of Val di Fiemme, such as the Municipality of Predazzo, the Regola Feudale and the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme, interrogate themselves to answer a unique question: "Which is the future of the woods in Val di Fiemme?". The event is organised by the association Amici di Benjamin;
  • on Friday, 29th October at 9.00 p.m. - Moena, Cinema Teatro Navalge. "Il Cantico della Natura". Concert by the Ensemble Canticum Novum;
  • on Saturday, 30th October at 9.00 a.m. - Moena. "Sulle tracce di Vaia". Easy guided walk in the area hit by the "Vaia" storm. With the involvement of Alessandro Bonacorsi - "Alle Tattoo";
  • on Saturday, 30th October at 10.00 a.m. - Val di Fiemme. "2 boschi, lo stesso evento". Guided excursion about the spruce woods by the waterfall in Cavalese and at the larches wood in loc. "Ganzaie" to know the different effects that the woods have suffered during "Vaia". The activity can be booked by calling the +39 331 9241567 (Booking Center Val di Fiemme);
  • on Saturday, 30th October from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. - Sèn Jan di Fassa, Museo Ladin de Fascia. Special opening of the Val di Fassa Ladin Museum which on the occasion will also host the exhibition "Attraverso Vaia". Admission € 3,00 (instead of € 5,00);
  • on Saturday, 30th October from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. - Sèn Jan di Fassa, L Segat (the sawmill). Special opening of L Segat, separate section of the Val di Fassa Ladin Museum which on the occasion will also host the exhibition "Attraverso Vaia". Free admission; 
  • on Saturday, 30th October from 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. - Cavalese, Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme. Special opening of the Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme with the possibility to visit the photographic exhibition about "Vaia";
  • son Saturday, 30th October at .30 p.m. - Moena, Cinema Teatro Navalge. "Vaia-lab". Informational talk;
  • on Sunday, 31st October at 10.00 a.m. - Val di Fiemme. "2 boschi, lo stesso evento". Guided excursion about the spruce woods by the waterfall in Cavalese and at the larches wood in loc. "Ganzaie" to know the different effects that the woods have suffered during "Vaia". The activity can be booked by calling the +39 331 9241567 (Booking Center Val di Fiemme).


Exhibition "Attraverso Vaia". Photographic workshop by Davide Baldrati (Associazione Culturale Antermoia) in collaboration with Francesco Detomas and with te support of the "Festa ta Mont" Organising Committee. The photographic works of the middle school and high school students taking part in the projects, tell about the effects of the "Vaia" storm on the area of Val di Fassa and Val San Nicolò in particular. 


Photo: Ludovica Nati awarded by Pefc (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) for the photographic contest "Scatta il bosco Pefc 2021". View from Sas d'Adam (Buffaure - Pozza) towards the Catinaccio mountain chain. 



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