For Trentino, safety comes first.

In this section, you can learn more about all the measures put in place by our operators and tourist service providers to protect you and your loved ones.

Vigo di Fassa

The soul of Ladin culture in the heart of the Dolomites

A village of wood and stone where the ancient Ladin language is still spoken: the ideal starting point to discover the Catinaccio Group.

The first thing you will notice when you arrive in Vigo (a district of Sèn Jan or San Giovanni di Fassa) is the view. As you look around, your gaze will wander over the Catinaccio Group of the Dolomites all the way to the Marmolada peak. It’s no coincidence that Vigo was one of the earliest tourist centres in the valley. In fact, from the dawn of the 19th century the village began to attract geologists and Alpine climbers, before becoming a favoured destination for all mountain lovers, in both summer and winter.

Today, Vigo is officially recognised as one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages, thanks to its natural treasures and Ladin identity. You can explore this in the town’s museums or by strolling through its streets, among the stone haybarns and the steep-roofed churches… or even at the table, in front of a plate of cajoncie da fighes.

 

Things to see

One of the town’s unmissable sights is the Museo Ladin de Fascia, or Fassa Ladin Museum, an innovative, modern museum that houses the ethnographic collections of the Ladin Cultural Institute. Multi-media installations, information points and the illustrations of artist Milo Manara will help you to explore the culture of the fascinating peoples who have lived in this region for thousands of years.

Close to the museum is the beautiful Pieve di San Giovanni, the church that acts as a symbol of Vigo, with its distinctive bell tower rising to a full 67 metres, roofed in grey larch shingles.

Sticking nearby, it’s also worthwhile visiting the Museo Mineralogico Monzoni (Monzoni Mineralogical Museum), which houses the most complete collection of minerals from the Dolomites, collected and carefully stored here after emerging from the sea 250 million years ago.

Outside the village, a cable car ride or a walk (for the fittest explorers) will bring you to the natural terrace of Ciampedìe at an altitude of 1998 metres, the starting point for many journeys of discovery among the Fassa Dolomites. P.S.: if you decide to go by cable car, make sure you check its seasonal availability and timetables first.

 

Things to do

In winter, Vigo is a Mecca for lovers of snow sports. Thanks to cable lifts, you can go straight from the village to the Ciampedìe ski facilities at around 2,000 m above sea level, in the heart of the Catinaccio Ski Area. Younger visitors, meanwhile, can enjoy the Kinderpark Ciampedie Laurin, one of the highest “Baby Parks” in the world.

During the warmer months, on the other hand, Ciampedìe becomes the starting point for many hikes through nature, offering marvellous views of the Dolomites. In summer, you simply can’t miss the Entorn Vich festival, which offers a packed programme of events involving food and wine, concerts, performances by folk groups and the revival of ancient crafts by local artists and artisans.

 

Things to taste

One of the most tempting ways to discover Ladin tradition is by trying one of its typical dishes; for example, cajoncie da fighes, or ravioli stuffed with figs. You must also try local cheeses, such as the Cher de Fascia or the Puzzone di Moena DOP.

Highlights:

A weekend in Vigo di Fassa
A weekend in Vigo di Fassa
In the heart of the Dolomites
Fassa Ladin Museum
Fassa Ladin Museum
The items and films in the...
Val di Fassa - Moena - Located at the feet of the most beautiful Dolomites in Trentino
Moena
A town of myths and legends,...


You may also like ...

5 results

Bondone

One of the most beautiful villages in Italy

Natale a Rango - Foto APT Comano - M- Corradi | © Natale a Rango - Foto APT Comano - M- Corradi

Rango

Magnificent example of rural architecture

Primiero - Mezzano

Mezzano

Mezzano, at the foot of the Pale di San Martino

San Lorenzo in Banale - Legnaia | © San Lorenzo in Banale - Legnaia - photo APT Comano

San Lorenzo in Banale

Romantic views and gastronomy

Canale di Tenno, lake Garda

Canale di Tenno

One of the most beautiful villages in Italy

Bondone

An ancient village of charcoal burners, overlooking the lake

Read more ...
Natale a Rango - Foto APT Comano - M- Corradi | © Natale a Rango - Foto APT Comano - M- Corradi

Rango

A taste of Trentino’s ancient peasant lifestyle

Read more ...
Primiero - Mezzano

Mezzano

A village of wood and stone, at the foot of the Pale di San Martino

Read more ...
San Lorenzo in Banale - Legnaia | © San Lorenzo in Banale - Legnaia - photo APT Comano

San Lorenzo in Banale

An oasis of natural wellness, at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites

Read more ...
Canale di Tenno, lake Garda

Canale di Tenno

An authentic medieval village just a stone’s throw from the lake

Read more ...

Typical villages

2 results

Fassa Ladin Museum

The items and films in the museum help to tell the story of Ladin...

Museo Mineralogico Monzoni | © Foto Apt Val di Fassa

Monzoni Mineralogic Museum

More than 200 different types of minerals

Fassa Ladin Museum

The items and films in the museum help to tell the story of Ladin culture from prehistoric times to the present day.

Read more ...
Museo Mineralogico Monzoni | © Foto Apt Val di Fassa

Monzoni Mineralogic Museum

More than 200 different types of minerals

Read more ...

Museums

0 results

Castles

20 results

Il Canto Incantato - The enchanted chant

25/07/2021 Vigo di Fassa

A coffee with tthe author

06/07/2021 - 03/08/2021 Vigo di Fassa

Circen Dolomites Festival

02/08/2021 - 08/08/2021 Campitello di Fassa

Greeting to the Dawn

18/08/2021 Vigo di Fassa

Mosaico geologico

18/08/2021 Vigo di Fassa

Play!

11/07/2021 - 20/08/2021 Vigo di Fassa

Dialoghi erranti

21/07/2021 - 25/08/2021 Vigo di Fassa

The ancient Art of falconry

02/07/2021 - 27/08/2021 Vigo di Fassa

Il Canto Incantato - The enchanted chant

In the panoramic natural amphitheatre a choir performs for the festival "Il Canto Incantato"

Read more ...

A coffee with tthe author

First literary festival organised by the lift company Catinaccio

Read more ...

Circen Dolomites Festival

Circus shows and juggling workshops surrounded by the beautiful Dolomiti Unesco World Heritage Site

Read more ...

Greeting to the Dawn

Holy Mass and concert at Pra Martin (Ciampedìe - Vigo di Fassa) at 6.00 a.m.

Read more ...

Mosaico geologico

Passeggiata letteraria con gli esperti del MUSE di Trento e la Biblioteca Comunale di Predazzo

Read more ...

Play!

Interactive exhibition matching science and play. A journey through scientific phenomena and experiments

Read more ...

Dialoghi erranti

Passeggiata con gli esperti del MUSE di Trento per approfondire la conoscenza della Val di Fassa

Read more ...

The ancient Art of falconry

Among the most royal birds of prey, falcons are the protagonists of a fascinating and ancient show at Ciampedìe

Read more ...

EVENTS

1 results

Val di Fassa

Hospitality, nature, skiing and winter sports surrounded by the...

Val di Fassa

Hospitality, nature, skiing and winter sports surrounded by the magical landscapes of the Dolomites

Read more ...

TOURIST AREA