Ancient land of the Ladins
Legends, art, culture, language, folklore, food, history, customs and habits: Val di Fassa knows how to embrace culture and fun, tradition and innovation. Reflection on identity and memory does represent one of the keys to the first part of the third millennium, between globalization and loss of identity, local closures and fundamentalist impulses. The Ladin Cultural Institute in Vigo di Fassa, a reputable cultural institute which has been working for a quarter of a century for the preservation and enhancement of the language and culture of people settled in the Dolomites since ancient time. The institute has welcomed the discussion about the local cultural minority and given a new exhibition home to its Alpine ethnography collection. The Fassa Ladin Museum unveils its own heritage with a captivating design, created by the renowned architect Ettore Sottsass from Milano. The museum is also linked to the name of Milo Manara, an undisputed international master as concerns feminine beauty illustration. Manara’s works on display in the museum do represent the mythological characters of Fassa legends, which have been passed down by word of mouth, like the "bregostènes" and "vivènes", the witches and fairies. The museum has been equipped with multimedia technology devices. Touch screens allows you, for example, to visually try your hand at the various stages of an agricultural practice, take virtually part in the complex rituals of the Ladin weddings and in the often worrying debauchery of the traditional Ladin carnival.
For more information: Fassa Ladin Museum and Vigo di Fassa’s Ladin Cultural Institute
Loc. San Giovanni / Sèn Jan - Vigo di Fassa - Phone +39 0462 760182
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Web site: www.istladin.net
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (January 1st, May 1st, June 1st-9th, October 18th-November 30th, December 25th closed).
Opening hours from December 20th to January 6th and from June 10th to September 10th: every day 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
The separate Museum sections:
La Sia (Venetian style water sawmill) - Penìa di Canazei
Strèda de Ciamp Trujan - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times from June 10th to September 10th: from Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Free admittance.
L Segat (the Forestry) - Pozza di Fassa
Strada Ruf de Ruacia - Phone +39 0462 760182
Guided visits from July 7th to September 1st: on Fridays at 10.00 a.m. (€ 2,00). At other times opening only by appointment and for groups of visitors.
L Molin de Pezol (18th century mill) - Pera di Fassa
Strada Jumela - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times summer, from June 10th to September 10th: from Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Free admittance, free guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10.00 a.m.; on Thursdays and Fridays at 5.30 p.m.
Opening times winter, from December to March: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. On Thursdays 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Free admittance.
L Malghier (cheese making) - Pera di Fassa
Caseificio Sociale Val di Fassa, Strada Dolomites, 233 - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times summer (from June 15th to September 15th) and winter (from December 8th to mid April): 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Closed on Sunday afternoon. Free admittance. Guided tours with tasting on Fridays at 9.30 a.m. (€ 3,00). In summer, guided tours with tasting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. (€ 3,00).
Opening times spring and fall: 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Closed on Thursdays and Sundays.
La Boteiga da Pinter (cooper’s workshop) - Moena
Strada de Cernadoi - Phone +39 0462 760182