Every Wednesday in July and August, Val di Fassa is protagonist of many events and shows with music, theater, sport and food. The events will be inaugurated by Reinhold Messner and for these special occasions, the Sella Pass will be reachable by "zero-impact" modes of transport only.
The 5th July, Reinhold Messner, the world famous mountaineer, will start a new loop of green-style events "Dolomites Vives" (Dolomites alive in Ladin language). The events are the result of the job of the participants to the "Interprovincial table for the Dolomites passes" (which includes the Provinces of Trento and Bolzano but also the local Comun General de Fascia and the municipalities of Canazei, Selva Val Gardena and the tourist boards of Val di Fassa, Val Gardena and Alta Badia). Every Wednesday in July and August, the "Città dei Sassi" ("City of rocks") at the Sella Pass will be the location of concerts and shows hosting international artists but also workshops and meeting with sport champions such as Francesco Moser and Maurizio Fondriest, but is not over, participants can enjoy delicious tasting of several Michelin-starred chefs. The location will be accessible only by sustainable means: cable cars, public transport, bikes and guided excursions. The streets will be closed to cars starting from 9 am to 4 pm, each 15 minutes (except lunch break) from Canazei a shuttle bus is available for those who want to reach the location of the everts (download the timetables). Moreover, during the summer, the public transport will be boosted with two new bus lines to the passes Sella and Pordoi.
For years, Val di Fassa fosters an eco-friendly mobility supporting its guests to use public and sustainable modes of transport such as, cable cars becoming particularly convenient with the card PanoramaPass (42 thousand sold in summer 2016). The experimental project #DolomitesVives aims to enhance a zero-impact enjoyment of the territory, as underlined by the provincial council member Mauro Gilmozzi and his colleagues Richard Theiner and Florian Mussner: «We are proud of this project, result of a feasibility study and a specific law, but above all, of the collaboration and the willingness of the local authorities; the provinces, the mayors and stakeholders that took part in the project. The valleys around the Sella, so as the provinces rose the challenge making their know-how available, transforming the public transport and realizing infrastructures meant to improve the sustainable mobility. On the passes we want more people and less cars». #DolomitesVives contributes to reduce the C02 emissions, spreading a message of awareness and protection of the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage.
Immagine: N. Angeli - Archivio Apt Val di Fassa