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 "Majon di Fascegn", 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
San Giovanni 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. (1st January, 16th April-9th June, 12nd October-30th November, 25th December closed).
Opening hours from December 20th to January 6th and from June 10th to September 10th: from Monday to Saturday 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.; Sundays and Thursday 15th August closed. Free admittance.
L Stònt (the Marksmen’s lodge) - Campitello di Fassa
Strèda de Pent de Sera - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times from June 24th to September 7th: from Monday to Saturday 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.; Sundays closed. Free admittance.
L Segat (the Forestry) - Pozza di Fassa
Strada Ruf de Ruacia - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times from July 1st to August 31st: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.; Tuesdays - Thursdays and Saturdays 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.; Sundays closed. Other times’ opening times: open 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 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.; Sundays closed. Free admittance. Free guided tours from July 1st to September 6th, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.00 a.m.;
Opening times from end of December to mid March: guided tours only by appointment.
L Malghier (cheese making) - Pera di Fassa
Caseificio Sociale Val di Fassa, Strada Dolomites, 233 - Phone +39 0462 760182 or Phone +39 0462 764076
Opening times: according to the shop "Mèlga de Fascia" opening times.
Opening times from June 15th to September 15th: every day 8.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Free admittance.