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. (1st January, 1st May, 1st-9th June, 1st-30th November, 25th December 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.
Other times’ opening times: closed
L Segat (the Forestry) - Pozza di Fassa
Strada Ruf de Ruacia - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times summer, from July 1st to September 3rd: Mondays and Saturdays 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.Guided visits from July to September on Fridays at 10.00 a.m. (€ 2,00).
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
Summer 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, free guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10.00 a.m.; on Thursdays and Fridays at 5.30 p.m.
Winter opening times, from December 22th to March 20th: free guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30 a.m. and on Thursdays at 5.30 p.m.
L Malghier (cheese making) - Pera di Fassa
Caseificio Sociale Val di Fassa, Strada Dolomites, 233 - Phone +39 0462 760182
Opening times: according to the shop "Mèlga de Fascia" opening times. Info at: +39 0462 764076