DEPARTURE 29/10/2021

Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa
Categories: Museums and exhibitions

Openining times: all year round

Description: just touch a screen and pictures will appear and a voice will tell you a wonderful story, of age-old snow, untouched peaks, never-ending meadows, ancient languages, hard working people and traditions unique in the world. The information about Val di Fassa, with avant-garde language and layout, is immediate and enthralling at the Ladin Museum, opened in 2001 in Vigo. The entire display counts on multimedia support with 17 information points with touchscreens, where visitors can access 74 short films than illustrate objects or aspects of the exhibition, with original sound and texts in many languages. The museum was designed by the architect Ettore Sottsass junior, furnished by the architects Alberto Winterle and Lorenzo Weber and enriched by the mythological Ladin figures of Milo Manara, in an exhibition area of 600 square metres. The visitor gets the chance to surround himself in Fassa life and understand the past and future. It starts with prehistory and goes through the various stages that have marked the main changes in local culture, until reaching mountaineering efforts and the mass tourism we know today. Particular attention is paid to the illustration of popular traditions, religious rites and institutional organisations. A new multimedia installation has been launched in June 2020 in the last room of the museum: a short costume movie which focus on an ancient tale, "The kicked out Vivana" ("La Vivana e l cian" in Ladin), shown on a wide screen, realised with the participation of local actors in collaboration with 490 Studio from Trento and directed by Filip Milenkovic.
The bookshop and museum shop are also interesting. During the summer the Museum organises activities and recreational-cultural initiatives for children and adults.

Notes: the area is accessible to disabled people.


Ladin Cultural Institute and local sites

The Ladin Cultural Institute is located in the old centre of San Giovanni, a small hamlet with an attractive architectural style. It’s occupies the renovated "Tobià de la Pieif", a huge hayloft next to the parsonage of the Parish Church ("Pieve of Fassa"). The Institute aims to collect together, organise and study material relating to the history, economy, language, folklore, legends, traditions and customs of the Ladin people, not just at thte local level but also encompassing their relations with other valleys in the Dolomites, "Grisons Canton" and Friuli. The Institute also aims to promote awareness of the Ladin language, traditions and culture by working closely with schools and by using all possible means of information and communication. The site in San Giovanni also houses a specialist library, the photographic archives, the film and sound library, the history and documentary archives.

The "Tobià" in San Giovanni only houses the "central nucleus" of the Museum; it was here that the new idea was conceived of setting up "local sites" in the various villages of the valley, by restoring places and buildings with a special significance in traditional society. With its idea of a "Museum on the ground", the Institute has created 6 stages of an ethnographic trail ("La Sìa" - Penìa di Canazei, "L Stònt" - Campitello, "L Malghier" - Pera, "L Molin de Pèzol" - Pera, "L Segat" - Pozza, "La Gran Vera" - Moena) which aims to show visitors the hidden corners of local life and society.

Opening times

Opening times: from Tuesday to Saturday 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (1st January, from 16th April to 9th June, from 12nd October to 30th November, 25th December closed).  
Opening times 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.


Admission fees:

  • entry ticket € 5.00;
  • reduced ticket € 3.00 for local people, juniors between 15 and 26 years, seniors over 65, university students (document required), groups;
  • free for children under 14 years, disabled people and accompanying persons, museum’s friends, school groups, group guides, armies (document required);
  • guided visits € 2.00 - € 3.00 (reservation required);
  • free entrance with Val di Fassa Guest Card.




Getting here

  • on foot, from Pozza or Vigo follow the signs to the Ladin Museum;
  • by bus, whistle stop in the immediate surroundings;
  • by car, reserved car park.


Museo Ladin de Fascia

Strada de Sèn Jan, 9
38036 - San Giovanni di Fassa - Sèn Jan (Vigo)
Phone +39 0462 760182
Web site:


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Brochures and catalogues

Here you can view the informative printed matter, catalogues and brochures, and either download it or ask for a paper copy

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