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What to visit in Cavalese

Cavalese, situated in the heart of Fiemme Valley, possesses many buildings and places of high historical value that deserve to be visited or at least seen from the outside.
Among the places of greatest interest are:

  • The Civic Tower of San Sebastiano whose bell tower, built long before the church of San Sebastiano and Fabiano, was used as a bell tower and served to call and gather the population in cases of imminent danger.
  • The church of San Vigilio, appreciated for the sloping roof and the gable on the main facade, with the cross of Lorraine carved into the wall and the Franciscan convent, built between 1685 and 1689. These two places of worship contain works of high artistic and historical value and are worthy to be visited.
  • The historic library Muratori founded in 1756 and which can be visited by appointment.

 

The  Pieve Park

Another place you should to absolutely visit during your holiday in Cavalese is the Pieve Park together with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta which is located inside the park.

The building has numerous frescoes painted by

.Antonio Longo.

The wonderful Pieve Park frames the Church which in the past has been the heart of social, religious and economic life of the Fiemme Valley; now it is a place where you find peace and quiet and where you can take, children to play at the beautiful playground and from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the entire Fiemme Valley.

This is a green area populated by Linden trees, and therein lies the so-called “Banco de la Reson”, consisting of two stone wheels placed around a round table in the center.

The Palace of the Magnifica Comunità of Fiemme

The Palace of the Magnifica Comunità of Fiemme, which stands in the center of Cavalese, is the main historical building of the valley and is an institution still functions, that was created as a temporary seat for the Vicar of the Prince Bishop of Trento and subsequently became the fixed seat of the same.

The Magnifica Comunità of Fiemme today still administers over 20,000 hectares of woods, pastures and numerous buildings.
This local institution has preserved a great autonomy over time and today is still the administrative center of the valley.
In 2009, the Palazzo was intended to be a museum-art gallery and is currently the cultural point of reference for the inhabitants of the valley.

Just a few meters from the Magnifica Comunità you can find the Palazzo Firmian, seat of the contemporary art center of Cavalese which is renewed every year with temporary art exhibitions of a high level.

Cavalese in winter

This location provides great joy to the lovers of Alpine skiing: from here you can take the skilifts of the Alpe Cermis.

Cermis boasts what many define as the most beautiful piste in Trentino: The Olimpia course. It is divided into three parts (1, 2, and 3) and measures approximately 7500 meters in length with a difference in height of 1400 meters. Olimpia 3 is also the seat of the final stage of the Tour de Ski and here skiing is possible even at night.

The Alpe Cermis is part of the Fiemme-Obereggen ski area composed of Latemar Ski Center, Lavazè – Occlini – Ski Alpe Lusia.

Whoever prefers cross-country skiing can take advantage of the famous track of the Marcialonga which can easily be reached by taking the gondola of Alpe Cermis directly from Cavalese down to the station at the bottom of the valley, or choose the circuit of Lago di Tesero or go to Passo Lavazé, reachable by car in just 20 minutes from Cavalese: a beautiful site at 2000 meters above sea level where it is possible to travel about 40 km of slopes admiring an enchanting panorama.

Cavalese in Summer

Summer is the best time to come into contact with nature, which is awakened at  the end of the winter.
You can organize wonderful Mountain Bike Tours and you can take advantage of the cycle paths of the Fiemme and Fassa Valleys (reachable from Cavalese along the secondary streets but also using the gondola of Alpe Cermis free with the FiemmE-Motion Card during  the days when the lifts are open – where you can also load the bicycles).

Cavalese is also the starting point for wonderful walks immersed in the green of the meadows and the surrounding woods where you can find majestic trees among which there is also the centuries-old ‘Pezo of Gazolin’.
The Avisio stream at the bottom of the Fiemme Valley is also ideal for those who love the adrenaline and want to have fun with a kayak or raft.

In Cavalese there is a beautiful ice rink where you can iceskate even during the summer and a wonderful swimming pool where adults and children can have fun in one of the many pools available.

Where to sleep

Cavalese is a locality much appreciated by virtue of everything it can offer, and at the same time constitutes a resting point for all those who decide to visit the valley.

Hotel La Roccia is situated in one of the best locations of Cavalese and is certainly one of the hotels with the best views of the valley.
It is a four star hotel that can offer its customers every kind of service: a wellness center, panoramic terrace, baby club for children (in winter from Christmas to Easter and summer Jul/Aug), super equipped gym (also because of this our hotel has been chosen by the National Volleyball team for their Summer retreat, and much more.

The finely furnished rooms have free Wi-Fi, LCD satellite TV with 12 channels Sky, minibar, and everything you need to make you feel at home.

The Christmas Market.

The Magnifico Christmas Market usually takes place from 1 December to 6 January in the attractive garden of the Magnifica Comunità of Fiemme and from this it derives its name: The Christmas atmosphere is really lovely. You rediscover the ancient traditions linked to the processing of wood, wool, and honey.

You can also savor tasty caramelized skewers, strudels, and waffles; all accompanied by excellent apple or blueberry juice, or the traditional mulled wine.

The unmissable appointments

The Desmontegada de la Caore is instead a manifestation in the course which renders homage to the goats that adorned with coroncine flowers, fall from the summer pasture.
The ancient trades of a time are recalled, and the celebration is animated by great music. Finally, there is a market where you can buy organic products and gastronomic specialties.

The farmers’ market is held once a week from June to September in Piazza Ress.
It is an ideal place to buy genuine products and zero km: fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, jams, and honey.

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