The village of Moena lays amid Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme.
The “Fairy of the Dolomites” is located in a basin surrounded by the rich green of woods and meadows, pastures and nature, embraced by the pale, impressive frame of the Dolomites – UNESCO World Heritage.
Moena was originally called “Moyena”, from Latin “mollis” – a name recalling the marshy grounds that used to characterise the area in the past. Moena, first mentioned in the chronicles in 1164, used to be part of the Germanic Confederation and later of the Kingdom of Bavaria and was eventually annexed to the Kingdom of Italy at the end of World War I, together with the rest of Val di Fassa.
The “Pale Mountains” incredibly “blush” at dusk. It is a natural phenomenon called “Enrosadira”, the alpenglow that bathes the imposing heights of the Dolomites with impressive shades of pink and orange adding to Moena’s idyllic appeal.
In summer, Moena and Val di Fassa score high with sport fans and active holidaymakers thanks to the many hiking- and MTB trails, while in winter the nearby Trevalli ski area runs the show with manicured ski runs and state-of-the-art lift facilities.
Moena is also a top destination for Nordic ski fans – the cross-country ski runs in Val di Fassa offer the extra perk of fantastic panoramas and the chance to meet the Italian worldchampion Cristian Zorzi who was born here.
Moena is a member of the “Alpine Pearl” project particularly attentive to the environment and is considered one amongst the best tourism locations in Europe
Moena is tightly bound to its historical heritage and cultural roots, as witnessed by its well-preserved traditions. These include the culinary tradition which is worth getting to know. Two yearly events in particular can help you “sink your teeth” into a culinary exploration of Val di Fassa. The former – an exhibition called “Sapori d’Autunno” (“Autumn flavours”) – is held in September, while the latter – “A tavola con la Fata delle Dolomiti” (“Dining with the Fairy of the Dolomites”) – is a winter appointment organised by 4 renowned local restaurants; an unmissable opportunity to indulge in traditional dishes reinterpreted by local chefs.
The local culinary scene is dominated by tasty stars such as the Puzzone Moena PDO, the famous Val di Fassa cheese that has become a Slow Food presidium. Taste it to add a pinch of dairy excellence to your holiday experiences!
However, the tradition of Moena and Val di Fassa is not only a matter of taste buds. If you take your time strolling around in the village you will see what we mean. You will be able to admire the local craftsmanship as fruit of a long-standing tradition ingrained in the DNA of the valley and its people.
Strada De Moene nr. 67 38035 Moena (TN - IT)
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