Ortisei, the Christmas village

The Christmas village in the center of Ortisei

Christmas is here and there’s no place like Ortisei to truly experience this merry time of the year with all five your senses. Listen to Christmas carols, be guided to the doors of bakeries and stalls by the sweet smell of Christmas cookies wafting through the village, kneel and ever so lightly touch the wood carved nativity scene figures, gaze in wonder at the advent decorations peppering the village and the landscape covered in snow. At the end of the day sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine. December is that time of the year when the main village in Val Gardena becomes truly magical.

Close to life, far from routine!

In the Dolomites, a natural heritage of humanity

Close your eyes and you'll begin to discern only the sounds and scents of the Dolomites and the forests in Val Gardena. Rediscover the pleasure of fresh air caressing your senses during a hike along mountain trails. Open your eyes and remain breathless before the majestic Dolomites (a UNESCO Humanity Heritage Site) in Trentino Alto Adige, the thousand colours of mountain meadows in full bloom, and the crystal-clear blue sky with clouds as white as whipped cream during sunny summer days in Val Gardena.

From the Hotel Genziana in Ortisei, you can easily discover new paths through nature every day, either on foot or with the nearby lifts. You'll enjoy cool woods, mountain streams, waterfalls, broad pastures, traditional farmsteads and huts where you can rest for a bit and admire the peaks of the Dolomites, and the typical flora and fauna in the Tyrolese mountains.