Ortisei Travel Guide

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  • Info centre & wood carving
    Info centre & wood carving
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Ortisei Things to Do

  • Hiking in the Dolomites

    The Dolomites are one of the most scenic areas of the Alps, and are therefore very popular with hikers. There is a wide variety of hikes available in the Dolomites, ranging from very easy to very strenuous. Almost all of them provide you with great views to go with your exercise.If you want to save yourself a lot of effort, you can take the gondola...

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  • ORTISEI - SELVA VAL GARDENA

    From the time we left Ortisei [St. Ulrich], the scenery became prettier, for now we had a background of the mighty Dolomite Mountains. We passed by some small villages, still lots with wood carvings.Alpine Houses painted white, looked a picture against the stunning scenery, some had frescoes on their walls and the Churches looked great with their...

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  • GARDENA PASS & SASSOLUNGO MOUNTAINS

    Travelling along the Gardena Pass we came across some beautiful mountain views of the "Sassolungo." The mountain massif belongs to the western Dolomites and stretches from the Sella Group to the rocky ridges of the Catinaccio. The highest summit, the Sassolungo, is 3,181metres above sea level and covers almost half of the entire mountain group.The...

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  • SCENIC DRIVE TO FRANZENSFESTE [FORTEZZA]

    This was a lovely drive we did, that passed through many quaint and interesting Village's.Driving through the valley, we saw many Castle's and Fort's siiting on high knob's above the River, and with the Mountain's behind as a back-drop, made this a very nice sight!There were lots of interesting Churches, with gorgeous small cemeteries and some...

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  • WALKING AROUND ORTISEI

    The Tourist Office is at 1 Rezia street, which is a long, main street of the Town.It is best to go here first, a for FREE, you can borrow a "i guide" for using on a 90 minute town walk.It is available in English, German and Italian for a HALF DAY FOR FREE!I didn't find the area that large to cover on my walk. If you are interested in the local...

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  • BROWSE THE SHOP'S

    This would have to be one of the best place's I have been for Souvenir shop's.Walking along Rezia street, there were so many of them, and they were so good, not a lot of trashy junk for sale, and the choice was big.Wooden souvenir's covered a big area in the shop's, but there were all other type's of interesting souvenir's.Even though I only bought...

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  • ROMAN SOLDIER

    I found this Roman Soldier as I walked along Rezia street. Amazingly, it is all made of sculptered wood, it certainly doesn't look like it!Who-ever the Sculptor was, has done a marvellous job!

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  • ORTISEI PARISH CHURCH

    The Baroque Ortisei Parish Church dates back to the 18th century {1793-1796]. I was able to enter this Church and thought it quite nice with its numerous paintings, their were ceiling frescoes and statues, one of them the huge statue of St. Ulrich.The Altar painting is of "Adoration of the Magi."As you can imagine, in an area where the best wood-...

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  • ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH

    St. Anthony's Chapel is the Church with the onion dome in the main square of Ortisei. It is also the Church that you will most probably have as background in your photo's.This lovely little Chapel was built in 1673, and I thought it was rather pretty with it's turret.Inside the Altar piece depict's the Chapel's Patron Saint, "St. Anthony of Padua"...

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Ortisei Hotels

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  • Hartmann Hotel

    Next to the experience in the Hotel Acadia in Selva (it was fully booked this time) we had choose a...

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  • Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel

    Via Rezia, 22, 39046 Ortisei BZ, Italia, Ortisei in Val Gardena – St.Ulrich in Gröden, Ortisei, 3904

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Grones

    Stufan street 110, Gardena - South Tyrol, Ortisei, 39046, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Ortisei Restaurants

  • Lunch with a View

    There is a restaurant just below the station at the top of the gondola lift at the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, I can't remeber its name, but I definitely remember the view. The menu featured typical Tyrolean food. We had some schnitzel, speck (dried prosciutto), and beer. The main reason to eat here, however, is that it has probably the...

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  • The salads were divine!

    This restaurant was recommended by our guide and it the food was out of this world -like the scenery. A great variety of Italian/German cuisine

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Ortisei Nightlife

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    by Mildute Written Feb 14, 2006

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    It's a pity, but our group of people had to admit that there was the only place to dance in the Ortisei at night time.. The music - mostly older style (80's), other pop-style music.. People said to us that in Santa Cristina was better disco.. unfortunately we could not check that ourselves..

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Ortisei Transportation

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    by Mildute Written Feb 14, 2006

    Skiers visiting Ortisey can freely move in the Ortisey and from/to neighbouring towns (Selva Gardena, Santa Cristina) with ski-bus...

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Ortisei Local Customs

  • The Ladin language

    Ladin is an ancient language that has survived in Ortisei and the surrounding Val Gardena since medieval times. Ladin is a latin-based language, but is distinct from Italian. It is actually more closely related to Romansch, a minority language of Switzerland. Signs in Ortisei are in three languages: Italian, German, and Ladin.

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  • WOOD CARVING SHOP

    As we entered Ortisei from Ponte Gardena, I noticed wood-carving's, what I didn't know, was this is a big Wood Carver's area in Italy.We pulled up by the shop in my photo, "Holzschnitzereien Goller A", you can't miss it as it's on the right hand side if you are coming in the same direction as us!The first photo show's a signpost, this is infront of...

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  • KUNSTHANDWERK ARTIGIANATO TIROLESE

    This was another Wood Carving Shop we came across just a little further along the main road.I went inside, and the wood carver was busily working on one of his piece's. He spoke a little English and was friendly, so we had a chat. I was allowed to wander around his shop, and I could take as many photo's as I wished!Another shop full of beautiful...

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Ortisei Warnings and Dangers

  • by stradivari Written Aug 6, 2012

    My daughter and I went to Hofer to purchase sausages and bread for a picnic. There was a table with small sausage samples, and we tasted one. As we were preparing to try a second, the owner came over, shouted at us that "You English speakers, with your fancy educations" come in just to eat their lunches at his expense and never buy anything. He then told us to leave! We subsequently went to the store across the street, where we generously were offered a wide variety of samples to taste. We purchased all of our picnic needs from them.

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Ortisei Off The Beaten Path

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    by FRONA Written Jan 12, 2006

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    When skiing on Alpe di Siusi we took an unmarked turn off near one of the lifts and ended in a small but cosy mountain hut on our first ski day. It was rather empty at the time and we enjoyed the warmth trying out local schnapses. Then we found out from one of the ski guides that this hat had the best food on the mountain and we decided to go back on our last day. We were in for a big surprise as the place was packed! We had very nice homemade noodles with truffles + pear and chocolate cake and some local wine and it was great! Do bear in mind that its quite pricy (Euro 46 for this pleasure).

    Owner: Michael and Franz Mulser
    Seiser Alm - Alpe di Siusi
    Post: St Vigil 7
    39040 SEIS
    ITALY

    Alpe di Siusi
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