Val Gardena, Dolomites, Italy map of Val Gardena
As this area used to be Austrian, most places have 2 or 3 names = German, Italian and the local Ladin language.
June 2014 All photos by Hetty
After a very hot week at Lake Garda, we welcomed the cooler mountain air in the Dolomites. St Ulrich is in the valley about 1234m = 4,000 feet above sea level.
We bought a one week Val Gardena Pass for the cablecars, and you get a free card for the buses at your accommodation.
We stayed up the hill from St Ulrich, for a week. We had the lower floor and the owner lived upstairs. She didn’t speak English, but we managed with Hetty’s few words in German, and she kindly took us down to the shops in her car when we arrived.
Down in St Ulrich The big church, up hill and the little church at the bottom, near the bus stop.
There were lots of sculptures in the town, many carved from wood