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Vigo di Fassa - Santa Giuliana

Vigo di Fassa - Santa Giuliana

Photo from: C.C. Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

From Vigo to the Santa Giuliana church, patron saint of Val di Fassa, celebrated on 16 February. The prehistoric fortification of "Ciaslìr", the place where the sanctuary stands, is one of the oldest settlements in the valley, a place of pilgrimage that has always been venerated.

From the town centre, climb Strada de Piz to the town centre until you arrive at the covered fountain and continue straight on along Strada de Sent’Uiana. Go past the last house on the left and follow the little paved road leading to the boundary wall of the church, one of the richest buildings in the entire Val di Fassa from a historical point of view. The church dedicated to Santa Giuliana (there are documents witnessing that it existed already in 1237) is one of the most ancient church in the valley. On the outside there is a large figure representing Saint Christopher with a child, today hardly discernable. Inside are two precious works of art: the extremely beautiful frescoes on the apse, probably painted by artists of the Brixen’s school and dating back to the second half of the 15th century, and the wooden high altar, carved in 1517 by Giorgio Artz from Bolzano. The large number of benches disseminated throughout the beautiful larch forest invites to take a break in such an enchanting corner of the region beneath the church; you can also visit the Austro-Hungarian War Cemetery. The cemetery hosts the bodies of 663 soldiers killed during the First World War coming from all the countries that belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time. From the hill behind the church, follow on the left an easy dirt path, until you cross another path which derives from Valongia. Follow this path that turns into Strada de Pontac, and then go onto Strada Rezia, and keep on walking until you get to the starting point of the itinerary.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Medium
  • straighten distance 2.68 Km
  • schedule duration 1:00 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 140 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 142 m
  • skip_next highest point 1535 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1393 m

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Safety information:

1. Plan your day according to your abilities, the weather, the characteristics and conditions of the itinerary as well the avalanche risk.

2. Always prefer being accompanied by somebody. If possible, rely on a professional mountain guide.

3. Make sure you have suitable clothes and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles).

4. Inform somebody of your itinerary, return time and possible changes.

5. Take it easy, enjoy the landscape and the silence.

6. If uncertain about the direction, turn back.

7. Stay out of cross-country and alpine skiing slopes.

8. Respect the environment around you. Bring back your rubbish.

9. Bring your pet along but keep it on a leash.

10. Help those in need. Call 112 only in case of real necessity.

Start

Vigo di Fassa (Strada de Piz)

Coordinates

DD 46.420401 , 11.673285 DMS46° 25' 13.4436'' N 11° 40' 23.8260'' E

Destination

Vigo di Fassa (Strada Rezia)

Public Transis

Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano

- Nearest bus stop (Trentino Trasporti/SAD): Vigo di Fassa > Strada Rezia/Hotel Carpe Diem

- Nearest ski bus stop: Vigo di Fassa > Vigo Impianti Catinaccio

Getting there

Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:

  • exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
  • exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena

Other access points to Val di Fassa:

  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
  • coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
  • from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei

Parking

Free or paid parking spaces in the vicinity of the ski lifts.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the central square in Vigo ("Piaz de Vich") go up along Strada de Piz and Strada de Sent’Uiana streets.

Come back to the village descending along Strada de Pontac street. Go back to the starting point along Strada Rezia street.

Equipment

Wear adequate clothing, footwear and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles) suitable for the length and grade of difficulty of trail to be taken. Always try to be self-sufficient and carry with you the necessary to face possible emergency situations and a first aid kit.

Most of the trails are beaten by walkers. No mechanical beating, daily or periodical, is forseen and no specific signs have been placed on the itineraries to show the way. Eeven where scheduled, the beating of some trails by means of snowmobiles, will not be daily but only occasional or following a snowfall. Anyway this does not prevent the presence of some icy and slippery spots on the tracks, especially in the parts placed in shadow. Observe carefully the terrain you are walking on and be always equipped in a proper way.

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[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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