By Chalet Vanzi Sas
Culture & cuisine
The allure of Val Badia is made not only of legendary peaks and stunning views, but also of cultural and gastronomic heritage. The apartments of Vanzi Chalet are set between San Martino in Badia (St. Martin in Thurn) and San Vigilio di Marebbe (St. Vigil in Enneberg) - the last Ladin outpost on the border with the deeply Tyrolean Puster Valley. Ladinia is an extraordinary world, hidden between the imposing walls of the Dolomites and featuring its own language, culture and authentic cuisine based on local ingredients. A full immersion into the local history and the identity of the Ladin people is guaranteed in the Ladin Museum Ciastel de Tor, set in a real medieval castle that towers over the centre of San Martino in Badia. Another opportunity is a simple walk through the artisans’ workshops of San Vigilio or through the ancient rural settlements of Val Badia, called “viles”. Local cuisine can also tell a lot about mountain life. Its rich and authentic flavours are easy to find in mountain huts, farms and various restaurants that interpret Ladin culinary traditions with modern creativity.