Val di Fiemme: History, Culture and Museums

From the 1930s, Stava, thanks to its privileged location a few steps from the town centre but at the same time immersed in an oasis of peace and serenity,  was home to hotels of the village of Tesero in Trentino. The tragedy of 1985 completely destroyed homes and hotels, including the original construction of the Hotel Erica.
However thanks to the tenacity and courage of hoteliers within a few years Stava was born again, quickly returning to be the main area for hotel accommodation in Tesero and a favorite destination for holidays in the Dolomites and Fiemme Valley.

During a holiday in Valle di Fiemme you can be part of the history and traditions that are kept alive and are passed down to the new generations.
In the autumn for example, with the return of the animals from the summer pastures there are important events organised related to our area, such as the Desmontegada de le Caore in Cavalese (return of the goats) or Desmontega in Predazzo (return of the cows).
There are also special opportunities to appreciate the excellence of our local produce such as cheese Caprino della Valle di Fiemme, cheese Puzzone di Moena, Speck, Honey or the wine from the nearby Cembra Valley including the excellent Müller Thurgau.

During the Christmas period, you can visit the Tesero nativity displays created by our craftsmen in the most beautiful corners of the historic centre. A tradition that is repeated year after year, generating the admiration of thousands of visitors.

Not to be missed in Val di Fiemme:

Palace of the Magnificent Community of Fiemme in Cavalese

Just a few kilometers from the Hotel Erica in Cavalese’s old town, the most important artistic building in Val di Fiemme, is the Palace of the Magnificent Community of Fiemme. The Renaissance building was born as a temporary seat for the vicar of Prince Bishop of Trento and the recent renovation has restored the splendor to its frescoed rooms that house the Pinacoteca. In addition to the beautiful paintings, the palace hosts periodic interesting exhibition and a weekly show with guides in period costume.

Contemporary Art Center in Cavalese

Since 2008 this Museum, located in the historic Firmian Palace in Cavalese, has hosted important exhibitions and cultural events. The museum houses permanent and temporary works devoted to the trends of modern and contemporary visual art. They also promote teaching workshops dedicated to children, teenagers and adults.

Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo

This museum specialises in the geology of the Dolomites (since 26th June 2009 part of the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List), in particular the Val di Fiemme and Fassa. Activities include free guided tours, youth and childrens’ workshops, video and documentaries, hikes and program of presentations by experienced geologists to learn about the history and curiosity of the Dolomites.

Not to be missed in Trentino Alto Adige:

The Muse in Trento

The museum ‘signed’ by Renzo Piano has been one of the most visited in Italy and in Europe in recent years.
From climate change to the secrets of DNA, from the first men to the challenges of sustainability, from mountains to tropical forests. The spectacular museum built where once stood an industrial area fascinates with effective information and ‘special effects’. Here you can experience the same emotions of a climb on the Dolomite walls or a free downhill skiing.

The Mart in Rovereto

Mart’s main venue is wedged between two 18th century palaces, in a building designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta with the collaboration of Rovereto-born engineer Giulio Andreolli.

The Mart’s permanent collection includes over 15.000 works including paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, especially with regard to the avant-garde of the twentieth century. Present many works by of Giorgio Morandi, di Giorgio de Chirico, di Carlo Carrà e del futurista roveretano Fortunato Depero. The Marts are also kept the ‘Collezione Giovanardi’.

Ötzi – Bolzano

Man came from the ice (Ötzi), with the accompanying objects, inserted in the historical context, constitutes the central exhibition complex of the South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum in Bolzano. Models, reconstructions, stereoscopic images, videos and interactive multimedia stations allow a suggestive experience into the ancient past of the southern side of the Alps.

 Museums with this symbol are free with the FiemmE-Motion card