San Martino in Badia
Ladin holidays in San Martino in Badia
San Martino in Badia lies in the heart of Val Badia, and can be easily recognized because of the wonderful surrounding mountains and the medieval castle overlooking it. This is called "Ciastèl del Tor": it was built in the 13th century and today it hosts the Ladin museum, where you can discover typical lifestyle and traditions of the local people.
If you are interested by the ladin culture, in San Martino you will also find the Istitut Ladin Micurà de Rü, with a rich library, many cultural events and projects related to the language and culture of this linguistic minority.
Anyway, San Martino also means sport: first of all downhill run, in the ski areas Plan de Corones and Alta Badia/Sellaronda which can be reached without using the car. And then cross-country skiing on Passo delle Erbe, ski mountaineering on the Puez, sledging or snowshoe walking.
From spring to autumn the surrounding nature is a color explosion: the multicolored mountain flowers, the forests in autumn, the bewitching pink "enrosadira" sunsets can be discovered by walking, hiking or mountain biking.