As almost all the other Val di Fassa villages, dates back to the Middle Ages, even if the first traces of human presence in the area date back to the Paleolithic Period, when nomadic hunters recovered the Avisio stream.
 
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Vigo di Fassa

The Val di Fassa jewel
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Village of Vigo di Fassa
The Municipality of Vigo di Fassa
Province of Trento
Region Trentino-Alto Adige

Inhabitants: 1.197
Altidutine: 1.381 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
The Dolomites: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Municipality of Vigo di Fassa
Strada Rezia, 12 - 38039 Vigo di Fassa - TN
phone +39. 0462 764182

Vigo di Fassa (Vich in Ladin language) is a ski center of the district of the Val di Fassa / Dolomiti Superski. The village, rich of hotel infrastructures, is an important center of summer excursions in the massif of the Catinaccio. The country, as almost all the other towns of the Val di Fassa, dates back to the Middle Ages, even if the first traces of human presence in the area date back to the Paleolithic Period, when nomadic hunters recovered the Avisio stream. The country started from the Early Middle Ages an uninterrupted growth, ending to encase the near village of San Giovanni (in Ladin Sèn Jan). Of that era still remains, next to the Rectory of the local church, a monumental barn, in the recent past the seat of the Ladin Museum of Fassa. The country continued to prosper thanks to agriculture and breeding until 1860, when the construction of the highway of the Dolomites brought the first tourists, especially from Austria. Coincides with this time the construction of new huts at the base of the mountain group of the Catinaccio, dedicated to the mountaineers and lovers of excursions (among the first at the end of the Nineteenth Century, the Rifugio Vajolet). Are worth a visit are the 15th century church of San Giovanni, in the homonymous hamlet, considered one of the oldest buildings in the valley, in the Gothic style and is characterized by a high bell tower cusp preserves frescos of the XVI century and the Church of Santa Giuliana, solata on a hill above the present village. Always in gothic style, its existence is documented since 1237, but was rebuilt in its entirety in the fifteenth century. Do not miss also the Fassa Ladin Museum and the Monzoni Mineralogical Museum, that gathers around 200 different types of minerals, collected in some teche and viewable also thanks to a microscope, collected in Val di Fassa by an alpine guide originally from Vigo di Fassa.

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Bellamonte
Bellamonte
The village of Bellamonte is located near Predazzo in Val di Fiemme.
Trento - 12.04 KM from Vigo di Fassa
Predazzo
Predazzo
In origin in the territory of Predazzo, in Trentino Alto Adige, there were twelve masi. Now is the most populated village of Fiemme Valley.
Trento - 12.04 KM from Vigo di Fassa
Tires - Tiers
Tires - Tiers
The village of Tires-Tiers is located in South Tyrol inside the Natural Park of the Sciliar.
Bolzano - 12.77 KM from Vigo di Fassa
Fiè allo Sciliar - Völs am Schlern
Fiè allo Sciliar - Völs am Schlern
The village of Fiè allo Sciliar is located in South Tyrol, in the heart of the Dolomites.
Bolzano - 17.05 KM from Vigo di Fassa
Ziano di Fiemme
Ziano di Fiemme
The village of Ziano di Fiemme is situated in front of the Lagorai chain, in Trentino.
Trento - 17.11 KM from Vigo di Fassa
Tesero
Tesero
Il Borgo di Tesero is the handicraft center of Val di Fiemme, in Trentino.
Trento - 17.74 KM from Vigo di Fassa

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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