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In PAESI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

Sappada / Plodn, a German-speaking enclave, stretches along the main road for about five kilometres and is divided into fifteen hamlets (heivilan). All around there are imposing mountains which are a couple of hours’ walk from the centre of the town. In the old part of the village, “Sappada Vecchia”, there are several 17th and 18th century wooden houses constructed with the Blockbau technique. Typical features of each hamlet are fountains, crucifixes, chapels; other symbols of faith, such as crucifixes and chapels, are dotted around the countryside. Among the most notable churches are the parish church, dedicated to St Margaret, built in baroque style in 1779 with paintings by Renzler, Moro and Barazzutti, St Oswald’s in Cimasappada(1732) and the church Regina Pacis (1973). There are many local traditions and customs, from the language (plodarisch) to the Carnival (Vosenòcht) which has its symbol in the stern character “Rollate”. A visit to the local museums  offers the opportunity to learn about history and culture: the ethnographic museum “Giuseppe Fontana”, the museum of rural life and the Little museum of the Great War. Moreover the painter Pio Solero was born here. Sappada is a well-known tourist resort both in winter, thanks to the skiing facilities, and in summer, when visitors can enjoy the many beauties of the valley: the alpine fauna park, with fallow deer and chamois, the waterfalls on Rio Mühlbach, the Acquatona gorge at the entrance to the village, a deep ravine cut by the river Piave that rises in the nearby Val Sesis, and the lakes d’Olbe right up in the mountains.

Comelico & Sappada tourist association: 0435.428343 /
Sappada tourist office: 0435.469131