Selva in Val Gardena

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General information about Selva in Val Gardena
Surrounded by the beautiful mountain scenery of the Dolomites, Unesco World Heritage Site, Selva is located on 1.564 m sea level and is one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations of South Tyrol. With around 2.700 inhabitants it is the third village of the well-known valley Val Gardena. Situated in the heart of the Dolomites, Selva offers not just in winter but also in summer varied sport, relaxation and entertainment possibilities for “ little guests ” and for adults. Selva has also numerous hotels, apartments and residences with different prices and quality standards.

Nature and attractions in Val Gardena
Selva’s natural attractions are the Sella Group, the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto and the Puez – Odle Nature Park with its breathtaking mountains Stevia, Chedul and the Cir Group.


Selva during winter and summer - sport and culture
Characterized by a beautiful snow landscape in the winter months, Selva attracts with its numerous lifts and downhill runs that are all connected to the skiing area of Val Gardena. As an alternative to skiing, snowboarding and cross- country skiing, Selva has various leisure facilities, which include skating in the ice stadium, playing golf, skating and inline skating, a shooting range, a horse back riding school, billiard and bowling. In the summer season there is the possibility of excursions of all levels of difficulty, to the most beautiful mountains of Selva in order to enjoy a breathtaking view. If you are not a passionate hiker there are alternative activities such as paragliding, hang gliding, playing golf, swimming in the swimming pool of your hotel or horse back riding. Selva has a large cultural offer. The most important sights are the parish church "Maria Hilf", the Chapel of memorial victims of the mountains, the small chapel in Vallunga or the ruins of the castel of Wolkenstein.
Language and tradition in Val Gardena
In addition to the german and italian language, there is another language called “ladin” which is spoken in 5 valleys of the Dolomites. Ladin is an antich “rhaeto romanic” language and it has its origins in latin language. This language was spoken by the former inhabitants, initially transmitted just orally and later also in written form. Through the ladin language, many traditions and customs of Val Gardena have been maintained. The language not only enriches the culture but also the daily life of the people. In addition to the individual language, wood carving is one of the best known and most interesting features of our Valley. At the beginning of the 17th century wood carving was just an “emergency employment” but then it became a typical art and craft of Val Gardena which had a big influence on its good reputation.

Accomodations, restaurants and nightlife
entertainment for your holiday Selva offers all types of accomodation, from luxury 5 star hotels which can fully satisfy all your wishes, to comfortable self-catering apartments. To ensure your comfort and needs there are a lot of possibilities for shopping in various clothing, shoes and sports stores, and different specialized shops, like wood carving shops. In the evenings you won’t be bored as the nightlife takes place in several bars, discos and après – ski locations. In numerous restaurants and pizzerias you can enjoy national and international specialties.

Are you interested in spending an unforgettable vacation in Selva Val Gardena? What are you waiting for? Book your winter or summer holiday now and we will be happy to welcome you as our guests.