Destination guide

Stunning scenery in Val Gardena

Set among the snow-capped Sella group, Val Gardena is an Alpine valley in Northern Italy. It's known as the "Jewel of the Dolomites" and with its stunning scenery, colorful folk culture and friendly locals it's easy to see why. The valley is anchored by 3 towns, each with its own unique charm. Ortisei is the biggest, with a pedestrian-friendly center and easy access to the ski lifts. Santa Cristina is surrounded by flower-strewn meadows, while Selva lures visitors with its "ski in/ski out" lifestyle. Wherever you want to base yourself, Val Gardena vacation rentals showcase a stunning collection of Alpine properties in the heart of the valley.

Things to do

Ancient traditions in Val Gardena

Val Gardena harbors a long history of woodcarving. One of the best places to discover the centuries-old tradition is Santa Cristina, home to the world's largest wood-carved nativity scene. Ortisei's Museum Gherdeina is another cultural attraction, showcasing a fascinating collection of mountain fossils, carved wooden toys and more. After a long day on the slopes, the chances are all you'll want to do is relax. Val Gardena vacation rentals make it easy to wind down with blazing fireplaces, cozy decor and magical mountain views.


Hit the slopes in Val Gardena

Over the past decade, Val Gardena has emerged as one of Europe's top ski break destinations. With a Dolomiti Superski Skipass, you unlock access to over 450 kilometers of connected slopes in the Sella group, as well as 650 additional kilometers in nearby ski areas. There's a big focus on scenic runs, fine powder and slopes for every level. Planning a ski break? Whether you're speeding down double Black Diamonds or sticking to family-friendly terrain parks, Val Gardena vacation rentals will put you just steps from the lifts.


Snow days in Val Gardena

Ski season runs from December to April, when The Dolomites receive heavy snowfall and plenty of powder. As well as skiing, Val Gardena offers a myriad of winter activities, including sledding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ice skating, tubing and more. Christmas is particularly magical, with all 3 towns treating visitors to festive markets, mulled wine stalls and sparkling fairy lights. In summer, Val Gardena is transformed into an outdoor playground. You can hike Alpine trails, mountain bike in the forest, horse ride in the backcountry and more.

Natural features

Val Gardena is a hub for mountain sports

Val Gardena is set in the heart of the Dolomites, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the northern Italian Alps, some peaks are almost 10,000-feet high. With jagged peaks, sheer rock faces and countless routes to explore, the range is hugely popular mountaineers and rock climbers. Val Gardena is also a hub for mountain sports, with the legendary Sellaronda ski circuit winding through the valley. In summer, Puez-Odle Nature Park lures hikers with its Alpine meadows and lush pine forests.

Where to stay around Val Gardena?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 779 vacation rentals near Val Gardena. From 606 Condos/Apartments to 93 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Val Gardena for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Val Gardena?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Val Gardena. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lake Braies: 509 vacation rentals
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo: 481 vacation rentals
  • Dolomiti: 2,506 vacation rentals
  • Veneto: 9,088 vacation rentals
  • Bolzano: 324 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Val Gardena! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Val Gardena?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Val Gardena:

  • Cortina d'Ampezzo: 481 rentals
  • Bolzano: 324 rentals
  • Ortisei: 608 rentals
  • Selva di Val Gardena: 678 rentals
  • Canazei: 695 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Val Gardena?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Val Gardena. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Braies: 509 rentals
  • Bolzano/Bozen Station: 1,170 rentals
  • Brunico Castles: 360 rentals
  • Costa Ski Lift: 704 rentals
  • Dolomites Falconry: 745 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Val Gardena listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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