Lake Braies and the elevated plain of Prato Piazza make holidays in Braies a natural experience.
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Braies is the name of a municipality in the homonymous valley, which stretches in southern direction, branching off from the Val Pusteria between Villabassa and Monguelfo. The Valle di Braies snakes across the Fanes-Sennes-Braies nature park and comprises the villages of Braies di Fuori, Braies di Dentro, San Vito and Ferrara, surrounded by the “pale mountains”, the Braies Dolomites. Braies has got about 630 inhabitants and stretches from 1,120 - 3,146 m asl.
Lake Braies and Prato Piazza are the two flagships of the municipality and also the main attractions. Lake Braies is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes of South Tyrol, attracting a large number of visitors above all due to its location and great backdrop. Prato Piazza, however, provides ideal terrain for activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing or simply admiring the Braies Dolomites while having a cup of coffee.
Braies is also reknown for the mountain bike competition Dolomiti Superbike, considered the hardest mountain bike competition in the Dolomites. And even world-famous visitors such as Terence Hill came to stay in Braies, as some scenes for his tv series “L’uomo dei boschi” were registered at the lakeside, and he felt “like home”.