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San Martino in Badia

San Martino in Badia is situated in the Dolomites and hosts the Ladin Museum Ciastel de Tor

San Martin de Tor is one of the five Ladin municipalities of the Val Badia valley. It includes the villages of Piccolino, Longiarù and Antermoia and comprises an area of 76 sq km that stretches from 1,115 m to 1,515 m. The highest located village is Antermoia, situated at the foot of the Sasso Putia, the local mountain of the municipality. The toponym has first appeared in documents of 1260 and was mentioned in connection with a church.

Inhabited by 1,700 people, the genuine municipality is not at least so popular due to its fabulous location in the Dolomites. Culture is of utmost importance in San Martino in Badia, as it is seat of the Provincial Museum Ciastel de Tor and the Culture Institute Micura de Ru. A further attraction is the Valle dei Molini with the so-called “viles“, an ancient for of settlement in this area. The Puez-Odle nature park and the mountains of the Dolomites provide for ideal hiking terrain in all the seasons of the year.

In winter San Martino is directly connected with the Plan de Corones skiing area, as the lower terminus of the lift facilities is distant only 1 km. Also the slopes of the world-famous Sellaronda can be reached thanks to a shuttle service running every 20 minutes. Cross-country skiers can look forward to a 6.5 km long panoramic trail snaking at the foot of the Sasso Putia. San Martino in Badia is a perfect combination of culture and nature, able to make your holidays lasting.

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