Val Comelico will enchant you with the beauty of its landscape and the authenticity that its small villages scattered throughout the area still retain. These places, where shades of green, meadows and fir forests contrast with the peaks of the Dolomites, will allow you to really get to know the mountains and the locals at their simplest.
You can take part in the many nature activities in every season: hiking, horseback riding, climbing the iron roads, biking, mountain-biking, and sport fishing in spring and summer. With snow, you can have fun skiing down the Dolomiti Superski slopes, which reach 2,000 metres above sea level at Col d’la Tenda and allow you to take “The Tour of the Peaks”: Thirty-four kilometres of skiing between Val Pusteria and Comelico.
The Val Comelico Ski Area, included in the Dolomiti Superski package, is also perfect for experienced skiers. There are many corners that you can discover immersed in nature and far from the hustle and bustle, such as Val Visdende, on the way to the springs of the River Piave; such as Valgrande; the Great War routes in the Dolomites; the paths of Pope John Paul II; and the trails to mountain pastures and mountain shelters.
On the other hand, in the villages you will be able to appreciate the characteristic examples of rural architecture, taste the local cuisine, enjoy the simple but warm welcome of the accommodations, rediscover the slow rhythms tied to nature, and relive ancient traditions, such as the Ladin Carnival celebrations.
Curiosities and tips
- This is how Giosuè Carducci described Comelico: “And of scattered hamlets hidden among the pines and firs all the green Comelico.”
- Would you like to eat the cheeses of Valcomelico at home? Adopt a cow from Costalta!
- At Comelico Superiore, Carnival is a special event of traditions and cheerfulness. In typical masquerade, the main masks are Laché and Matazin.
- Songs, folk dances and jokes go on for weeks in the various hamlets.
- “O n kolpu n s tàia n len” — You don’t cut wood with one blow. People in Comelico speak Ladin, a language proudly still used and handed down.