Mountain sports, inspiring scenery and food festivals await in this village set in the midst of three postcard-perfect valleys.
Moena is the Fairy of the Dolomites, a charismatic village located in heart of Trentino’s Val di Fassa valley. Its natural beauty ranges from the crenulated Dolomite mountains to forest-clad valleys and tranquil lakes. Moena is a destination for year-round outdoor adventures and a place to discover a culinary scene influenced by its Ladin culture.
Moena’s village is a maze of winding streets, which straddle a gently flowing creek. Explore on foot or by rented bike, pausing to admire the views that appear at the turn of every corner. Visit the Church of San Vigilio, crowned by a Gothic tower and decorated with paintings by Valentino Rovisi. Admire work by sculptor Giovanni Guadagnini at the Church of San Volfango.
The dramatic landscapes of the surrounding Val di Fassa lend themselves to myriad outdoor pursuits. The TreValli Ski Area incorporates the Alpe Lusia, Bellamonte, Falcade and San Pellegrino resorts. All provide modern facilities and infinite well-groomed runs suitable for first-time skiers to seasoned experts. In January, the Marcialonga cross-country ski race takes place between Moena and Canazei.
During the summer months, Moena boasts endless miles of hiking routes, low-level walks and mountain-bike trails. It's also the starting point for Val di Fassa Bike, a cycling marathon held in September. Other activities include hang-gliding, horseback riding, Nordic walking, paragliding and via ferrata climbing. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of Lake Soraga while marveling at the unparalleled panoramas.
Don’t miss the chance to sample food inspired by a blend of typical Italian flavors and ancient Ladin traditions. The star ingredient of many dishes is Puzzone di Moena, a semi-hard, strong cheese made with raw cow’s milk. Annual festivals celebrate local gastronomy, namely March’s A tavola la Fata delle Dolomiti (At the Table with the Dolomite Fairy) and September’s Sapori d’Autunno (Autumn Flavors).
Moena is easy to get to via public buses from Bolzano and Trento. Shuttle services operate throughout the year and connect the picturesque villages and outstanding ski resorts of Val di Fassa.