Badia – mountain village with rustic charm
Ladin customs and traditions are cherished and preserved here
- Ideal for a relaxing holiday close to nature
- A good choice of accommodation and restaurants
- The Santa Croce hospice
Badia, situated at 1,324 m above sea level, is a quiet spot which has kept its rustic character. Several well-preserved Ladin hamlets have made Badia a real gem of traditional Alpine rural architecture.
Ladin customs and traditions are especially cherished and preserved here, and the village inhabitants love introducing tourists to these local customs. To this end, themed events are put on throughout the year, such as the “Leonhardiritt”, a traditional display of decorated horses and carriages in honour of St Leonard.
For those who want to come to Badia for a holiday or to visit one of the many events, there is a wide choice of accommodation available. Hotels and hostelries serving an international cuisine will above all want to tempt you with delicious traditional local dishes. If you prefer a more relaxed style of holiday, there are B&Bs and holiday homes and if you are seeking a rural ambience, a holiday on the farm is just the thing for you!
The cultural heritage of the village can be traced all the way back to the Bronze Age, as shown by discoveries at Sotciastel. The beautiful rococo style parish church of St. Leonhard’s and the pilgrimage church La Crusc (Holy Cross) situated at 2,045 m above sea level are both well worth a visit.
Saint Joseph Freinademetz (1852-1908), the sculptor Lois Anvidalfarei (1962- ) and the painter Lois Irsara (1923- ) count amongst the most famous sons of this tranquil village.
Thanks to its authenticity and its closeness to nature in both summer and winter, the village of Badia is the ideal place for a family holiday which will at the same time be both relaxing and exciting. At warmer times of the year there is a wide variety of country walks to choose from, ranging from a gentle stroll to a challenging hike.
in winter, the ski runs of the Ski Tour La Crusc are particular favourites for a family skiing trip and for longer ski outings to take in the beautiful scenery and the traditional cuisine. You will find many quaint little ski lodges where the landlord does all the cooking and then serves the food! And the Pradüc and Sponata ski lifts will bring you back to the Alta Badia ski carousel in just a few minutes.