Friendly and cosmopolitan San Cassiano
The perfect place for a holiday in the mountains
- A good variety of accommodation to suit every taste
- Good selection of restaurants, including two Michelin star restaurants
- The Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus
- The cross-country center Alta Badia in Armentarola
At the foot of the Dolomite peaks of Lavarela and Conturines, at 1,537 m above sea level, lies the charming little mountain village of San Cassiano. Along with a plethora of convivial and elegant restaurants – including two Michelin-starred restaurants – the village, which attracts an international clientele, offers a wide choice of accommodation, ranging from exclusive hotels, comfortable hostelries and holiday homes to family-run B&Bs and a camping site admidst pristine nature.
The pedestrianised zone in San Cassiano is particularly popular with visitors and inhabitants alike, with its cafés, bars, restaurants and a splendid choice of shopping opportunities.
In summer, families and casual walkers enjoy strolling through the sunny Armentarola and Störes meadows, along the “Larch Trail” (sentiero dei larici) and the “Meditation Trail” (sentiero di meditazione). Those who prefer a longer hike will appreciate the spectacular trails in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and up to the Lagazuoi Mountain.
The mountains all around San Cassiano are of great geological and historical interest. You can see several testimonies to the tragic history of the First World War all around the Lagazuoi Mountain. At the foot of the Conturines you can join a guided hike to the well-preserved cave dwelling of the prehistoric cave bear ‘ursus ladinicus’. The Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus, in the centre of the village, is dedicated to that same cave bear.
in winter, many treats await the active holidaymaker. Among the special highlights in San Cassiano there is the Foram toboggan run, the 7.2 km long downhill ski run from Lagazuoi to San Cassiano -Saré and the Armentarola cross-country skiing centre with its 25 km runs which are part of the Dolomiti Nordic Ski, the largest cross-country carousel in the whole of Europe.
You can access the Alta Badia skiing area via the Piz Sorega cable car.