Farm Holidays in Corvara - holiday flats and rooms in South Tyrolto the farms ▼A Farm Holiday in Corvara is a popular choice in summer and in winter. A top ski resort, free time options and hiking paths await along with cosy tea rooms.
Corvara lies in a sunny basin at the end of the upper southern Gadertal valley and is surrounded by the massive mountains of the Dolomites. The village is one of the three Ladin municipalities of Alta Badia and is spread across the three villages of Corvara, Pescosta and Kolfuschg, which have nearly grown together over the course of the years.
The 2,665-metre-high Sassongher mountain towers majestically above Corvara. The Sella massif and Puez-Geisler Nature Park surround the village, which can look back on a long tradition of tourism and is still a popular place for holidays – also with high society. The Sellaronda, the circuit route around the Sella massif, is popular with skiers in winter and mountain bikers in summer. Anyone going for a Farm Holiday in Corvara will spend it in a cosy mountain village with impressive mountains in the background and plenty of free time options.
A Farm Holiday in Corvara between culture and enjoyment
Corvara has been described as the cradle of tourism in Alta Badia. Back in the 18th century, the first guests came on holiday here and climbed the surrounding Dolomite peaks accompanied by local guides. In 1938, the first ski lift was built, a drag lift, which was replaced in 1947 by the first chair lift in Italy. Even then, guests enjoyed the views of the Marmolata glacier, the Sella massif and the many Dolomite peaks on Pralongià plateau.
There are attractions not far from your holiday flat in Corvara for culture-seekers, such as the parish church of St. Katharina. The Holy Cross Church lies at the foot of the Fanes-Sennes mountain range and a permanent exhibition of watercolours and studies in bronze are on display in the atelier of Raimund Mussner. Gourmets will be able to look forward to the numerous restaurants, cosy bars, cake shops, tea rooms and chocolate shops.
Active in summer and winter
Those seeking a bit of action on holiday in Corvara can choose between a number of options at any time of year. In summer, there are strolls in the valley, extensive walks through Puez-Geisler Nature Park and more challenging tours to mountain peaks on the Sassongher or the Piz Boè. One highlight for experienced Alpine hikers with a head for heights is definitely Pisciadù 'via ferrata' in the Sellastock massif.
Indoor and outdoor tennis courts and Sotscofes lake will add variety to your Farm Holiday. 'Tranrüs' 9-hole golf course set at 1,700 metres above sea level is three kilometres from Corvara.
There are 130 easy to challenging pistes and super-modern lifts to look forward to for leisurely skiers, families with children and expert skiers in winter. In the middle of the village there is a direct connection to two of the finest ski circuits in the Alps: the Sellaronda and the First World War ski circuit. Skiing around the Sella massif, in particular, should be one of the things to do on a Farm Holiday in Corvara.
The landscape of Corvara is also suitable for winter walks, snow shoe walks and ski tours. There is a covered ice stadium and cross-country runs through woodland up to Pisciadù waterfall.
Nostalgic hay-sledge rides
There are some events in the village that may easily be attended from a holiday flat in Corvara. The hay-sledge ride in Kolfuschg is a real experience. This nostalgic spectacle takes place every year in February on Colfosco ski piste. Participants wear traditional farm dress and compete in pairs on old hay-sledges. Afterwards, ski instructors demonstrate various old techniques in skiing and the evening sees paraglider flights. As part of 'Donnerstag in Corvara', or 'Thursday in Corvara' series, musicians, dance groups, 'Schuhplattler' dancers and whip-crackers offer insights into local traditions. The backdrop to a concert by the 'Musikkapelle' traditional band provides a really special experience on a Farm Holiday. This involves the Pisciadù 'via ferrata' route and the Sassongher being floodlit and flares are set off into the sky.
Why take a holiday in Corvara?
- Enjoys an excellent position on the Sellaronda
- A covered ice stadium, golf course and lots more free time options
- Ideal for an action-packed holiday