The Rudo Valley in the beautiful Val Badia offers a wonderful view of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Due to their breathtaking beauty and their uniqueness from a geologic, botanic and landscape point of view, the Dolomites were declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009. The unique alpenglow
The "Pale Mountains", as the Dolomites are often called due to the Dolomite rocks, offer a true spectacle during sunset: the renowned alpenglow called "Enrosadira". At sunset the rocks get coloured from gleaming red to violet with increasing intensity. The mountains
The highest mountain in the Dolomites is the Marmolada
at 3,342 metres above sea level. Other renowned massifs are the Three Peaks
in the Sesto Dolomites, the Sella, Catinaccio, Sciliar, the Geisler Mountain Group and the Sasso Lungo Mountain Group.
The Ladin population has survived in the valleys of the Dolomites separated from the outside world by four mountain passes. The language is a mix of Rhaeto-Roman and Latin and is still actively spoken by about 18,000 people. The Ladin population inhabits the four valleys surrounding the Sella, namely Val Gardena, Fassa, Livinallongo and Val Badia.