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Val Gardena for mountains and valleys, woods and streams.
The name Val Gardena is first recorded in a deed of gift from the year 999, when Duke Otto von Andechs made the Bishop of Freising a present of an area of woodland called "Forestum ad Gredine". Val Gardena - Groden in German, and Gherdeina in Ladin - means "fence".
Val Gardena, the heartland of the Ladin culture, is about thirteen miles long and runs more or less from west to east from the narrow entrance to the valley at Ponte Gardena to Selva Gardena at the end of the valley and up to Passo Gardena and Passo Sella. The lowest point is located at 470 m a.s.l. while the highest is Sassolungo (3,181 m).
Val Gardena starts off as a gorge-like valley befoie it opens out after the defile at Pontives to form a high-level valley at Roncadizza, at about 1,100 m above sea-level.
At Val Gardena, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, mountain chalets, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.