Val di Fassa

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History - A valley inhabited since prehistory.
Traces of mesolithic occurrences (ca. 8000-5000 B.C.), when hunters coming from the Po valley started to travel through the alpine passes and the high grasslands above 2000 metres, near the Sella pass and cupels found on a rock on the top of Pian Doleda (Alba), at an altitude of 1800 metres, testify how the region surrounding the upper part of the Avisio valley was "visited" by these ancestors. Later, from the neolithic period (4000 B.C.) onwards, the alpine valleys were occupied by groups of people involved in agriculture, animal farming and a more sedentary lifestyle. In the dolomite area the first settlements date back to the Bronze Age (1800-900 B. C.).
The Rhaetian people - There are plenty of settlements and evidence of the presence of peoples of unknown origin in Valle di Fassa. The Col di Pigui "Rhaetian stronghold", near Mazzin at 1550 metres above sea level, is a clear example of a fortified settlement of Rhaetian civilization. Near Campitello, at Plan del Crepél, at an altitude of 1500 metres, pottery from the late Iron Age has come to light.
The Fassa Community - The "Magnifica Comunità di Fassa " (Magnificent Fassa Community) is likely to have its deepest roots in the settlements of the indigenous people in the ancient times. The diffusion of Christianity consolidated through the creation of "parish churches", which from the Carolingian age represented the veritable centres of the civilian and ecclesiastical organization. The Fassa Community had to fight a good deal in order to maintain its self-government and freedom against the Bressanone Prince Bishop's intrusions.
During the Napoleonic Wars, when the Fassa people bravely fought alongside the Tyrolean military troops, communal institutions and relationships amongst Ladin people suffered heavy consequences. The local communities' privileges and the Bishop's Principality were abolished and Val di Fassa, between 1817 and '18, was removed from Bressanone's diocese and from the district of Bolzano and tied to the diocese of Trento and the district of Cavalese.
At Val di Fassa, 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.
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