Location of Val Gardena in South Tyrol (Italy)

Location of the Val Gardena valley

Val Gardena in the heart of the Dolomites is located in South Tyrol in Italy. Despite the calm, remote, and wonderful location in the Dolomites, it is still very easy to access.

This valley is nearly 30 km long and forks off close to the south of Klausen (near bridge Gardena / Waidbruck) east of the Eisack Valley (valle Isarco). The most significant towns of the valley are Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva Gardena.

The nearest larger city Bozen (Bolzano) is just 40 km away. Bozen is the regional capital of Sout Tyrol and an important travel landmark.

Map of South Tyrol with main traffic routes and location of Val Gardena.

Distances to Val Gardena

  • Bozen (Bolzano) 40 km
  • Innsbruck 120 km
  • Munich 300 km
  • Salzburg 320 km
  • Zurich 420 km
  • Verona 190 km
  • Venice 250 km
  • Milano 300 km
  • Rome 700 km

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Wood carving in Val Gardena

The art of wood carving has been practiced in Val Gardena for centuries and today the wood carvings from Val Gardena are worldwide well known.