Vallada Agordina is a charming village in Agordino Valley, on the Dolomites. It is made up of 7 little hamlets: Mas, Celat, Sachet, Toffol, Andrich, Piaz e Cogul. It has a sunny and open position.
The village is surronded by woods and it is easy to get in touch with the local animals such as deers, foxes, roe deers…
It is the starting point for many excursions in nature, both trekking and MTbiking, all the routes are well marked. Along the path it’s easy to meet the Atriols (religoius niche ) or crosses as witnesses of the past religious faith of the people.
Vallada has got many important alpine churches, as for example the Church of San Simon, it is the oldest church of the valley, dating back to 1185. It preserves ancient frescos from Paris Bordone, who was Tiziano’s pupil.
Another spectacular church is the Church of San Rocco at Celat, in the village dating back to 1500.
Many houses are enriched with ancient frescos with religious figures and this is the reason why the valley is known as the “Valley with the Saints at the window”.
As in all the villages of the valley also Vallada Agordina is rich of beautiful tabià, the ancient burn, built in wood and stones. Along the roads in the town there are many brente, the ancient fountains made of stone which tell us how rich in water the town was.
A typical dish is le paste da fornel, a sort of pasta seasoned with melted butter, sultanies, apples and poppy seeds, a typical ingredient of this area.
Carfogn are a delicious local sweet usally made in winter.
A legend tells that among the woods there is a little funny spiteful gnome, his name is El Ganbaretol. If you come and walk in the woods here you might meet him! Take care, it wears a long red hat.