Lungiarü in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Dolomites

Lungiarü is distinguished both by the Ladin language and culture and by its location at the foot of the Dolomites. Lungiarü belongs to the municipality of San Martin de Tor (St. Martin in Thurn) and is situated in the Val da Lungiarü (Campill) Valley, far from the tourism centres of the Gadertal Valley. The village at the foot of the valley, at 1,400 m a.s.l, is surrounded by the Dolomite summits of the Puez, Geisler and Peitlerkofel Groups, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. Over half of the village lies within the Puez-Geisler Nature Park.

One particularly unusual feature of this peacefully-located village is the “Viles”: These settlements, or hamlets, are located on the clement southern slopes above the village centre where the woodland gives way to grain crops and agriculture. The farmhouses have a distinctive “mushroom” shape, and consist of a lower floor in stone and an upper, cantilevered floor in wood. These cultural testimonies, as well as the endless opportunities for tours to the surrounding Alpine meadows, mountain huts, mountain meadows and Dolomite summits, make Lungiarü an exceptional year-round destination for culture, nature and mountain lovers.