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Fanes - Senes - Braies Nature Park

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The Fanes - Senes - Braies Nature Park is part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage. It is also called "the shining face of the Dolomites" because of the rich variety of its vegetation and landscapes, with steep cliffs rising at the edge of the Park and protecting a large area of pastures and colorful plateaus.

A hike through the Nature Park will take you to the mysterious places of the legend of the Kingdom of Fanes. The saga, which is considered the Ladin national epic poem, tells of the expansion of the mythical Fanes empire and its fall, of the princesses Moltina and Dolasilla, of the evil wizard Spina de Mul and of the fearless hero Ey de Net.

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A13 and the A22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as S. Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona - Bolzano: take the A22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 km (via Brunico) - 100 km
  • Connection train station - Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sii.bz.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich - 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo - 180 km / 200 km
  • Verona - 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 km / 400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.altoadigebus.com - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

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46.564546, 11.989883
DMS
46°33'52.4"N 11°59'23.6"E
UTM
32T 729142 5161118
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