The 10 Best Things to Do in Ortisei, Italy

February 8, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Urtijëi (Ladin pronunciation: [uʀtiˈʒɜi̯] ( listen); German: St. Ulrich in Gröden [saŋkt ˈulrɪç in ˈɡrøːdn̩]; Italian: Ortisei [ortiˈzɛi]) is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It occupies the Val Gardena within the Dolomites, a mountain chain that is part of the Alps.
Restaurants in Ortisei

1. Chiesa di San Giacomo

39046 Ortisei, Italy +39 0471 777600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 227 reviews

Chiesa di San Giacomo

Reviewed By biblioma - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This beautiful old church is set amongst the woods on the side of the valley, with views towards the Mountains. Approach along the well-maintained footpath from Santa Cristina, along which boards tell the story of San Giacomo, with illustrations by local schoolchildren.

2. Monte Pana

39047 Santa Cristina Val Gardena, Italy
Excellent
58%
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36%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Monte Pana

Reviewed By ContadinoDiVino - San Lorenzo in Bibbiano

We came to Monte Pana en route to Alpe di Suisse. We explored the area checking for a good rustic type restaurant but with no success. The scenery is beautiful but that goes without saying for the whole Dolomiti region.

3. Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena, Italy +39 0471 777777
Excellent
84%
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13%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Val Gardena

Reviewed By Gianluca M - Brescia, Italy

Uncomparable with many places a lot more famous in Europe, it has absolutely nothing to envy. Hundreds of km of slopes, well maintained with good and well maintained lifts, chalets and restaurants serve excellent food and the scenery of the dolomites is just breathtaking

4. Chiesetta di San Giovanni

Frazione Santa Maddalena 39 | Val di Funes, 39040, Funes, Italy +39 0472 840506
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Chiesetta di San Giovanni

Reviewed By Attilla64 - Camden, Australia

Lovely little church with the mountain backdrop. Still surrounded by snow in late March, it sits apart as if on a little island off by itself. Great photo opportunities. Bus from Bressanone bahnhof will take you directly there on the hour but car handy.
Bucket list stuff!

5. Elikos

Pontives 26/A | Val Gardena - Ortisei - S.Cristina - Selva, 39040 Laion, Italy
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5 based on 16 reviews

Elikos

The pilots have extensive experience in mountain flying as well as an impressive record in mountain search and rescue. Our high standards guarantee a reliable service to the Alpine Huts and Shelters. We also guarantee precision assembling and a highly specialized service for aerial photography.

Reviewed By jkc2 - new york

We took a 50 minute helicopter tour of the Dolomites in July. It was the most exciting part of our vacation. The views were unbelievably beautiful. The ride was very smooth. I had never been in a helicopter before so I was a bit apprehensive but I felt very safe and confident in our pilot. The trip was a lot of fun.

6. Alpe di Siusi - Seiser Alm Bahn

Via Sciliar 39, 39040, Castelrotto, Italy +39 0471 704271
Excellent
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4.5 based on 279 reviews

Alpe di Siusi - Seiser Alm Bahn

Reviewed By Kim025Singapore - Singapore

We stayed at Castelrotto and there is a shuttle bus to the cable car station. We went early and got our cable car tickets easily before the crowd came in. The cable car ride was smooth and interesting. When we reached the top, there were so many things to do and many trails to take. The weather was sunny and we walked around enjoying the beautiful scenery all around us. After coming down by the cable car, we took another shuttle bus to Ortisei. After touring Ortisei, we took the shuttle bus back to Castelrotto, got our luggages and went on to Bolzano by bus. We visited before 2016

7. Ortisei: Zona Pedonale

Via Rezia, 39046 Ortisei Val Gardena Italia Ortisei, Italy +39 0471 777600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ortisei: Zona Pedonale

Reviewed By MelbourneElizabeth - Melbourne

We have visited this area twice now and it never disappoints. The pedestrian zone has a lovely ambience about it and the shops & restaurants leave you with lots of choices. The tourist information is towards the end of the strip.
The hotels provide you with a Mobility Card which provides you with free bus travel in the area which was a real bonus as we were about 800 metres out of the main strip.

8. Giro del Bullaccia

39040, Castelrotto, Italy
Excellent
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5 based on 82 reviews

Giro del Bullaccia

Reviewed By LMZV - New York City, New York

This hike is often listed as a family hike, but it has some difficult portions and much of it take you along the edge of cliffs. It is very beautiful, though. I would also leave more than the claimed time (it took us longer).

9. Rifugio Firenze

Strada Ciaulonch 17 | Fam. Perathoner, 39047 Santa Cristina Val Gardena, Italy +39 0471 796307
Excellent
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4 based on 183 reviews

Rifugio Firenze

Built in 1888 as one of the first mountain huts in Val Gardena. It's located on the sunny side in the middle of the Nature Park Puez-Odle with a stunning view on the Sassolungo and on the Odle Mountains. Perfect starting point for different walkings and hikings. The kitchen offers fresh local dishes and there is the chance to sleep in rooms or dormitories. Open in summer from 1st June until mid of October.

Reviewed By Bearsm53 - Umeå

This place was crammed when we visited on a sunny August day. I ordered Kaiserschmarrn (a local thick pancake) with cranberries and enjoyed the meal with a pint of local lager. I would suggest that this establishment is filed under restaurants rather than attractions.

10. Ovovia Alpe di Siusi

Via Setil 9, 39046 Ortisei, Italy +39 0471 797897
Excellent
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4.5 based on 144 reviews

Ovovia Alpe di Siusi

The gondola cable car connect the town of Ortisei with the Alpe di Siusi, the biggest alpine meddows of Europe. A protected Aerea at 2000m a.s.l. Amazing Panorama, bike destination, walking, alpine skiing, cross-country Skiing. At the most wednesdays open also at evening. Dinner in the Mountains.

Reviewed By cbellehu - Memphis, Tennessee

Round trip from Ortisei to the top is 17 Euro per person. I thought the price was high for a 10 minute ride each way, but the views of teh town form the cable car and the views of the mountain from the top are spectacular. To drive to see th emountain takes about 20 minutes from Ortisei, so the cable car saves you the drive. And, the view from so high up provides a different perspective. The last car up and down in October was 5pm, so be sure to plan ahead and go up early enough to hike around and have a drink at the restaurant at the top, to get your 17 Euro worth. Be sure to take the return car down about 10 minutes before the last car down; they are serious about the end time. The cars have closed doors, the cars move slowly and did not sway, and even if you are afraid of heights, like me, this shoudl not be a scary ride.

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