Val d'Ega in the Dolomites

Rough and ready

The Val d'Ega carves its wild and rocky way up from the city of Bolzano through deep ravines formed in the rock by the chilly waters of the tumultuous Ega stream, winding its way up towards the Catinaccio massif, past boulders and mountain slopes, until it reaches the top of the mountain, dwindles and widens, gleaming in the form of sun-kissed pale mountain peaks.

Reflection of the Latemar - Lake Carezza
Evening Lights around the Latemar
Lake Carezza with view on the Rosengarten/Catinaccio

What there is to see in the Val d'Ega!

Those in search of the spirit of the mountains need look no further than the narrow rocky ravines, lofty peaks and extensive mountain pastures of this valley, with its picturesque little villages nestling against the slopes of the Dolomites or perching nobly on high plateaus. Path after path, to peaks and through forests, in summer and in winter. The magical Lago di Carezza, the skiing and hiking areas of Carezza and Obereggen, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites with the Catinaccio and Latemar massifs, Santa Maria di Pietralba, the observatory at Gummer... there is no limit to the adventures to be had here!

From village to village, from mountain to city

Nova Levante , Tires al Catinaccion, Nova Ponente, Carezza, Obereggen, Ega, Monte San Pietro: these are just some of the villages waiting to be discovered. Hotels, guesthouses, holiday apartments  - there are numerous places to stay, too. What makes the Val d'Ega so attractive is its proximity to the provincial capital of Bolzano, around 15 minutes' drive away. From the mountains to the city, from the ski slopes of Carezza or Obereggen to museums, from Alpine huts to a shopping trip beneath the 'portici', the arcades of Bolzano.