San Vigilio di Marebbe is completely surrounded by the Dolomites which thanks to their unparalleled magnificence have been recognised by UNESCO as a site of World Natural Heritage. The enchanting beauty of the nature reserves which can be reached and visited in a day trip will make your stay a special event.

Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Reserve

With its 25,680 hectares of Dolomites high plains, extensive forests and superb crystalline lakes, the Fanes-Senes-Braies nature reserve is the third largest in South Tyrol. Here like in no other part of the Dolomites can you experience the magical atmosphere of the Ladin sagas and the strength and force which shaped these mountains. Visitors may observe the fauna and flora present in the region also by partaking in guided visits which will reveal the secrets of this protected area. Children also have access to a learning centre equipped with interactive games and instruments.

Plan de Corones
At 2,275 m above sea level Plan de Corones offers the visitor spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, from the Dolomites all the way to the peaks of the Alps in Val Venosta. Although principally a winter tourist destination, the area nonetheless offers superb paths and mountain trails during the summer months. Summer walks and hiking tours in fact are the ideal means of fully experiencing the pristine and unspoilt natural environment. With its large number of ski-lifts, Plan de Corones is probably the best-equipped tourist destination not only in Italy but also in Europe.

The Dolomites: the pale mountains
Formed some 200 million years ago by the primordial sea, the Dolomites today rise to 3000 metres above sea level. Defined by many as the most beautiful mountains in the world, they have been recognised by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage. With the hundreds of paths, via ferratas and mountain trail winding their way through them, these superb mountains are one of the most favoured destinations for tourists and hiking enthusiasts the world over. Gazing upon their beauty in the evening as they take on a pink hue is an unforgettable experience for everyone.