Moena is one of many enchanting villages set in the enchanting Fassa Valley. Snow-capped mountains like Catinaccio, Monzoni and Sassolungo frame the village and add to the cinematic setting. It’s nicknamed the “Fairy of the Dolomites”, which is a nod to the magical pink glow that illuminates the peaks at sunrise and sunset.
Things to do in Moena
Spectacular mountain views aren’t the only draw in Moena. The charming village is dotted with beautiful historic buildings, including the ancient Church of San Volfango decorated with centuries-old frescoes. Pastel-coloured chalets and rustic log cabins give the village a storybook aesthetic.
Use Moena as a base for summer hikes in the magnificent Trentino-Alto Adige region. Hiking trails wind through the mountains and take you past “rifugio” alpine restaurants. Work up an appetite on the trails and refuel with piping hot bowls of fresh pasta, hearty meat stews and “canederli” dumplings served in a rich beef broth. Puzzone di Moena, a famous washed rind cheese made from raw cow's milk, is a local specialty and protected by PDO status. Wash down your lunch with a glass of homemade “grappa” brandy before heading back to the trail.
Moena is set in the heart of the snow-dusted Tre Valli ski region. Groomed runs and state-of-the-art lifts connect a trio of valleys. Explore more than 100 kilometres of slopes, some starting more than 2,500 metres above sea level. Take things slow on family-friendly slopes, challenge yourself on advanced runs or cruise along scenic cross-country ski trails. Whatever your style, you’re never too far from a steaming cup of hot chocolate in a mountain hut.
Getting around Moena
Moena is compact and easy to get around on foot. The village is in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, a 1.5-hour drive from Trento and 2.5 hours from Venice. Local buses connect Moena with nearby towns and cities or rent a car to explore the region at your own pace. Venice Marco Polo Airport is a three-hour drive away.