Val Pettorina is a beautiful and quiet valley. On the south side there is a barrier of high Dolomite and Limestone peaks including Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites. To the north are lower volcanic conglomorate peaks. To the west you find Passo Fedaia with it’s reservoir, and to the east Caprile, an ancient Roman settlement. It’s narrow and densly wooded, providing cover for all sorts of animals, including Wolves.
And at it’s heart is Sottoguda with its famous gorge, the Serrai di Sottoguda. It’s a Unsesco World Heritage site and its deep canyon is awe inspiring in both the winter and the summer.
How to get here
The easiest way is of course by car:
- from the south is easiest via Belluno and Agordo
- from the west you come via Val di Fiemme (Ora), Passo Carezza or Val Gardena and Passo Sella
- from the north via Alta Badia and Passo Campolongo or Cortina and Passo Falzarego
Public transport options:
- Train to Belluno
- Bus from Belluno to Caprile
- Bus from Caprile to Val Pettorina
Amenities in the valley