pera di fassa inverno
pera di fassa inverno

Pera di Fassa

The small village of Pera di Fassa is the birthplace of the great alpinist Tita Piaz, also called the “Devil of the Dolomites” because of his outstanding and daring ventures in the mountains.

The village of Pera di Fassa, part of the municipality of San Giovanni di Fassa - Sèn Jan, is located at 1,320 m a.s.l. and has about 500 inhabitants. Pera is situated just one km from Pozza di Fassa, on the right bank of the Avisio river, and consists of two areas: Pera di Sopra and Pera di Sotto. At Pera the Vajolet Valley branches off, the gateway to the wonderful mountain world of the Vajolet Towers and the Gardeccia Depression.

The name Pera means "stone" in Ladin, and it derives from the rocks in the village in the immediate vicinity of the historical Hotel Rizzi, a listed building where aristocrats and famous people, such as the Nobel Prize winner in Physics Enrico Fermi, spent their holidays. On the façade of the hotel there is an impressive fresco of San Cristoforo.

In winter Pera is an ideal starting point for cross-country skiing or winter hiking. Skiers can reach the nearby ski resort of Ciampedie and all the other ski resorts in the Val di Fassa / Carezza Skiing Area. In summer you can walk, climb and cycle in the surroundings of Pera. During a holiday in Pera it is also recommended to visit the Molin de Pèzol, a historic mill dating back to 1800, which is still fully functional and is the local seat of the Museo Ladino di Fassa (Ladin Museum of Fassa).

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