Dolomites aren’t only a wonderful range of mountains: they are also an interesting land of legends, where the mediterranean culture meets nordic... Here ancient Romans and Raetian populations mixed themselves giving life to an unique culture: the Ladins, a people who inhabited the most of central-eastern Alps, but which remained only in few lonely valley after the germanic invasions dued to the Roman empire fall. This ancient culure remained isolated and keeps until last century some ancient legends and traditions that get lost to the night of the times...
In this album you can see pictures that show some locations of Val di Fassa’s ancient legends. In the caption I made a little summary of the tale. The beautiness of the places make understand why ancient Ladins found a kind of magic in these mountains...
External LinksA page from the Innsbruck University website about Karl Felix Wolff, the most important studious of Dolomites Legends (in German)
Some legends and fairy tales from Trentino-Alto Adige Dolomites (in Italian)
Some legends from Dolomites (in English)
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