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Fiè allo Sciliar: history, emotions and beauty

Fiè allo Sciliar is a town in South Tyrol. It has an area of 44.4 square kilometers and it is located between Kastelruth and Tires.  

Situated at the base of the Sciliar massif, Fiè has an altitude from 315 to 2564 meters. In the Traveler’s Manual the village was praised for the gracefulness and healthiness of its surroundings, its waters and its excellent rooms.  Thanks to its geographical position, Fiè allo Sciliar has the advantage of offering many possibilities for sport and free time both in summer and winter.

A winter holiday in Fiè allo Sciliar is full by magical views, snow and lots of fun. The Alpe di Siusi skiing area has 60 km of ski slopes. Fiè allo Sciliar is a popular destination for skiers of all ages and experiences, but winter in this town is not only about skiing. You can skate on ice at the Pound of Fiè, take a carriage ride or relax with a hay bath.

In summer the incredible colors of Fiè allo Sciliar will be waiting for you. The snow melts, giving way to a truly extraordinary landscape. The summer offers many activities: hiking or biking, swimming, climbing, horse riding, golf and much more!

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Panorama of Fiè allo Sciliar

 

Fiè allo Sciliar, what to see: a journey through nature and traditions

Fiè allo Sciliar is set in an idyllic landscape with a sunny and panoramic position, so it deserves to be visited and discovered. One of the most interesting cultural destinations is Castel Presule, a meeting place for cultural events.

One of the most beautiful and evocative places of this town is the Lake of Fiè, with its 1036 meters above sea level is considered one of the cleanest bathing lakes in Italy.

It has been awarded several times for the excellent quality of the water. In winter the lake offers a suggestive panorama and will allow you to skate on its frozen surface surrounded by the Dolomites. However in summer its temperature are about 20°C and will offer you a pleasant cool off during the hot days.

In Fiè allo Sciliar you will also find the most beautiful alpine hut in South Tyrol: The Tuffalm alpine hut. It is one of the most popular alpine huts in the region and it is located in the heart of the Sciliar Nature Park. You can enjoy the traditional South Tyrolean cuisine and the hospitality of the hosts. The alpine hut is also a strategic starting point for excursions in the Sciliar Nature Park.

The Church of S. Catherine in Aica is located in Fiè allo Sciliar and it is a Romanesque building dating back to 1420. The frescoes inside have never been restored, they preserve their beauty and tell the story of Saint Catherine.

 

Cultural events in Fiè allo Sciliar

Fiè allo Sciliar is not only a city of beautiful landscapes, it is also rich in cultural events.

The event “Dispensa di Fiè” held in October: throughout the month all the restaurant of the city amaze adults and children by revisiting the dishes of the culinary tradition of Fiè. Classic and modern cuisine are mixed together and the result is delicacies to be discovered.

One of the highlights of this area is the Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride. It is an equestrian show that takes place in June and involves 4 town: Ponte Gardena, Kastelruth, Siusi and Fiè allo Sciliar. It is a team tournament made up of 4 riders who have to take on many tests to win the banner. You can take a shuttle and follow the riders during the tournament.

 

Hay baths in Fiè allo Sciliar: history and benefits of a rural custom

Hay baths in Fiè allo Sciliar have an ancient tradition. Fiè allo Sciliar has been known since the beginning of the 1900s as a tourist destination for the beneficial properties of its hay baths.

Hay baths originated in this city and date back to a rural custom: during the harvest the farmers slept in the hay and they woke up in the morning completely rested and refreshed. The first hay bath was opened in 1903.

The grass for the hay bath is picked up at an altitude of 1500 meters only in the evening or early in the morning before the dew dries out, so that all the healing properties can be preserved.  They are then placed in large tanks and left to macerate for several days, until they reach a temperature of 65°C. The herbs using in these spa treatments are: arnica montana, gentian, achillée millefeuille, hypericum, thyme, aconite, blueberry, alpine pulsatilla and clover. These herbs have an analgesic and regenerative effect.

Hay treatment involves diving with a temperature of 70°C. Sweating and humidity allow the hay and herbs to be fully effective. You will immediately feel relaxed and the absorption of the active ingredients of the herbs will make your skin smoother, more toned and more elastic.

 

Gigapan: all the magic of Fiè allo Sciliar at your fingertips

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