The Dolomites villages of Nova Ponente and Monte San Pietro
Altitude, vastness, a feeling of freedom
Spruce forests adorn the landscape – and behind them, the rough Dolomites peaks compete for the best spot on the horizon. The Sciliar, Catinaccio and Latemar massifs all draw a playful outline, forming the famed Dolomites panorama, well-known from countless postcard images.
Sunny and exciting hours in Nova Ponente
Those who wish to be at the very centre of this mountain spectacle should choose a seat in the front row (and a sunny one at that) in Nova Ponente (1,350 m), the mountain village with the most hours of sunshine! Vast meadows form the backdrop to this beautiful little place, sometimes cheerfully coloured by thousands of flowers, then again clad in tender snow-white. The Alpine plateau of the Val d’Ega offers its guests stunning views – and a deep, genuine holiday feeling. Bars, shops, restaurants, a sports area and all sorts of accommodation await those who wish to linger here. And there are the Obereggen and Carezza ski areas with their pistes and (winter) trails and huts! And Thurn Castle, the bike park, the impressive parish church and the Chapel of St. Helena. There is indeed plenty to experience in Nova Ponente!
Small, pretty and eventful too: Monte San Pietro
Just a few kilometres further on, the delightful hamlet of Monte San Pietro (1,380 m) with its 700 souls, part of the municipality of Nova Ponente, welcomes visitors to the Val d’Ega. Small by no means equals dull, though: Monte San Pietro has lots of must-sees on its holiday map! The Petersberg Golf Club and the Bletterbach gorge in Aldino, for example. And the famous pilgrimage site of Madonna di Pietralba is only a short hike away! There is a true mountain holiday waiting in every corner and behind every tree here – in the 4-star hotels, in the guesthouses, in holiday apartments, on farms or with private landlords!