Sappada dolomites valley a mountain holiday centre
Sappada, called Plodn in its historical dialect, is a small ethnic island of Austrian origin. Established around the year one thousand by a few German speaking families. The usage, the customs, the architecture and the language itself, are a cultural patrimony that Sappada together with its inhabitants (sappadini) have been able to maintain live for a century. The first inhabitants of Sappada were shepherds and peasants, wood-cutters and iron miners which they extracted from the surrounding mountains. Sappada today, is a well known touristic centre, which knows how to bind together hospitality, the freshness of the woods and the wonderful scenery of its valley.