In the heart of the Dolomites
San Vigilio/St. Vigil, a village of 1,500 inhabitants, is located in a romantic side valley of Val Badia/Gadertal, on an altitude of approx. 1,200 meters above sea level.
The nearest bigger town is Brunico/Bruneck in Val Pusteria/Pustertal, which can be reached comfortably by car in half an hour. During a shopping stroll you can discover lots of great shops, bars, restaurants, as well as the RIPA Museum at Bruneck Castle, founded by the legendary South Tyrolean mountaineer Reinhold Messner.
San Vigilio is situated at the foot of Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, one of South Tyrol's most popular ski resorts. Here you can find modern lift facilities and a total of more than 100 kilometers of perfectly prepared pistes. Just next to San Vigilio is one of South Tyrol's seven Nature Parks, the Fanes-Sennes-Braies/Prags Nature Park in the Dolomites. It is thanks to this very special location that San Vigilio is a popular destination in the Dolomites both in summer and in winter.
This beautiful nature reserve is the setting for the century-old, legendary Fanes tales, a collection of fascinating folklore tales which were documented by Karl Felix Wolff in 1913. Today, a number of publications and events tell the story of Princess Dolasilla, the realm of the marmots and the evil wizard Spina de Mul. During your visit to Val Badia you should take the chance to visit some of those events, such as Fanes Poem Musical by Susy Rottonara or the movie Le Rëgn de Fanes (The Realm of Fanes) by Roland Verra. Discover the fascinating world of the Nature Park!
Arrival & Webcam
A22 highway – Bressanone/Brixen North exit – continue on the country road direction Brunico/Bruneck (approx. 25 km) – at San Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen turn right into Val Badia/Gadertal – follow the road for 10 km and then follow the signs to San Vigilio/St. Vigil – after 4 km you will arrive in the village – Hotel Corona is situated opposite the church
The South Tyrolean traffic office provides up-to-date information about road conditions and traffic.
How to get to South Tyrol by public transport:
All international train connections between Munich and Verona stop in Fortezza/Franzensfeste. From there you can take the regional train which leaves for Brunico/Bruneck every half hour. From Brunico/Bruneck, regular buses take you to San Vigilio/St. Vigil (it may be necessary to change bus in Longega/Zwischenwasser).
Find the timetables at: www.sii.bz.it