Under the title “Persones, Persons” the festival celebrates the multitude of living forms – human, animal, vegetable, mineral, mycological persons dialoguing with the Alpine valleys, mountains, and skies of Ladinia. Works by renowned international and local contemporary artists are exhibited in the public spaces of Ortisei, S. Cristina, Selva and the Vallunga valley. During this unique event you’ll discover the fascinating nature and culture of Val Gardena and a remarkable art scene. On this occasion, we have prepared an exciting sightseeing program for you.
Our guided tour starts in Ortisei. Here we will visit the art installations in the Luis Trenker cultural centre. Along the central street of the village piazza Antonio and in the Hotel Ladinia there will be further works to admire. From here we will drive to the lower forest border above S. Cristina for an art walk along the “Sentiero” by Alex Cecchetti. On this open as well as hidden forest path, the artist invites us to get in touch with the surrounding nature.
We move on to a family-run historic farm and taste homemade Ladin delicacies. The complex has been carefully renovated to preserve the original aesthetics of wood and stone. From here we enjoy a breathtaking view of the wonderful scenery of the Sasso Lungo.
During the festival there is a unique opportunity to visit the otherwise closed Castel Gardena, the so called “Fishing Castle”. This historical gem is played with impressive thoughts and artistic works within the framework of the Biennale Gherdëina.
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