Corvara in Badia, Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige
Sometimes called Kurfar in German, it is the largest town and a popular ski resort in the Val Badia, in the "heart" of the Dolomites. It is part of the district Val Pusteria / Pustertal, and one of the 18 municipalities that make up the Ladinia cultural enclave.
- Altitude: 1,568 m a.s.l
- Population: about 1300 inhabitants in 2010
- Zip/postal code: 39033
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0471
- Frazioni & Localities: Colfosco (Calfosch, Kolfusch), Pescosta.
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Corvara was first documented in 1292, when it belonged to the Enneberg district. Colfosco instead was mentioned for the first time in 1153 and was part of the court of Selva Val Gardena until 1828 when it was united to the Val Badia was. Both Corvara and Colfosco belonged until the end of World War I to the Enneberg jurisdiction and were part of the Brunico district.
What to see
- Gothic parish church of St. Catherine in Corvara, first mentioned in 1347, with an altarpiece of the Danube School;
- Parish of Colfosco, first mentioned in 1419, with wooden sculptures of the 15th century;
- At the entryway to the Edelweiss Valley in Colfosco historic typical farmhouses in timber.