I got to know the beautiful little town of Moena in northern Italy when I went on my winter holiday, just before the pandemic outburst in the region.
My friends and I spent four days in the town of Predazzo (read more here), which is just a few kilometres from Moena and has easy access to the slopes of the Latemar Ski Center (read more here) and other slopes in the region.
Each day we would go to a different ski resort, and so we ended up passing by Moena, where we went to spend a few hours walking, and another day, we went for dinner.
Situated on the southern tip of the Val di Fassa and a short distance from Val di Fiemme, Moena is a municipality in Trentino-Alto Adige and an ideal destination for mountain holidays, both for sportspeople or for those who prefer to relax and enjoy peace and tranquillity that the town offers.
In addition to its natural treasures at more than 1,100 meters above sea level and surrounded by numerous omnipotent mountains, the village stands out for the timeless elegance of its carefully preserved historic architecture. It is no coincidence that Moena is known as the “Fairy of the Dolomites”.
Moena also has a lot to offer from a cultural point of view. It is worth seeing the church of San Vigilio with its Gothic tower, the operas by Valentino Rovisi or the little church of Sal Volfango, with an interesting Baroque ceiling.
Numerous events offer visitors several options for an even more active holiday, including cultural initiatives, musical evenings and gastronomic experiences.
The town was recently awarded the “Green Destinations Award”, being a destination that promotes sustainable tourism (the centre, in high season, becomes a pedestrian zone, with alternative means of transport and numerous e-bikes).
Moena is surrounded by lush, flowery fields in the summer and is a popular spot for hiking lovers, via ferratas, climbing, cycling, mountain biking and other seasonal sports.
In winter, the Dolomites are covered with snow and Moena, despite not being a resort with direct access to the ski slopes, is within a short distance of several slopes that are part of the Dolomiti Superski, the largest ski area in the world.
When I booked our Airbnb, there was nothing available in Moena, so we stayed in Predazzo, but I would suggest staying in Moena if you have the opportunity.
It is a delight to stroll around and enjoy the charming village architecture, all decorated with Christmas lights, the several delicious restaurants and the various shops selling handicraft items.
Here I leave a tip: don’t forget to try Bombardino.
What is a Bombardino? A mixture of Vov (egg liqueur), whiskey and rum, heated and finished with whipped cream. It doesn’t look good (because it contains egg liqueur), but it’s delicious, especially if you want to warm yourself in the cold weather.
How to get to Moena in Italy?
The nearest airport is at Bolzano (around 30 miles – 50km), Verona (106 miles – 171km) or Innsbruck – Austria (101 miles – 162km).
The closest train station to Predazzo is at Ora at around 24 miles (38km) away.
Hence, the best way to reach the area is by car or bus.
Check it ou the bus timetable for the area here.
In my opinion, if you have the budget to rent or you can drive with your own car, do it. It is the best way to know the area, to reach the slopes and make the most of your time while visiting the place.
If you require to know more about Moena in the Northern Italy, go to their website here.
And if you have any questions, leave your message below and I’ll be happy to help you.
Enjoy your holidays!