The language areas of the Dolomites

Before the invasion of Germanic tribes from the north and Italian people from the south, the Ladins inhabited the entire Alpine region. As a result of the clashes, however, they were forced apart.

Three linguistic islands were left behind: the Graubünden Ladins in the west, the Dolomite Ladins in the middle and the Friuli Ladins in the east.

Four valleys around the Sellastock (Val Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Fodom) and the areas of Colle Santa Lucia and Ampezzo are today home to the Dolomite Ladins. The settlement of the Marebbe area took place between the 9th and 13th centuries. After the Benedictine abbey of the nuns of Sonneburg, to which Marebbe was subordinate for centuries, was closed, the inhabitants of the region survived many storms. The connection to the province of Tyrol in 1785, the annexation to Italy in 1918 and thus the division of Dolomite Ladins in the three provinces of Bolzano (Val Badia and Val Gardena), Trento (Val di Fassa) and Belluno (Fodom and Ampezzo).


On the Front Line

Prices and Offers


Beautiful BnB in the Dolomites
We had to stay here for a night before checking into a longer term hotel. The owners were very accommodating and helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.
The room and breakfast area were very clean and comfortable.
There is a short, steep climb to get to the BnB from the road, but we found it fine. About 50m from the front door is a bus stop that takes you to the main resort ski lifts and then through the town.
We would stay hear again.


Beautiful extraordinarily comfortable place to stay!
Barbara is a wonderful hostess at this superb B&B. The rooms are ALL beautiful (perfectly depicted and described on their www site), and the hot tub a delight after a long day hiking in the Dolomites. Her breakfasts are delicious! Great location for getting into San Vigilio for dinners at night (lots of options!). Plan at least a few nights…


Charming place
We stayed at Les Gomines four nights in late july. The breakfast was one of the best we’ve ever had! The owners were really friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient with good access to hiking trails. Really nice rooms with very comfortable beds. Everything was clean and in good shape.


Definitely a must stay
From the second we arrived they were so accommodating! She had a adorable little son who was so well behaved. The room was top notch. Felt like we were at home!!! Beds and comforters were so comfortable. Shades were automatic and made room nice and dark. Breakfast was quite the spread. Sauna was nice. Location was beautiful. We went during off season though and pretty much every place for diner was closed down. We want to posta restaurant and it was by far our favorite place to eat. Nicest woman ran the place and though she didn’t speak English she was so pleasant. Very pleased with our visit

Rachel and John