The town has approximately 6,000 inhabitants, swelling to nearly 50,000 in high season. Its reputation as a world class tourist destination is the result of a tenacious and conscious development with emphasis on preserving its natural landscapes and pure air.
A journey back in time, following the path of the Olympic torch.
The Olympic tour takes in the structures and facilities that symbolize the historic winter Olympics of 1956. We start at the Olympic Ice Stadium, undoubtedly the most important and a must-see venue, which still houses the brazier in which the Olympic Flame burned throughout the games. The building has an all-year ice rink open to the public with on-site skate rental and qualified instructors.
Next stop is the legendary Eugenio Monti bobsleigh run, just a short walk from the Ice Stadium, followed by the Olympic ski-jump in Zuel. These two facilities are both currently out of use.
The legendary Olympic downhill run in Tofana still hosts the Women's Ski World Cup races.