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Ortisei: photo description (Ortisei)

Ortisei is one of the main settlements located in the ski resort of Val Gardena in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige / südtirol. A city with a population of about 5 thousand people lies in the North-Western part of the Dolomites and is the world's largest ski Alliance Dolomiti Superski". Due to the latter circumstance, there are a lot of comfortable hotels, spas, shops and restaurants, and today, Ortisei boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure.

The history of Ortisei originates in ancient times, but only in the second half of the 19th - first half of the 20th centuries, the city began to develop economically, the reason for this was the construction of the road connecting Val Gardena to the railway lines. In those same years have seen the development of the local craft of woodcarving that Ortisei is famous for to this day. As international tourism came to the territory of Val Gardena after the discovery of the Dolomites first by English tourists, and then the Austrian and German. Today the economy Ortisei depending on the season of the year is based mainly on skiing and Hiking. Its input and production of Souvenirs made of wood.

The main attractions are Museum Gherdeina and the local parish Church dedicated to the feast of the Epiphany and to Saint Ulrich of Augsburg. The Church was built in 1792-1796, respectively, in the neoclassical style interspersed with some Baroque elements. The architect was master of Tyrol Josef Abenthung, and on painting the dome worked Tyrolean artists Franz Xavier and Joseph, Kirchebner. Inside the temple you can see numerous sculptures, mostly wood, made by craftsmen from Val Gardena. And the corners of the presbytery stands four statues depicting the evangelists, the work of Johann Dominic Mahlknecht.