Walking and biking
With rugged peaks and meadows rich with flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Campitello di Fassa is such a sought-after destination for Italian walking holidays. There’s an array of leisurely walking paths that connect Campitello to the other villages in the valley, passing tranquil forests, green pastures and historic churches along the way.
For more challenging, high-altitude routes, there are a variety of walks leading from the Col Rodella peak to the surrounding mountains, including the picturesque Plattkofel and Langkofel ranges. The beautiful Val Duron valley, which is surrounded by rolling fields and woods, can also be reached on foot from Campitello and has plenty of places to stop off for mid-walk refreshments.
Another great way to explore the unspoilt landscapes of the Fassa Valley is on two wheels. Rent a mountain bike from the village and head to the famous Sellaronda course or the Bike Park in Canazei for thrilling downhill tracks.
Family friendly activities
Near to the Col Rodella cable car is the Ischia sports centre, which makes for a great family day out. Activity wise, there’s something for all ages, including a climbing wall, football, tennis and basketball courts, a golf course, horse riding stables, and landing fields for hang-gliding and paragliding.
Campitello is also home to a fun adventure park that both adults and children can enjoy, with a selection of aerial trails, bridges, high ropes and ziplines. For something a little bit different, there’s the chance to have a go at the latest sport phenomenon in the Fassa Valley – grass skiing in Canazei. With so much choice on offer, you shouldn’t struggle to find something to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Eating and drinking
Campitello has a range of traditional Italian restaurants serving homecooked recipes passed down through generations. There’s a variety of places to eat in the village centre, including affordable pizzerias, cafÃ©s, bakeries and high-end eateries, as well as a few mountain lodges with fantastic views. If you fancy a change of scenery, head to the larger neighbouring village of Canazei, which has more choice.
In terms of nightlife, Campitello has a laid-back vibe during the summer and autumn. Most visitors choose to enjoy a quiet drink in the hotel bar after a long day of outdoor adventures, or head to one of the village pubs for a taste of local life.
Where to stay
Aside from the appeal of having some of Italy’s most splendid scenery right on your doorstep, the villages in the Fassa Valley are renowned for their welcoming hospitality and impeccable service.
There’s a variety of places to stay on holidays in Campitello, from luxury All Inclusive hotels to rustic B&Bs. Most hotels are traditional, wooden chalet-style buildings and have great views of the surrounding countryside. Many also include facilities such as bike hire and storage, as well as private swimming pools.
You’ll find a selection of hotels in the town centre, as well as a few in more rural locations with easy access to the mountains. If you really want to be in touch with nature or are keen to save money, Campitello also has a few well-equipped camping grounds.