Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm), east of Bolzano, is Europe’s largest alpine plateau in the Dolomites of South Tyrol | Alto Adige. The pastures and ski region of Alpe di Siusi, or Seiser Alm in German, spans almost 60 km² and has to be on your wander travel bucket-list for either summer adventures or winter ski and cross-country sports.
The lush undulating pastures end dramatically at the foot of the towering Sciliar (Schlern) Mountains - known as the Witches’ Mountain and the equally spectacular Sasso Lungo (Rosengarten) cast a pink glow across the Dolomites at sunset – this is Alpine nature in wide screen format. Alpe di Siusi and the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park is home to some fantastic ski with over 60kms of pistes and 80 kms of cross-country ski tracks. There are several small mountain villages with their onion-domed churches, including the UNESCO Castelrotto (Kastelruth) and Fiè allo Sciliar (Völs am Schlern) and Siusi. A fascinating corner of Alto Adige (Südtirol), Alpe di Siusi under the watchful eyes of the Sciliar has to be on your travel bucket list when in this part of Italy and the Alps.