This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Val Gardena

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

🔎
Valley
Location type: Valley
Number of texts: 1
4 stars
Made by Dromos | Reference Wilhelm Moroder Lusenberg
Made by Dromos | Reference Wikipedia

The woodcarving industry has flourished in Gherdëina since the 17th century. Since the 19th century, statues and altars carved in the area have been shipped to Catholic churches throughout the world. In the 19th and 20th century, carving of wooden toys was such a widespread occupation in all Gardenese families that Amelia Edwards called Urtijëi the “capital of Toyland.” Mostly known is the Peg wooden doll which was popular all over Europe and America in the 19th century. The Parish Church of Urtijëi displays a rich collection of statues carved by local artists in the last two centuries.

Linked characteristics: Child friendly, Did you know..., Bad weather suitable

Classify this POI
Link to route

Comments

Add comment