In Ladin "Ornela"
A very picturesque village, visible from the SR48 Dolomites road, situated at 1,475m above sea level. Ornella is the name of one of the settlements in the area, but it is used to indicate the whole area. The village is subdivided into several settlements both in the lower part, Pescosta, Quellecase, Pe d'Ornella, Ornella, and in the upper part, Col di Ornella, Mëne, Costa di Ornella. Although the hamlets are slightly off the main road, the area is still densely populated. Between Ornella and Col di Ornella, there are also three sawmills where skilled craftsmen work. In the past, a Venetian-style water-powered sawmill was used at Pe d'Ornella. From the upper part of Ornella, Col d'Ornella, as soon as you cross the bridge that leads to the village, path 634 starts on the right and leads to path 699, almost in the vicinity of the Padon Pass. If you continue, you can see a large fresco of St Sebastian on one of the houses on the right. Path 634 also connects Pe d'Ornella with the nearby Vallazza di Dentro e di Fuori.
At Ornella, there is a church dedicated to San Sebastiano with a frescoed ceiling (unfortunately now faded), with documents testifying to its presence since 1488. Holy Mass is still celebrated on some days. Worthy of note is the hamlet of Mëne, which has a very old house, still containing the original furnishings from before the First World War, one of the few not destroyed, and the hamlet of Costa, with a wooden scaffold used to dry the mannellos of broad beans.