The Fodom Valley
"Fodom", in the Ladin language, is the valley that encloses the municipality of Livinallongo del Col di Lana and the tourist resort of Arabba: it is located in the extreme north-west of the Alto Agordino area, in the middle of the most spectacular Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The valley, furrowed by the deep gorge that the Cordevole Torrent has carved over the centuries, is dominated by the imposing Sella Group between the Pordoi, Campolongo, Falzarego and Valparola Passes, and by Mount Col di Lana, the scene of battles during the First World War and today an open-air museum. It is also very close to the Marmolada glacier, the Queen of the Dolomites.
Today, Fodom has an important tourist economy, mainly due to the fact that, together with the other three valleys around the Sella, it forms the famous "Sellaronda", which can be enjoyed both in winter on skis and in summer on mountain bikes. Another plus point in this respect is the high level of the ski lifts, the guarantee of snow throughout the winter and the high quality of the accommodation and bars in the area.
Fodom is not, however, just winter: once the snow gives way to lush green meadows and pastures, the valley becomes an outdoor paradise, allowing you to walk, hike, climb, road bike or just relax in the sun.