Fiemme Valley

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Location of the Fiemme Valley in Trentino.
The Lagorai seen from Passo Lusia.

Fiemme Valley (Italian: Val di Fiemme, German: Fleimstal) is a valley in the Trentino province, i.e. the southern half of the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region, in northern Italy, located in the Dolomites mountain region.

History[edit]

In Classical Antiquity, the valley was part of the Cisalpine Gaul province of the Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages, Fiemme Valley belonged to the Bishopric of Trent within the Holy Roman Empire. Under the Austrian Empire, it was part of so-called "Welschtirol" (i.e. Italian- (or Ladin)-)speaking Tyrol), from the early 19th century until 1919/20.

For the time after 1919/20, when Tyrol was partitioned and Trentino-South Tyrol became part of Italy in the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, see also: History of South Tyrol.

Municipalities[edit]

The following comuni are located in Fiemme Valley:

The valley composes the Avisio's river basin together with Fascia Valley and Val di Cembra.

As a tourist attraction, Fiemme has become well known for its skiing areas, even hosting the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships for both 1991 and 2003. The town hosted the 2013 Championships after being a nominee for the 2011 where it lost out to Oslo.

Fiemme's skiing area is the Val di Fiemme-Obereggen, that is part of the Dolomiti super ski.

The area near Cavalese has seen two major cable car disasters, one in 1976 and one, caused by a United States Marine Corps airplane flying too low, in 1998. In 1985, the Val di Stava Dam collapse killed 268 people in Tesero.

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Coordinates: 46°17′00″N 11°34′00″E / 46.2833°N 11.5667°E / 46.2833; 11.5667