Badia, South Tyrol
|Comun de Badia
Comune di Badia
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||La Ila (La Villa, Stern), San Ciascian (San Cassiano, Sankt Kassian)|
|• Mayor||Giacomo Frenademetz|
|• Total||82 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,315 m (4,314 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Leonardo|
The municipality of Badia contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) La Ila (La Villa, Stern), San Ciascian (San Cassiano, St. Kassian) and the town of Badia itself.
Coat of arms
The emblem is that of the Winkler Colz von zu Rubatsch family which, in the 16th and 17th century, had property and the castle at La Ila. The shield is party per fess, at the top is represented a sable steinbock, holding with the front hoofs a red broken branch on an or background. The lower part is divided into three, with vertex at the top, alternating gules and argent with a rose in the center; every rose has the central petal in or. The emblem was granted in 1967.
Badia is part of the Puez-Geisler and the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park. It is also near the mountains of Lagazuoi (2,778 m), Conturines (3,064 m), La Varela (3,055 m), L'Ciaval (Kreuzkofel) (2,907 m) and Gardenaccia (2,500 m).
A pilgrimage church, the Church of the Holy Cross, is located near the birthplace of Saint Josef Freinademetz.
- Micurà de Rü (1789–1847), born in Rü, San Cascian, Ladin linguist.
- Joseph Freinademetz (1852–1908) born in Oies, Catholic saint and missionary to China.
As in other Ladin-speaking communities in South Tyrol, tourism is the most important contributor to Badia's economy. Around 69% of the population work in the service sector, around 21% work in production, and around 10% work in agriculture, however most of these hold other jobs as well and farm on the side.
Part of the comune lies in Alta Badia, a ski resort at the top end of the Val Badia valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites mountains.
Badia is accessible through the Val Badia from St. Lorenzen in the Puster Valley, as well as through passes over the Dolomites such as the Valparola Pass and the Gardena Pass, which are only drivable during the snow-free months.
Maratona dles Dolomites
- Heraldry of the World: Abtei
- "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info (Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol) (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- Oscar Benvenuto (ed.): "South Tyrol in Figures 2008", Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano 2007, p. 16, table 10
- (Ladin) (Italian) (German) Homepage of the municipality
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