Palù del Fersina
Tradition and culture are two values of great importance to the village of Palù del Fersina.
The village of Palù del Fersina is located at an altitude of 1,396 m on the right Sarca riverbank. In the Val Fersina, Palai is undoubtedly the village with the most ancient traditions. Not only for this reason the cultural institute Istituto Culturale Mòcheno is located right in this place. This institute concentrates on the history and traditions of the inhabitants of the valley and tries hard to preserve the language of Germanic origin.
When hiking or mountain biking in this area you are constantly accompanied by the Lagorai mountain range as well as a multitude of typical farms with their striking wooden roofs. The idyllic natural scenery consists of mountain torrents and meadows covered by a sea of flowers, extending up to Lake Erdèmolo at an altitude of 1,700 m asl and the Rifugio Sette Stelle, where you can also stay overnight. However, about five km from Palú in the direction of the lake, there is the mining museum “Graub va Hardimbl“, which has already existed in 1500.
Still today ancient traditions are made alive in the village: on New Year’s Eve for example a star is carried across the village, accompanied by people singing. A popular custom in the period of Carnival, however, is the so-called “Vècio e de la Vecia“.