In Castelrotto, we have an animated history of legends and myths around the Sciliar witches that meet for their coven on the “witch chairs”. The witch chairs are actually rock formations that are shaped like chairs and arranged in a circuit, which have enlivened peoples’ fantasies for centuries. The witches also come into town, in the form of colorful Alpine customs and events inspired by the ancient legends, which include elements of historic facts.
Castelrotto in Summer and Winter Moods
Directly above Castelrotto, around the steep slopes of the Dolomites, stretches the Siusi Alpine pasture. With over 350 kilometers of hiking paths and trails, it is the biggest single high Alpine pasture in Europe – a true hikers’ paradise. In addition, charming small villages close to Castelrotto, such as Tagusens, St. Michael, and St. Valentin, can be discovered on pleasant, short hiking tours. In winter, the Siusi ski area offers great panoramic views from slopes, cableways, and chairlifts, as well as on well-groomed cross-country trails. Just a short drive away, one can find the world-renowned ski areas of the Dolomites, such as Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Plan de Corones, and Cortina d’Ampezzo. Heather flowers blossom on the timbered slopes of Castelrotto.