Mazzin (Mazin Ladino) is the smallest town in Val di Fassa, perched on a ridge at the entrance of sunny Val Udai, along the road that runs by the side of the course of the stream Avisio, in a natural environment rich of woods and meadows and surrounded by the "impressive spectacle of the Dolomites". The town is famous to archaeologists for systematic research carried out since the sixties of the XX century, which have brought to light important evidence on the habits of life of the Reti, an Italic population that lived in this region in the V century B.C. and were the precursors of the Ladin dialect. In particular, there are traces of a large mansion type building, in which were found pieces of jewelry, weapons and various ornaments, today all preserved in the Ladin Museum of Vigo di Fassa.
In the past Mazzin was also known by the nickname "land of painters", referring to the craftsmen who migrated seasonally as decorators looking for houses to paint.
Its geographical position, at the center of the Val di Fassa, makes of Mazzin an ideal starting point, in the Summer, for exciting excursions along the mountain paths between the peaks of the Dolomites, while during the Winter, it is well connected to the nearby ski plants of the Valley.
Not to miss:
- the remains of settlements of Rhaetian origin (V century B.C.) on the Doss de Pingui;
- the Parish Church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene;
- the Church of the Immaculate Conception, in the district of Campestrin, built in 1852;
- the Church of Our Lady del Carmine, in the hamlet of Fontanazzo, built in 1643;
- Casa Battel, with its fortified watchtower and its valuable collection of frescoes and decorative elements;
- the picturesque Lake of Antermoia, of glacial origin.