Located in the widest point of the valley, Pozza di Fassa (Poza in Ladino dialect) is a popular resort of Val di Fassa, the ideal destination for lovers of wellness and spa, thanks to the therapeutic properties of water a sulfur spring located at 1320 meters, and for those that love to admire alpine landscapes like those offered by the massif of the Dolomites.
Surrounded by the mountains of Vallaccia, Cima Undici and Cima Dodici, and by the massifs of Buffaure and Monzoni, Pozza di Fassa offers the visitor extraordinary emotions throughout the year: in addition to its spa treatments, in Summer guests can enjoy trekking, climbing sports, long walks outdoors and hiking along the mountain paths while in Winter, the equipped ski plant of Buffaure offers stunning snowy slopes and is well linked to the tracks of Ciampac and Alba di Canazei.
Of great appeal is the Alpine Valley of St. Nicholas, where the population still lives of old agricultural and pastoral activities.
The history of Pozza di Fassa is linked to that of the other towns located in the Valley and was already inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by recent archaeological discoveries that date back to 8000 - 5000 B.C. Later populated by the Reti (an ancient Italic tribe), the local inhabitants were subjugated by the military supremacy of the Romans, that then colonized the area. In the Middle ages the town was under the control of the Bishop of Bressanone until 1803 when it was annexed to Tyrol, becoming part of the Habsburg Kingdom until the end of the First World War.
Sites of Interest:
- the ancient Church of St. Nicholas, in the district of Meida, with its steep pitched roof, dating from the XV century;
- the Church of St. Mary in Help of Christians, built in 1957 by architect Dario Albertini from Trento, the structure is flanked by a tall Bell Tower;
- the Tower of Pozza, the only remaining example of a fortification in the Val di Fassa, which in the past was the residence of a noble family in Tyrol. It features a quadrangular plant with thick walls and narrow slits under the sloping roof;
- Casa Zulian, with a superb fresco depicting the Crucifixion;
- Casa Polam;
- the typical and characteristic houses of the Val di Fassa, with monumental galleries and wooden gable roofs.