THE «MASI» FARMHOUSES IN VAL DI RABBI
A wonderful unspoilt environment
Are you looking to photograph unusual secret spots? Do you like those unspoilt places off the beaten track, where the silence is broken only by the sounds of nature? Where you can rediscover ancient traditions that recall memories from the past, where daily life still moves at a slow pace. Val di Rabbi is wonderful in the winter, the perfect place for enjoying authentic emotions and experiences. It would be a real shame to go home without having walked among the «masi» or farmhouses in Val di Rabbi.
Walking in nature holds special appeal. One step after another, along roads and through fields covered with soft snow, as you discover unspoilt places, breathe the pungent mountain air and admire the truly unique scenery of Val di Rabbi in the heart of the Stelvio National Park.
A land that typically preserves its traditions, its cultural heritage and all its different kinds of scenery, Val di Rabbi is the ideal place for simple walks among the masi and historic dwellings, right up to the malghe in the high mountains. The «maso» is the quintessence of traditional buildings in these mountains, built entirely out of wood and stones. In the past, they served the dual purpose of home and farm for the local inhabitants. Today they are a true symbol of real history. Wonderful to look at, masi can be found throughout the valley, and they are also a feature in special guided excursions organised by the Stelvio National Park.
Check out the routes you can follow in Val di Rabbi, they are all groomed and well signposted. Click here to choose the one that is best suited to your abilities and fitness level.
If you prefer to be accompanied by a guide to help you appreciate the most secret, hidden aspects of nature, you can choose one of the many snow shoe excursions organised by the Stelvio National Park or by the Val di Sole Alpine Guides.