Ladin people: ancient origins
Ladin people are an ethnic group living in Fassa Valley, originating from the Raeti tribes.
The army of Roman Emperor Hadrian invaded their territories which were then divided in three main areas: Grisons to the West, Dolomites at the centre and Friulan area to the East.
Their language was thus influenced by Latin and German: recently there has been an increasing appreciation for the ancient Ladin culture and many researchers are working to study and preserve its characteristics.
You can get a taste of the history of this area visiting for example: the Great War Museum in Moena, the “Museo Ladin de Fascia” at Sén Jan (San Giovanni di Fassa), the Dolomites Geological Museum in Predazzo, the Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme. Temporary exhibitions are also available.