30 - Passo Gardena *

A high mountain pass that connects Sëlva in the Val Gardena on the westside with Corvara in the Val Badia
39033 Corvara,
South Tyrol, Italy

Distance from Ortizei ~14 km (~ 9 mi)
Travel time ~30 min

From Ortizei, follow Strada Rezia to Streda Tresval/SS242, then take Strada Larciunëi to your destination.
about passo gardena
Passo Gardena (2,136 m) comprises part of the stunning Sella group, which consists of Gardena, Sella, Pordoi, and Campologno.

Passo Gardena is exceptionally beautiful in autumn with the "burning Dolomites:" trees turning crisp golden, sunset becoming deeper, the jagged mountains nearby changing from soft-grey to bright-orange amidst the diamond blue sky -- something you can't afford to miss.
photography recommendations
This is the point where you can shoot both sunrise and sunset. Take a road down east to the serpentine (spiral) road to capture another perspective. Good drone location.