In Val Gardena fascinating modern masterpieces are made: it is known as the valley of the woodcarvers. In the workshops you can admire the work of these mastercraftsmen that use traditional methods.
At Ortisei there is a real art gallery called Unika where 61 artists have formed an association and show their work.
This is the best time to buy at the Christmas markets where you can find both the traditional Nativity scene and modern art works.
At Cortina d'Ampezzo
and the surrounding region the woodcrafts are famous for their creative
and oriental style. They create jewel boxes and ornaments of various
kinds in mother of pearl and metal threads.