S. Maddalena church with the Odle massif - probably the most famous picture of the valley
Santa Maddalena/St. Magdalena
Called "uphill" by the locals
The village of Santa Maddalena/St. Magdalena is located at the rear end of the Funes valley. This is the place where the most popular photographic subjects are to be found, as the Church of Santa Maddalena, which is situated at the foot of the Ruefen Mountain where, according to legend, the Fopal Brooklet yielded the mirage of Saint Magdalene. The church together with the adjacent sacristy, the old school, and the "Obermesnerhof" farmstead form a unique ensemble in the foreground of the Odle/Geisler massif.
The "Ranuihof" farmstead with the St. Johann Church in Ranui, a small painted baroque church, which was sponsored by Michael von Jenner in 1744, is likewise worth mentioning.
To discover the nature park, its flora and fauna, as well as the geological formation of the Dolomites, the Nature Park House of Santa Maddalena is the right address. Adults and children can find out more about the uniqueness of the mountains.
Every year at the end of July the traditional church day of Santa Maddalena is celebrated. This festival with the church day procession testifies to continued adherence to traditions of the locals. Here customs didn't fall into oblivion.
Santa Maddalena is also a perfect starting point for hikes inside the Nature Park Puez-Odle.