Val di Fiemme is one of the main valleys of the Dolomites and stretches along the Avisio river, in between the Lagorai and Latemar mountains. The deep love of the locals for their valley as well as their longing for freedom and independence led to the foundation of the self-governing “Magnifica Comunità della Val di Fiemme” in the 12th century. This name can be translated literally as “Magnificent community of Val di Fiemme”. The community still exists and has numerous tasks. For instance it is responsible for administrating the Panaveggio wood, which is one of the most important and beautiful woods of Italy and Europe. It is a very precious type of wood which is often used for the realization of stringed and plucked instruments. Amongst the most famous villages in Val di Fiemme there are Cavalese, Predazzo and Tesero.