Meltdown, The Alps Under Pressure, National Geographic Magazine: Olden Ways Of Ladin People

Horse pulls three people on sled up snowy path in mountains.

A horse drawn sleigh carries three members of the Ladin community of LaValle up the mountain to the church. Generations of families follow the traditions of their elders wearing simple costumes and speaking their unique Romache language.  Spring melts winter snows, but the skies remain gray in the rural region in the Dolomites of Italy.

Ladina is a region in north Italy where people live following traditions of an ancient culture that is unique to the Dolomites, and with roots dating as far back as the Roman Empire.