Over the centuries, nature - sometimes fierce and sometimes kind - religion and that sense of beauty that seems to be innate to some more than others, has forged and shaped an uncommon artistic sense in the Ladins, distinguishing them from their immediate neighbors. The need to manage everyday needs by hand breathed life into a flourishing artistic craftsmanship sector, encompassing wrought iron, wooden objects, and furniture which has gradually acquired value over time. Long winter evenings, religious calendar customs, and the mysticism inherent in nature have developed a taste for music and the visual arts, including literature and theater. Absolutely nothing is missing and the Ladin artists’ association EPL (Ert por i Ladins) and the Micurà de Rü Ladin cultural institute in San Martino are the undisputed cornerstones of this. Exhibitions, performances, and events take place regularly across the area. Request an art appointments calendar from the tourist office.