Film backdrop “Valle di Braies”

The Italian television series “Un passo dal cielo” was filmed here

Valle di Braies is the backdrop for the Italian television series “Un passo dal cielo” with Terence Hill playing forester Pietro. Forester Pietro is an excellent mountaineer who climbs even the most challenging peaks. Pietro lost his wife in a tragic accident on a rock face and has since been living a secluded life directly on the shores of lake Lago di Braies, which, in the film, is called Lago San Candido.

The forester’s lodge of the Corps of Foresters also houses the local police station. At the beginning of the series a new police inspector is deployed to the station. He is the Neapolitan Commissario Nappi, a man of the city, who is confronted with new challenges in Alta Pusteria. Because of the proximity of the police and the Corps of Foresters in the same building, Pietro is repeatedly involved in police crime investigations. In turn, city boy Commissario Nappi is confronted by the reality of nature. Pietro’s friend and colleague is the former lumberjack Felicino Scotto, known as “Roccia” (rock). Roccia’s sister is Assunta, who is played by internationally renowned soprano Katia Ricciarelli.

In 2010, 2012 and 2014 three series with some 40 episodes were filmed in Valle di Braies.