In most cases, the inhabitants of Val Gardena use Ladin to communicate with one another.
It's spoken in Val Gardena and in other three valleys around the Sella massif, and in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
In 15 BC, the Roman troops, headed by General Druso, conquered the Alps and settled down in this area.
Latin spoken by the Romans, blended with the language spoken by the local Raetic people: this is how the Ladin language originated. Ladin is about 2000 years old. Therefore, it is even older than Italian, French or Spanish, which originated all from the Latin language, too.
Here are some sample phrases