The town we stayed in has 2 names: Niederdorf and Villabassa, population 1600. The region is known as South Tyrol. 92% of the population speaks German and 7% speaks Italian. Less than 1 percent of the population speaks Ladin. I am fascinated by linguistics and I had never heard of this one before. Here are some pictures from around the cute little town of Niederdorf/ Villabassa. It looks very Austrian right?