“Les Viles” are farming communities spread over the slopes of Val Badia. They differ from typical farms in the rest of South Tyrol as they are located close to one another to form a community. They are the most ancient settlements in this area and they are still preserved in their original state. The “Vila” is similar to the Raethian “tambra”, which defines the most ancient documented mountain hut. “Les Viles” are very important from a social point of view as they are not only a group of houses but also a community based on solidarity and fraternity, where a proper balance between man and environment can still be recognized. These hamlets are the epitome of man’s harmonious integration with nature.