Discover the diversity of culture in South Tyrol
Cultural treasures in Val Venosta/Vinschgau
Culture in South Tyrol and particularly in Val Venosta/Vinschgau has been influenced by various peoples and as a result traces of different centuries can be found here. Monasteries, such as the wonderful Kloster Marienberg above Burgusio/Burgeis near Malles/Mals, fortresses, castles, churches – for example St. Prokulus in Naturno/Naturns – and old farms shape the landscape equally as much as the forests, meadows, fruit orchards and vineyards.
However, it’s not just the old walls that attest to culture in South Tyrol: the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta leads through Val Venosta/Vinschgau and is a popular cycle path today. The Waalwege and Sentiero delle ore/Stundenweg are popular walking routes and the famous Passo dello Stelvio/Stilfserjoch panoramic road is one of the oldest roads in the Alpine region. The Passo dello Stelvio/Stilfserjoch National Park invites you on discovery tours through the magical countryside and in Lasa/Laas you can visit the quarry where the famous Lasa/Laas marble is mined.
Lago di Resia/Reschensee, where a popular photo motif towers out of the water – the church tower of Vecchio Curon/Alt-Graun, which had to give way for the reservoir, is a popular day trip destination for hikers and mountain bikers. The historical small town of Glorenza/Glurns with its perfectly preserved town walls and Medieval town centre impresses fans of the Middle Ages and has a permanent exhibition by the Glorenza/Glurns artist, Paul Flora.
So immerse yourself in the culture in South Tyrol and visit your personal highlights in Val Venosta/Vinschgau!