Aside from the old Curon church steeple rising out of lake Resia, the Ortler, South Tyrol’s highest mountain peak (3,905 m asl), is the Venosta Valley’s most famous symbol. People in the Venosta Valley are well known for their creativity and so it is no surprise that this valley was the birthplace of South Tyrol’s most important artists and architects.
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Merano spa Baths
Surrounded by a Mediterranean park landscape, the Merano Spa Baths offer an oasis of relaxation and wellbeing with many effervescent attractions.
Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens
Alongside the typical South Tyrol vegetation, the Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens are home to every other plant in the world. The gardens enjoy all the benefits of their extremely favourable location, where both local and particularly exotic flora abound, bearing witness to Merano’s mild climate.
In 1864 Peter Mitterhofer invented the typewriter. This museum is home to a comprehensive exhibition telling the 100-year story about how the typewriter was invented and developed.
Church of St. Prokulus
Naturno’s Church of St. Prokulus is South Tyrol’s most celebrated landmark.
Archeoparc - Archeology park
At the Schnalstal Archaeology Park, the past comes back to life. You can learn more about the first signs of human activity in the Alps, as well as the ice men and their habits.
Messner Mountain Museum Juval castle
High-altitude alpinist Reinhold Messner opens up the gates of his castle to show visitors the grounds, Himalayan Cedar trees and wonderful rooms and halls.
South Tyrol’s marble capital
The Lasa marble quarry dates back to ancient Roman times. It is here that the famous marble is extracted.
Messner Mountain Museum Ortles
At the Solda all’Ortles musuem ice is the main theme. With a series of presentations, recollections, historical records and figurative arts, Reinhold Messsner tells the tale of glaciers, ice...
Coira Castle, one of South Tyrol’s most impressive attractions, rises majestically over Sluderno.
Glurns enjoys official “city” status, but with just 880 inhabitants, it ranks as the smallest city in the Alps!