Holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Venosta/Vinschgau – a dream all year
In the land of opposites
If you spend your holidays in South Tyrol’s West, in Val Venosta/Vinschgau, you are in the heart of one of the most contrasting areas of this region. Venosta/Vinschgau extends from the locality of Parcines/Partschings to Passo di Resia/Reschenpass, covering the upper region of the Val d’Adige/Etschtal Valley. This holiday region boasts a variety of renowned sights in South Tyrol. In summer, the region is ideal for hiking or biking, and in winter, for winter sports with ski resorts, cross-country tracks and toboggan runs.
Summer holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Venosta/Vinschgau
Hiking, biking and more
Holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Venosta/Vinschgau, are ideal for active holidays, offering a world of possibility: hiking, biking, climbing, swimming, paragliding, rafting, horseback riding – the sky is the limit! The best part: while you are pursueing your favourite hobby, you get to explore the most beautiful sights in South Tyrol. Follow one of the extensive hiking and biking trails during your holidays in South Tyrol’s “wild” West and, on the way, stop at a local restaurant and fill your belly with traditional delicacies. In the evening, unwind and recharge with finest wellness in one of the leading spa hotels in South Tyrol.
Winter holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Venosta
Skiing on sun-kissed slopes
Winter holidays in South Tyrol are ideal for skiing. Val Venosta/Vinschgau has a total of five ski resorts, all part of the Ortler Ski Arena. You can access the over 330 slope kilometres in Val Venosta/Vinschgau with only one ticket. The sunny and family-friendly ski resorts offer endless fun on the downhill slopes. Winter holidays in Val Venosta/Vinschgau are also ideal for snowshoeing and ski touring. The holiday region offers everything a winter fan could imagine. After an active day, let the expert staff at your chosen hotel in South Tyrol pamper you from head to toe.
Sights and destinations
Culture in Val Venosta/Vinschgau
Holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Venosta/Vinschgau have a lot in store for culture fans: numerous sights are silent witnesses of ancient Roman settlements; proud castles, strong forts and solemn churches give a glimpse of medieval times; and contemporary museums give insight into the most diverse themes centred on South Tyrol’s culture and mountains.
Glorenza/Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol
During your holidays in South Tyrol’s westernmost region Val Venosta/Vinschgau, you should not miss to visit Glorenza/Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol. The impressive city walls are still perfectly preserved, enclosing the charming medieval town. Long time ago, Glorenza/Glurns was an important trading town. If you walk across the historic alleys and elegant archways, past the noble houses, once home to the bourgeoisie, you will feel taken back in time. If you come across this region during your holidays in South Tyrol, visit the gothic parish church San Pancrazio/St. Pankratius with the Roman tower, located right outside the city walls. Alternatively, take a stroll to the town square in the centre; the square connects the lower and the upper town and is the ideal place to stop for a rest and take in the unique ambience of the smallest town in South Tyrol!
The sunken tower of Lake Resia/Reschen
Are you already familiar with the trademark of Val Venosta/Vinschgau? Lake Resia/Reschen in the locality of Curon/Graun provides the power for the town of Glorenza/Glurns. A bell tower peaking out of the water is the only visible remnant of the village, located underneath the surface. The village was flooded in the summer of 1950. In the course of a backwater project, hundreds of families who had been living in Curon/Graun had to leave their homes when 677 ha of land were flooded. Today, the tower is a protected site and a great sight during holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Venosta/Vinschgau.
Marble from Lasa/Laas: the white gold
Marble from Lasa/Laas is a limestone, which is mined in the Ortler Mountains. The marble from Lasa/Laas was already popular in the antiquity. It was used to build the Roman road Via Claudia Augusta, a great number of churches and later for sculpting. Today, the marble of Lasa/Laas is still widely appreciated and used, for instance, for the tube station in New York. If you spend your holidays in South Tyrol between April and October, you can participate in a guided marble tour and visit the glistening white rocks.