VALLE AURINA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

valle aurina 

Valle Aurina - Ahrntal, Province of Bolzano, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. The comune includes the rear section of the valley of the Aurina Valley, in Val Pusteria, the northernmost valley in Italy, crossed by the Ahr river. There is no inhabited centre whose name is "Valle Aurina", but a number of villages, with the townhall located at Steinhaus (Cadipietra). Almost all the population are Native German speakers. In the Valley you find the skiing facilities of Klausberg at Cadipietra and the Speikboden (Michlreis) near Lutago.

Important archaeological finds of prehistoric moorland were found in Rio Bianco (Weienbach), at Schillberg-Goge in 2007. The name was mentioned as "vallis quae dicitur Aurina" in 1048.

WHAT TO SEE IN VALLE AURINA

  • The parish church of San Giovanni (St. Johann), the spiritual center of the valley, built by Joseph Abenthung, a Tyrolean architect of the 18th century.

Bolzano Province,

SESTO | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

sesto

Sesto - Sexten, Province of Bolzano, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. Sesto Pusteria, Sexten in German, is a small town in the easternmost part of South Tyrol. It is situated in a side valley of the Pustertal, near Innichen and the Toblacher, where the Drau river originates.

The territory borders in the north directly on Osttyrol (Austria), the course of the border forms the Karni alps. In the south the Sextener dolomites lie and the nature park of the same name, that is reached through the picturesque Fischleintal. Through the Kreuzberg mountain pass the area is connected to the Veneto region. The place is well-known as summer and winter sport resort, furthermore by its Tiroler cribs and Schnitzer.

WHAT TO SEE IN SESTO

  • the romanesque church of Innichen (8th century)
  • a unique stone clock (meridiana in Italian) that uses as reference points the nearby Dolomite peaks, Nove, Dieci, Undici, Dodici and Una (in German Neuner, Zehner -Rotwand, Elfer, Zwoelfer and Einser).
  • the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, a climbers' paradise, three incredible peaks that stand out from the gravels, one of the most astounding shows of nature (Cima Grande, the big peak, is 2998 m. high).

Bolzano Province,

RASUN ANTERSELVA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

rasun anterselva

Rasun Anterselva - Rasen-Antholz, Province of Bolzano, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. Rasen Antholz in German, the commune consists of a number of small hamlets, situated among mountain prairies and fir-wood forests in the Val Pusteria, a paradise for skiers and mountain lovers. At Anterselva di Sopra, there is the picturesque Anterselva lake, at 1600 m a.s.l.

Bolzano Province,

RENON | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

renon

Renon - Ritten, Province of Bolzano, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. Also known with the German name of Ritten, the town rises in the wide, picturesque plateau between the valleys, of the Talvera and Isarco rivers, and consists of three smaller centres: Ritten itself, Collalbo (or Klobenstein), Costalovara (or Wolfsgruben).

It is one of the largest communes in South Tyrol, with an altitude between 250m and 1300m. The inhabitants are mainly of native German tongue. It is a renowned sports resort, with tennis courts, swimming pools, bowling and horse riding, as well as skiing facilities and skating rings.

Renon is connected with Bolzano with a provincial road and with a cableway from Oberbozen - Soprabolzano, the longest cableway of the world in one track, about 4 km long and 12 minutes to travel. This cableway replaced in 1960 the previous rack railway, built in 1911. The railway is still in function on the mountain side between Maria Himmelfahrt/Maria Assunta and Klobenstein/Collalbo.

WHAT TO SEE IN RENON

  • Near Oberbozen - Soprabolzano and Lengstein - Longostagno there are groups of earth pyramids that can be seen.

Bolzano Province,

NOVA PONENTE | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

nova ponente

Nova Ponente - Deutschnofen, Province of Bolzano, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. Deutschnofen in German, Nova Ponente is a commune in South Tyrol, 7 km from the frontier with the province of Trento, and comprises also the boroughs of Rauth-Novale and Obereggen. Almost all people in Nova Ponente speak German.

Nearby Obereggen, with 900 German-speaking inhabitants, is at the foot of the Latemar and near the Schmieder mountain. There are trekking and mountainbike itineraries on the side of the Latema, two cable-railways and a ski lift. San Floriano is another nice hamlet between Zapf and Obereggen, with the chapel of San Florian.

Bolzano Province,

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