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    Castel Coira.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jun 19, 2014

    Castel Coira (Churburg in German) is a castle overlooking the village of Sluderno; in the Venosta Valley.

    It was built between 1253 and 1258 by the bishop of Chur. Fifty years later it passed to the counts of Matsch. It has been owned by the Trapp family since 1504.

    Several rooms of the castle are opened to visitors. Visits are only on guided tours in various languages.

    Castel Coira has a beautiful Reinassance loggia with vaulted arches. It is decorated with some fables of Phaedrus; with a The Trapps family tree and other topics. You will admire the Jacob room; built in XVI; a room with lots portraits, a armoury with a rich collection of armoirs.

    The castle is opened from march 20 until october 31. It is closed on mondays.

    It is not allowed to take pics inside the castle rooms.

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    Visit Abbazia di Novacella (Neustift)

    by PALLINA Written Jun 6, 2011

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    This huge abbey dates back to 1142 thanks to Agostinians. You can access inside just with a guided tour (either in German or Italian, every hours). Actually the visit inside was a bit disappointing for me becuase it was mainly focused on religious art, which is actually a bit boring from me. But it is the only opportunity you have to visit the amazing baroque (South German baroque) church. Nowadays the Abbey produces excellent wines, sold to every wine shop in all over Italy.

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    Vipiteno.

    by Maurizioago Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    Vipiteno is a beautiful small town and a ski resort located some 30 km north of Bressanone, 70 km from Bolzano and 50 km from Innsbruck. It is 950 meters on the sea level.

    The main street in the old town centre; Neustadt (new town) is lined with buildings erected after the 1417 fire; between XIV and XV centuries when the town was prosperous with the trade and the silver mines in the nearby valleys.

    Facing the main square you can see a tall tower; Torre delle Dodici. It was built in 1469 and completed in 1473. Its original wooden roof was rebuilt in stone after a fired destroyed it.

    Vipiteno has at least five churches. One of these is chiesa di Santo Spirito. It was constructed in 1399 with the adjoining hospital. This church has its inner walls decorated with 14th century frescoes.

    This town has a good choice of accomodations, cafes and shops.

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    Not only wonderful but also wanderful

    by csordila Updated Apr 11, 2009

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    In summertime, South Tyrol offers also several interesting trekking either in the history to the fan of history testimonies of the Great War or in the amazing nature to the tourists.

    One of them, the most beautiful trekking route in Europe is the Sentiero della Pace - Peace Path. More than 350 km long route connects paths, trenches and military roads, fortresses on the Trentino front line between Stelvio and Marmolada. Some of the bloodiest battles took place here during the Great War; almost half million soldiers lost their life, many from the cold in winter.
    The Campana dei Caduti - Bell of Peace, cast from the bronze cannons, tolls every evening in memory of the dead of both sides from the Colle di Miravalle - Miravalle Hill, just outside the nearby city of Rovereto.

    A yellow dove marks the route, anybody may wander in its full length under 28-30 days, but there are opportunity for one-day tours ( 6 - 8 hours ) by walking fom one mountain refuge to the next one too. You can discover many things you never knew about before!

    Another pleasant one-day tour can be a visit in Torbole at Lake Garda. Monte Baldo is one of the most popular places for a mountain walk and a great Lake Garda leisure activity.
    Taking the cable car up Monte Baldo you get an incredible views to the lake, the city and the surrounding mountains.

    Sentiero della Pace Peace Path Lake Garda and Torbole Campana dei Caduti Lake Garda - Torbole
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    Oetzi - the famous Tyrolean Iceman

    by csordila Written Apr 4, 2009

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    If you want a "face-to-face" encounter with the 5300-year-old man, who came from the ice of Ötztal, then you should not miss a visit in the South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum in Bolzano.
    Oetzi, is a fully-clothed, fully-equipped mummy of a relatively old man of approx. 45 years of age. A man from the late Neolithic Age who was underway in the Upper Alps and died as a result of fatal wounds by an arrow during some kind of fight.
    He was found dressed in clothes made from sheep and cattle hair in alpine ice just a few meters inside Italian territory in 1991.
    To take photos inside the museum is not allowed.

    So, what about paying a visit to Bolzano’s most famous inhabitant?

    Cover picture of exhibition catalog Archaeological Museum in Bolzano Oetztal
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    Day trip to Bolzano / Bozen

    by tini58de Written Sep 28, 2007

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    Welschnofen is only some 30 km away from Bozen, so it is only about half an hour bus ride to get to there and enjoy a day in this wonderful little city. And if you are lucky, you might even meet VTers there who will show you around!

    For more information, please do have a look at my Bozen / Bolzano page! Thank you!

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    Karersee / Lago di Carezza

    by tini58de Updated Sep 28, 2007

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    The Carezza Lake lies in the middle of the Carezza Forrest, just below the Latemar mountains at an altitude of 1534 m. Because of its breathtaking colors it is also called "Lec de Ergobando" (Rainbow Lake).

    Lake Carezza has no obvious tributary, but is fed by underground springs. Depending on the water level (which changes from month to month) the depth of the lake varies from 6.30 m to 21 m. The maximum length is 287 m and the maximum width is 137 m.

    There is a nice little walking path around the lake - it only takes a few minutes, but is well worthwhile!

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    The Labyrinth

    by tini58de Updated Sep 28, 2007

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    The Labyrinth is an area of the Latemar massif with very picturesque huge rocks all around due to a rockfall. This area has also inspired Agatha Christie so much that she included it in one of her books ("The Big Four"). For this reason you have the "Agatha Christie Path" passing by the labyrinth, but also a hiking path crossing the labyrith.

    The latter is not the easiest, you will have to do a little bit of searching your way and of climbing, but the views are so spectacular, it is well worth it!

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    Rosengarten Mountains - Kölner Hut

    by tini58de Written Sep 2, 2007

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    The Rosengarten Mountains are the predominant mountains in the Welschnofen/Nova Levante area. You can hike up to the Kölner Hut, but boy, that involves a lot of climbing, since that hut is at 2.337 m a.s.l.!

    We went up to the Kölner Hut by means of the two Laurin chair lifts - and this really is a looooong ride! When we arrived we enjoyed the scenery and later we enjoyed a lovely lunch up there!

    Our friends then hiked the "Hirtzlsteig" (path number 549) along the Rosengarten massif and Heinz and I took the lift back to the Frommeralm (middle station of the two lifts). From there we took the bus to Nova Levante and walked back to our appartment.

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    Welschnofen

    by tini58de Written Aug 25, 2007

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    Well, what can I say? I did not think the town of Welschnofen/Nova Levante was all that special: you basically have a main street and loads of houses, hotels and shops lined up along the valley. If you look closely, you surely will be able to find some nice spots and details, but I think, nobody will argue that it is mainly the breathtaking surrounding that is worthwhile visiting!

    Welschnofen one of the hotels along the main street lovely detail Parish Church Karerseestreet

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    Parish Church of Welschnofen

    by tini58de Written Aug 25, 2007

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    The first Christian church in Welschnofen is said to have been built in the 11th century, but it was only in 1298 that a church was first mentioned. In 1827/28 a new church was built in its place, but even this "new" church was totally torn down in 1965. Well, not totally: the church tower remained. It is now the oldest architecture in Welschnofen, with the old basis from the 13th century and the octagonal upper part and the onion dome from the year 1741.

    The church building itself was reopened in 1967 and is a totally modern building.

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    Enjoy nature from above.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jul 31, 2007

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    I'd recommend a "by air" trip to the Latemar area. Latemar are a group of mountains located in Val di Fiemme (Fiemme Valley).

    We (me and my firends) took the cablecar from Predazzo (ask where do you have to take it) to Gardonè. This place is at 1.650 meters on the sea level. From here we took the chairlift to Passo Feudo. It is at 2.200 meters o. s. l.

    The Latemar area is a ski resort, but it is also a good place for walking or trekking.

    Being the first time I caught the chairlift I was quite worried.

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    S. Romedio

    by Fabanna Written Mar 4, 2006

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    This site is very special, it is positioned in a small canyon. The curch dates from 900 and has been enlarged through the centuries. Inside zou can see many beautiful frescos and most of all the reliquia of S.Romedio, a saint who according to the legend, travelled on the back of a bear.
    They opened now a new route where zou can walk around the canyon and enjoy the spectacular view.
    Under the church, a couple of bears are fed and cuddled by the monks. These bears were born in captivity and rescued from circuses, so they have a chance here to live in peace.

    the church of S.Romedio S.Romedio
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    Skiing at Plan de Corones

    by sierralyndon Written Sep 8, 2005

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    Also known as Kronplatz this skifield is shaped like a giant "panettone" - a giant bun, so it's quite flat at the top. And on a good day you have a fantastic 360° view of the surroundings.

    I am a novice skiier, and found the blue runs all right.

    View from the top of Plan de Corones
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    Marinzen - farm animals galore for kiddies

    by sierralyndon Written Aug 30, 2005

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    Marinzen is connected to Castelrotto by skilift, and that by far is the easiest way to get there. You can also hike up but we didn't on that day.

    Marinzen is a base for some spectacular walks in various directions and we opted to go to Schafstall and then onward to Tschonadui.

    At Marinzen there is a bar/restaurant and in the surroundings, kids were going wild playing with some of the farm animals that were roaming around freely, esp. the little goats. There was also a family of what I imagined were mules (could've been donkeys for all I knew). There were free deck chairs for a bit of sun-bathing and some sporting equipment as well

    Marinzen base
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