For culture enthusiasts, Val Venosta has a great variety of attractions to propose! Numerous sights, castles, monasteries and churches from over 10 centuries can be visited in our surroundings.
Let's go on a discovery tour through the valley!
Historic musical instruments
Committed to tradition!
Local bands are a special cultural asset of South Tyrol’s traditional heritage. Our grandfathers were passionate musicians and we displayed some of their musical instruments in our staircase to honour their memory.
Church Tower in Lake Resia
The Romanesque steeple that soars out of the waters of Lake Resia was built in 1355 and has become the symbol of Val Venosta. Today, the tower of the church in Old Curon is a reminder of this place, which sank in 1950 in the waters of the dam. The stories of the villages of Curon and Resia, as well as of the numerous villages submerged in the lake, are illustrated through old photos in the Upper Vinschgau Valley Museum.
The Benedictine Abbey of Monte Maria
Europe's highest-altitude Benedictine abbey, is located on the hill above Burgusio at an altitude of 1340 m. Since its construction in the XII century, life in the monastery has been conducted according to the rules of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Today the ground floor hosts the museum with interesting insights into the monastic life of the Benedictine monks. Not to be missed are the Romanesque frescoes in the crypt, the monastery church and the monastery's precious art treasures.
Glorenza - the jewel of Val Venosta
The medieval town of Glorenza is considered the smallest city in Europe. The uniqueness of this charming city is its completely preserved fortresses with the impressive defence towers. The enchanting arcades and carefully restored old buildings convey visitors a unique medieval charm.
A few kilometres from our b&b, located in Sluderno, stands one of the largest and best preserved castles of South Tyrol. Castel Coira dates back to the 13th century and has been rebuilt several times over the years due to changes in ownership. It shows Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements. Inside, there is the largest private armoury in the world, a beautiful painted arcade with a Renaissance vault made of Lasa marble and a sculpture of the Madonna dating back to 1270
The bunkers of Resia
Several military buildings can be found on Passo Resia. But most of them do not particularly attract the attention of travellers. Interestingly enough, the bunkers, which were built in the time of Mussolini, were fully occupied until the 1990s. You will find the bunkers mainly at the bottom of the valley and, at the top of the mountains, the supply storage area of the Alpine Wall/Vallo Alpino del Littorio. A special attraction concerns bunker no. 10 of Resia.
Located directly on the road across Passo Resia, in the narrow Tyrolean village of Nauders, the castle towers over an idyllic hillside where Italy, Austria and Switzerland meet. It was first mentioned in official documents in 1325. Since 1330, Naudersberg Castle has been used as territorial court for the area between Landeck and Passo Resia. Over the centuries, the castle was constantly extended and renovated, but always remained in the possession of the state authorities until the 20th century. Today, on the ground floor of the castle, you can visit the kitchen and cells of the former prison, as well as the torture chambers with the original instruments. The attic houses a museum with rural and craft exhibits. The former stables now feature the castle restaurant.
The fortress is located in the Finstermünz gorge on the ancient Roman road Via Claudia Augusta between Landeck and Passo Resia. The fortress was considered the connection point between the Austrian “Inntal”, the Val Venosta and the Swiss Engadine. From 1300 it served as a frontier and customs. In 1472, the first fortifications were built and until the 19th century, goods and passenger traffic passed through Altfinstermünz. Today, it is possible to visit this historic place, walk around the fortress and enjoy the traditional medieval festival held every year.
San Valentino alla Muta hospice
In the Middle Ages, pilgrimage became increasingly popular, which is why numerous hospices were built along the pilgrimage routes. Built in 1140, in San Valentino alla Muta, this hospice was of great importance to pilgrims on their way to Rome or Santiago de Compostela because of the snowy winters and difficulties along Passo Resia. Today, the building is still a unique example of medieval architecture and is the oldest preserved in South Tyrol. From the hospice, a path leads to the Abbey of Monte Maria and San Giovanni a Müstair.
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