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Echoes from the past in Val Venosta

Our territory has a lively past behind it. The imprint left by Celts and Romans is still tangible. In addition, Val Venosta and Val Monastero have a strong link with the Swiss world. In fact, they were intertwined for a long time with Switzerland, in particular with the Canton of Grisons.
In the Upper Val Venosta, there are numerous attractions, among them castles, churches, chapels and monasteries.
You will be won over by the destination offering history, culture, nature and local traditions!

The most beautiful events in Val Venosta

On to new cultural shores!

In Val Venosta, especially in the Upper Venosta Valley, numerous events take place. Whether culinary, sportive or family-friendly, in any case you will find something suited for you. Scroll through the current events of the cultural region Val Venosta.

Ötzi Alpine Marathon (end April)

This special type of triathlon starts each year in Naturno (518 m) and leads up to the Val Senales Glacier (3212 m). The athletes have to prove themselves respectively in the disciplines MTB, running and ski touring. In addition to the men's and women's individual competitions, there is also a team and mixed team competition. In memory of the world-famous Ötzi, the "man of the ice".

Stelvio Marathon (mid June)

More than 700 runners take part in this unique running adventure on the second highest mountain pass in Europe. Starting point is Prato allo Stelvio (915) and the following 42,195 km lead to the pass height of 2760 m. First the runners first pass hiking- and gravel roads as well as alpine climbs and finally reach the goal via the pass road.

Lake Resia Run (mid July)

Since many years the run around the lake Resia enjoys great popularity. About 3.000 runners from 20 countries start in Graun on the famous church tower and than run 15.3 km around lake Resia. Professionals, Hand biker, Nordic Walker, hobby athletes as well as kids participate.

Marmor & Marillen (begin August)

As a particularly noble and resistant rock the marble of Laces is known all over the world. Experience the "white gold" at first hand when it is celebrated together with the typical Val Venosta apricot in the summer. As part of the marble and apricot festival, learn more about its mining and use, marvel at magnificent art works and enjoy the sweet taste of the ripe fruit. Various culinary combinations flatter the palate, music accompanies the event - enjoyment and pure culture.

South Tyrolean Medieval Games (mid-end August)

Set back into old times - this is how you feel when the area around the Chur castle in Sluderno receives a medieval dress. Spectacular shows let knights and spectators hold their breath, also camel and donkey rides are on the program.
Noble clothing, typical food as well as old market stalls and sounds not only make children's eyes shine. Try your hand at archery and marvel at all sorts of interesting things from times long past.

Advent market in Glorenza (Weekend around the 8th December)

You love the pre-Christmas mood? Then visit the Advent market in Glorenza, the smallest town in South Tyrol with 800 inhabitants. Away from the hustle and bustle of large markets, you can still feel the history of the former trading town: Surrounded by the protective ring walls, it has an almost medieval, romantic flair. Taste local products and browse through artisan, handicraft products. Under the motto "light, fragrance and sounds", the city is particularly contemplative, even without kitsch and flourishes - less is more here.

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