A sunken tower in the midst of the Reschensee Lake is a contemporary witness and emblem of the culture and history of the Val Venosta; while more to the south thick city walls have been safeguarding the smallest city in the Alps and its enchanting atmosphere. Glorenza. Its most famous son is probably the artist and caricaturist Paul Flora, whose presence can still be seen here – a permanent exhibition in the Kirchtor Tower honours the artist and his work.

Art and music

As the only city in the Val Venosta, Glorenza offers a new interpretation of city style, and its cultural influence can also be felt in its surroundings, for instance at the Benedictine Abbey of Marienberg, where events and concerts are regularly held, or in the impressive architecture of Churburg Castle in Sluderno. Those looking for deeper cultural roots in the Val Venosta will sooner or later discover marble. The narrow-gauge railway in Lasa is a witness to the transport of Lasa marble down into the valley.

Between marble and the Middle Ages

The apricot is the pride of the Val Venosta and is celebrated annually in Lasa with the “Marble and Apricots”, a highlight that takes place in August. There are classical concerts in castles and summer evening events, while for the children the high point is the South Tyrol knights’ tournament, which evoke times long past … Meanwhile, the Christmas season in Glorenza begins with the traditional advent and its lights, scents and sounds, while in Silandro handicrafts are the focus of attention. Also during winter, the Martelltal Valley is the venue for the highest Christmas market in the Alps.

Culture in the Val Venosta
Culture in the Val Venosta

Good reasons for a holiday in the Val Venosta Valley

  • the unique charm of the smallest city in the Alps
  • the impressive Reschensee Lake with its sunken tower
  • the charming culture with its fascinating history and special characteristics
  • the views of the surrounding mountain peaks