Attractions, art and culture
Val Venosta: a territory to discover
Precious architectural monuments such as castles and churches, with works of art dating back more than ten centuries, make Val Venosta an area full of charm, taking its visitors on a journey into the past along the Via Claudia Augusta, an ancient Roman road. Among the most stunning destinations are the medieval town of Glorenza, the highest abbey in Europe in Burgusio, the San Procolo church in Naturno with frescoes of the pre-Carolingian period, and the Messner Mountain Museum in Juval Castle, home of Reinhold Messner, the mountaineering legend. Then there are the marble quarries in Laas, where "white gold" is still extracted. In the valley, ancient traditions and customs are still of great importance such as the "Scheibenschlagen", the launch of burning discs which takes place on the first Sunday of Lent.