Church in Fraina/Freins
Church in Fraina/Freins
Church in Novale/Ried
Church in Novale/Ried
San Pietro/St. Peter
San Pietro/St. Peter
Albions
Albions
Tschöfas
Tschöfas
Church in Tanurza/Tanirz
Tanurza/Tanirz

Ceves/Tschöfas (1,229 m)

Ceves is a self-contained village with a magnificient view comprising about a dozen farms. The farms are more or less arranged in a nest-like shape, giving the locality a highly picturesque character. On the upper side of the sloping village square, stands the parish church of Ceves, dedicated to St. James and St. Valentine.
Ceves is a self-contained village with a magnificient view comprising about a dozen farms. The farms are more or less arranged in a nest-like shape, giving the locality a highly picturesque character. On the upper side of the sloping village square, stands the parish church of Ceves, dedicated to St. James and St. Valentine.

Tanurza/Tanirz (1,182 m)

Tanurza is a small village characterized by its typical old rural farmhouses, with spectacular views of the Sciliar/Schlern and Sassolungo/Langkofel mountains. The Church of San Bartolomeo is one of the oldest in the district of Laion. The walnut tree standing between the church and the sacristan’s house is an imposing natural feature.
Tanurza is a small village characterized by its typical old rural farmhouses, with spectacular views of the Sciliar/Schlern and Sassolungo/Langkofel mountains. The Church of San Bartolomeo is one of the oldest in the district of Laion. The walnut tree standing between the church and the sacristan’s house is an imposing natural feature.

San. Pietro/St. Peter (1,211 m)

With its bulbous dome, the Baroque-era church steeple is the landmark of S. Pietro high above Val Gardena/Grödnertal Valley, located just before Ortisei/St. Ulrich. San Pietro is the second largest inhabited centre in the district, after Laion itself. Further on, there is the parish church of San Pietro, with its tell-tale red onion tower and baroque altar. This is the largest construction in the area and is well worth visiting.
With its bulbous dome, the Baroque-era church steeple is the landmark of S. Pietro high above Val Gardena/Grödnertal Valley, located just before Ortisei/St. Ulrich. San Pietro is the second largest inhabited centre in the district, after Laion itself. Further on, there is the parish church of San Pietro, with its tell-tale red onion tower and baroque altar. This is the largest construction in the area and is well worth visiting.

Novale/Ried (750 m)

Novale is a settlement peppered with vineyards and chestnut groves. This is the alleged birthplace of Walther von der Vogelweide, the famous minstrel. Novale is renowned for its bountiful vineyards and the ‘Törggelen’, a traditional annual gastronomic event held at the end of the harvesting season. There are also taverns and farms that are well worth visiting, especially in autumn during the Törggelen.
Novale is a settlement peppered with vineyards and chestnut groves. This is the alleged birthplace of Walther von der Vogelweide, the famous minstrel. Novale is renowned for its bountiful vineyards and the ‘Törggelen’, a traditional annual gastronomic event held at the end of the harvesting season. There are also taverns and farms that are well worth visiting, especially in autumn during the Törggelen.

Fraina/Freins (1,108 m)

Fraina is an idyllic village with scattered farms on the slopes of the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley, above Chiusa/Klausen. Brace yourself for a spectacular view of the Valle Isarco Valley and the Sabbiona/Säben Monastery. With its numerous frescoes, the Church of San Giovanni Battista is really not to be missed!
Fraina is an idyllic village with scattered farms on the slopes of the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley, above Chiusa/Klausen. Brace yourself for a spectacular view of the Valle Isarco Valley and the Sabbiona/Säben Monastery. With its numerous frescoes, the Church of San Giovanni Battista is really not to be missed!

Albions (857 m)

Albions has retained its original peasant character. Although the old Church of St. Nicholas and St. George is small, it is a true work of art. On the privately owned Lusenegg estate along the hiking trail leading to Chiusa/Klausen, stands the oldest chestnut tree in Europe, which has been declared a natural monument.
Albions has retained its original peasant character. Although the old Church of St. Nicholas and St. George is small, it is a true work of art. On the privately owned Lusenegg estate along the hiking trail leading to Chiusa/Klausen, stands the oldest chestnut tree in Europe, which has been declared a natural monument.

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