Already inhabited by Celts, Romans and Rhaetian Venostes in ancient times, the entire cultural region of Venosta Valley contains monasteries, castles and old farmsteads from all epochs. Living tradition encounters creative minds and ingenuity.
These days, the Via Claudia Augusta
is a popular cycle path. The hiking trails along ancient irrigation channels
– called Waalwege in German – and the Stunden Trail are inviting destinations for leisurely hikes, passing historic Glorenza/Glurns
with its permanent Paul Flora exhibition. The Lasa/Laas quarry is a source of expensive, pure marble. At traditional markets
growers offer local specialities and regional bread from Venosta Valley, once Tyrol’s bread basket. The famous Stelvio panorama road
is one of the oldest routes in the alpine region; museums and information centres recount life along the border. At the Passo Resia there are guided tours through bunker
complexes from both two world wars.