Below the mystical Tarces hill in Upper Venosta Valley lies the historic town of Glorenza/Glurns, formerly the terminal of the regional salt trade. Today, it numbers only 900 inhabitants and is therefore the smallest town in the Southern Alps
, a real gem and the only town in Europe that can still boast its complete medieval fortifications, apart from its old town with its arcades, arches and vaults, and surrounding churches and castles
. A permanent exhibition at the Tauferer Tower Gate showcases the town’s most famous son, the painter Paul Flora
, who died in 2009.