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Glorenza/Glurns

The Historic Town of Glorenza

The Medieval Jewel of Upper Venosta Valley

With its 900 inhabitants, the historic town of Glorenza in the south of Malles/Mals is one of the smallest cities in the world. First mentioned in 1304 as Glurns, Glorenza has hardly changed over the centuries. This gem of the Upper Venosta Valley has a medieval centre and boasts the only intact enclosed fortification, complete with fully preserved ramparts and picturesque gate towers.

The old historic centre with its arcades, villas, churches and Castle, showcase the former wealth and importance of the city. Historically, Glorenza was situated at a busy junction along the Via Claudia Augusta and was an important trading centre for the salt trade. There are a number of archaeological traces dating back to Ancient Roman times. The Gate Tower hosts a permanent exhibition of the most famous son of the city, the artist and illustrator Paul Flora, who died in 2009.
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We help you to find the ideal accomodations in the Upper Venosta Valley Holiday Area
 
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The Day of the Romanesque will be held on 15 October, 2016. On this day in Venosta Valley, which is located on the “Alpine Road of Romanesque Art”, free tours are organized around the many churches and chapels but also of secular buildings dating to the early Middle Ages.
 
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From 8 to 11 december 2016 the old arcades and the tranquil town square are the romantic backdrop for the Glorenza Christmas market.
 
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Here you'll find an overview of the wide range and diversity of top events in the holiday area Upper Venosta Valley.
Welcome to the Upper Venosta culture region
Hike along ancient irrigation channels, partake of winter sports on glacial areas beneath impressive Alpine peaks or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Upper Venosta Valley.