Prato, the gateway to the Ortles
region and the Stelvio National Park
, lies on a lush, sunny valley plain 900m above sea level. The surrounding mountains, forests and meadows are popular destinations for ramblers, mountain climbers, mountain bikers and racing cyclists.
Fans of culture will also find a few treasures tucked in away in this tranquil village of 3,000 inhabitants. Sites worth seeing include the 13th-century Romanesque St. Johann Church, the gothic St. Georg Church, Lichtenberg Castle and the surviving 16th – century houses.