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Castles and Fortresses

Castles and Fortresses in the Laces-Martello Holiday Region

Numerous old castles and fortresses testify to the diverse cultural history of the Venosta Valley region. Many fortresses were saved from destruction through their utilisation and restoration; others such as ruins and architectural leftovers from the past now serve as cultural artefacts or as prized excursion destinations.

Laces-Martello and environs is one of the few areas in South Tyrol with old constructions dating back to the Renaissance era. In a region where there was once significant mining activity, impressive architectural structures dating back to that era still remain, such as Silandro Castle or the Coldrano Castle Cultural Centre. Laces Castle, built during the thirteenth century, was the only castle built on the water in Venosta Valley. Also dating from the same period, are the Castle of Annaberg, the ruin below Montani and the Castle above Montani, where an original manuscript from 1323 of the Nibelungs Song was discovered.
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    Coldrano Castle

    Coldrano Castle was once the ancestral home of Earl Hendl and now serves as a training centre. The architectural history of the castle is unable to trace a precise date of its inauguration; however, it is assumed that the palace was built after ...
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Visitors experience Christmas feeling and nostalgia in the highest-located Christmas market in the Alps , amidst the mountains of the Stelvio National Park
 
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The bike paradise Laces offers something for all bike fans, whether beginner or advanced, everyone will be satisfied!
 
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You will be enchanted by the rustic and natural irrigation channels in Laces and Martello, because of the sound of water and the pleasant atmosphere you can enjoy and relax!
 
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What you should not miss during your holidays in the holiday region Laces-Val Martello. Here are the top events!
Welcome at Laces-Val Martello
Discover the beauty of the holiday region Laces-Val Martello, where natural and cultural treasures come together. Where you can breathe fresh and limpid air and hospitable people will sincerely welcome you.
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