Pastures and dairies have characterized the Alpine landscape for many years. The keeping of livestock and the production of butter and cheese in the pastures dates back to the High Middle Ages.
Nowadays, the huts and mountain dairies of the Resia Pass
(i.e. at Resia, S. Valentino, Melago, Curon and Belpiano) serve refreshments for walkers and cyclists, catering to the high cuisine of the Venosta Valley. These are sometimes also open in winter.
The traditional return of the livestock (i.e. cows, sheep, goats and horses) from the high pastures down to the valley is a cause for festivities in the town. The animals are adorned with ornaments and local culinary specialties are offered to visitors to the huts, including homemade doughnuts accompanied by local wine. The return of the cattle from the Resia pasture takes place right in the center of town and is particularly spectacular to watch.