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Granary of Tyrol

Upper Venosta Valley – The Granary of Tyrol

From "Urpaarl" to Today’s Bread in Upper Venosta Valley

For many centuries the cultivation of grain was a primary activity in the Upper Venosta Valley and for this reason it was dubbed the "Granary of the Tyrol". In the 20th Century, the cultivation of grain and fruit growing ceased, due to the economic conditions at the time.

However, in more recent years, the growing demand for organic bread has revived the popularity of local grains and traditional bread made from local grains is now back in vogue. The Venosta Valley bread type, which is popular among latter-day consumers, was invented in the Middle Ages by the Benedictine monks of the Monte Maria Abbey in Burgusio/Burgeis.

Today, the cultivation of organic wheat, rye and spelt has been revived in the Venosta Valley. Buckwheat, which has an historical role in the traditional cuisine of the area, is also enjoying a renaissance. A significant consumer of the local organic grain is the Italian whisky distillery PUNI in Glorenza/Glurns.
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Discover, Taste and Experience the Markets of Upper Venosta Valley
 
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Discover the numerous hiking trails along the irrigations channel paths
 
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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.
 
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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.
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.