The Venosta Valley in South Tyrol is an ancient trade route. Archaeological findings suggest that the Resia Pass was already used as a transition point before the time of the Roman Via Claudia Augusta. At the same time, the Venosta Valley has always been a place of retreat and silence. For this reason, many romanesque monasteries and churches have never been destroyed and can still be admired today.

The majority of the inhabitants of Venosta Valley are concentrated in the large communities in the valley. The secluded world of the mountain farms is still preserved at higher altitudes and in side valleys such as Planol/Planeil, Vallelunga/Langtaufers or Val Martello. Along the old farmhouses and barns, visitors will encounter many reminders of a harsh life full of privation. Although the standard of living in these isolated hamlets has improved considerably in recent years, everyday life remains hard for mountain farmers.

The mountain farmers offer an invaluable contribution to the preservation of the alpine cultural landscape. Even in the smallest villages, contemporary architecture is combined in a harmonious symbiosis with the existing buildings.