The mountain shelters and dairies have been a feature of the Val Venosta Alpine landscape for centuries. Yet it was not until relatively recent times that the marshes down in the valleys were reclaimed, after which these areas could be utilised. Prior to that, travellers preferred to stay in the inns and mountain huts
on the mountain pastures, as well as in other forms of accommodation. Even today, the huts are integral to the preservation of the historical, cultural landscape of Val Venosta.
The working mountain shelters in the Tarres and Laces hiking paradise,
in Val Martello and the traditional inns on the old farms on the Monte Sole in Laces, are all testament to a communal commitment and excellent teamwork, mainly in the fields of hospitality and animal husbandry. Nowadays, both summer and winter pastures are appreciated stopovers for hikers, cyclists and winter sports persons.