, the heart of Val Venosta at an altitude of 639 m, is where the mild Mediterranean-Alpine Adige Valley meets the dry and sunny climate of the Monte Sole. The apple orchards of South Tyrol surround the lively centre of Laces.
Northwest of Laces, at the foot of Monte Sole in Val Venosta, lies the locality of Coldrano
- an idyllic tourist destination with a population of 910 inhabitants.
Coldrano is known for its castle, one of the few remaining renaissance buildings in South Tyrol, which today serves as a training centre.
Situated at 729 meters above sea level, the village of Morter
is linked to Laces and, with its 750 inhabitants, is regarded as the gateway to the nearby Stelvio National Park. And in Tarres
, a village of 690 inhabitants situated at 800 m above sea level, there is the fossilised flow-cone of an ancient stream of torrential lava, which is clearly visible from a distance and constitutes a geological landmark inVal Venosta.
The Val Martello
lies in the Stelvio National Park and is considered one of the most beautiful side valleys in Venosta. It rises 950 m up to the Cevedale Glacier at 3,769 m.