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
. This settlement was already recorded in documents dating back to the ninth century under the name ‘Villa Mortario’ ("place of the mortar producers").
At Morter, one comes across the remnants of a rich history: old buildings and ruins, such as those of the castles of Montani di Sopra/Obermontani and Montani di Sotto/Untermontani and edifices dating back to the renaissance, such as the Chapel of St. Stephan and the Vigilius Church – which is open to visitors. The sheer tranquillity and beauty of the landscape inspire long walks and hikes in the area.