The Western South Tyrol is a veritable hotbed of artists, writers, musicians and architects. The best-known post-war Prato/Prad artist, Hans Ebensperger
, experiments with creative uses of technology and, among other things, he is the author of the frescoes in a church in Prato allo Stelvio.
The Romanesque churches are most prominent. In the Stairways to Heaven
art-project, retracing the origins of the constructions and monuments in the Venosta Valley of the early Middle Ages. Apart from these historical re-enactments, there are a series of impressive contemporary buildings that are sometimes known as Alpitecture.