As a diverse country of contrasts, the Venosta Valley was an important gateway valley on the Adige River since Roman times and has been settled since prehistoric times. The valley was not only a connecting route over the Alps, but also a center of marble quarrying. Additionally, the Venosta Valley was rarely the scene of armed conflict. Thus, valuable monuments remain standing to this day.
In the capital and cultural center of Silandro/Schlanders
and in the marble and artists' village of Lasa/Lasa
, there are a lot of attractions
including castles and churches, frescoes and works of art from all eras. Early Romanesque churches along the ancient trade route Via Claudia Augusta
connect at the foot of the high alpine scenery of the Stelvio National Park,
forming a unique cultural landscape.
Between traditions and everyday customs
and culture, the Venosta Valley today also brings forth young creative artists and architects