“Stairways to Heaven – the Alpine Romanesque way”
is a cultural project set alongside historic monuments of the Romanesque period. It includes dozens of Romanesque sites in the Trentino-South Tyrol region, such as the Carolingian monastery of St. Johann in Müstair
, founded by Charlemagne.
The Alpine Road of Romanesque Art leads from Engadin in Switzerland through the ancient Roman Trade route Via Claudia Augusta
in Venosta Valley, where it comprises over 20 unique Romanesque sites: from the Benedictine abbey Marienberg
to the Carolingian church St. Benedict in Malles/Mals
, and from the unique medieval town of Glorenza/Glurns
to the pre-Carolingian St. Prokulus church
in Lower Val Venosta, bearing the oldest existing frescoes of Central Europe.