Silandro/Schlanders, the capital of the Venosta Valley, boasts approximately 6000 inhabitants. The community is nestled among the end of the Schlandrauntal Valley, the Lasa mountains, and the typical Venosta Valley orchards and vineyards. Silandro is the economic center of the entire Venosta Valley, and home to many companies, cooperatives and the hospital.

The emblem of the municipality is the tower of the Gothic parish church of Maria Ascension, which at about 90 m in height, is the highest church tower in the Tyrol. A further landmark is the magnificent Schlandersburg Renaissance Castle with its picturesque, two-storey arcaded courtyard. The traffic-free pedestrian zone around the narrow, winding streets and small cafes and shops gives Silandro an urban flair and invites visitors to take an unhurried stroll.