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Lake in Val Venosta (Vinschgau)

Lago di Resia

Just before the Passo di Resia and Austrian border is the deep blue Lago do Resia, a result of 1950s dam projects. The drowned Romanesque church tower in the lake here might be the region’s de rigueur roadside photo…
Village in Val Venosta (Vinschgau)


A walled medieval town, Glorenza was once a kingpin in the region’s salt trade. Its pristine burgher houses, colonnaded shops, town gates, fortifications and ramparts were faithfully restored in the 1970s, and while…
Alpine in Val di Solda & Val d'Ultimo

Yak & Yeti

The Yak & Yeti is a 17th-century farmhouse that Messner has transformed into a restaurant, 'bio-homestead' and yak farm; dishes are typical food of the Solda valley – slow-cooked meats, dumplings, pasta – rather…
Monastery in Val Venosta (Vinschgau)


The beautiful Benedictine monastery of Marienberg, perched up some 1340m above Malles, has a museum dedicated to its eight centuries of monastic life, though the view and architecture are worth the drive up alone. …
Museum in Val di Solda & Val d'Ultimo

Messner Mountain Museum

Located – quite literally – inside a hill, the unique Messner Mountain Museum Ortles articulates the theme of ‘ice’ with artistically displayed exhibits on glaciers, ice-climbing and pole expeditions, all at 1900m.