The village of Laudes is located in the place where the Val Monastero branches off towards Switzerland.
Laudes is a village that belongs to the municipality of Malles in Val Venosta. Laudes is located at the foot of the Cima Tellakopf, at the spur of the Sesvenna mountains, located at the entrance of the Val Monastero.
The village has got some 600 inhabitants and is located at 985 m asl. Two churches in the village attract the visitor’s attention: the parish church S. Luzius and the S. Leonardo church with the Schnatterpeck altar (guided tours on request, Mr. Wolf, tel. +39 346 7441711) . At the southern village border, there is also the S. Cäsarius church.
In the local village museum you can admire items of daily use and implements of former cenuries. Thanks to its vicinity to Switzerland, a visit of this neighbouring country is a real must-do if yo visit Laudes.