City of Vipiteno
The former Fugger city of Vipiteno is one of the most beautiful small towns of Italy. Its emblem is the Torre delle Dodici tower.
Vipiteno, the northernmost city of Italy located at 948 m asl, used to be a mining centre in the Middle Ages. In these days the Augsburg family of the Fugger owned the silver mines that brought the city wealth and prosperity. In the course of time, “Vipitenum” repeatedly used to be residence for emperors and kings. Today, however, it is characterised by a Mediaeval atmosphere combined with modernity, without neglecting its origins. Lovely bays and gables as well as colourful facades adorn the main road, which is at the same time the shopping mall of the city.
The 46 m high emblem of the city, the Torre delle Dodici, is one of the most striking buildings and is topped by stair gables. Worth seeing is also the Mithraic stone, the Multscher Museum, the city museum in the former Commend of the Teutonic Order, as well as the parish church with crucifixion group, the baptism font and the grave stones that are typical for Vipiteno.
The offer regarding leisure time ranges from cinema and theatre performances in the city theatre to tennis, climbing, golf on the 7-hole golf course, miniature golf, horse riding, para-gliding and the pleasure of wellness in the news Balneum water world. In winter the Monte Cavallo skiing area on the local mountain of Vipiteno provides great fun on the slopes. This is also where the 9.6 km long toboggan run, which is the longest of Italy, stretches its way. One of the most important events is the lantern party in summer and the charming Christmas Market in Advent.