kirche unterfennberg
kirche unterfennberg


Favogna on the southern edge of South Tyrol is a spot of recreation and offers a biotope

The locality of Favogna (Fennberg), composed of Favogna di Sopra and Favogna di Sotto, belongs to the municipality of Magrè on the Wine Road and is made of only a few buildings, farms and a church. This village located at the southern extremity of South Tyrol is a popular place in summer.

When in the valley temperatures rise above 30 degrees, at Favogna, located at 1,000 m a.s.l., you can expect some degrees less. Originally Favogna di Sotto was a summer holiday resort for the inhabitants of Magrè, Cortaccia and Cortina all'Adige. Round Lake Favogna, which is very popular for bathing and a biotope, numerous animal and plant species have their natural habitat. Various hiking trails take you across the intact nature, most of them can also be walked with prams. A peculiarity: Round the churchyard of the Romanesque St. Leonhard Church dating back to the 13th century, there is an iron chain. According to a legend, every seven years this chain elongates for one link. As soon as the chain encircles the church three times, the world shall end.

Another highlight can be found at 1,034 m a.s.l. - the highest-located Müller-Thurgau vineyard. The rough rock faces of the mountain during the day accumulate the warmth of the sunrays and release them in the night. So you have to taste the "Feldmarschall von Fenner zu Fennberg"! The redwood trees are also a well-known natural monument on this high plateau, as well as the Favogna Gorge, which is home to 524 butterfly species, including the strictly protected Jersey tiger. More than 20 species of them live elsewhere in the world only further south, one species was recently discovered: Oxypteryx marieae.

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