kirche unterfennberg
kirche unterfennberg


Favogna, a high plateau on the southern edge of South Tyrol, is a spot of recreation and offers a valuable 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 in the valley 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 C, at the Favogna high plateau at 1,000 metres 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, numerous animal and plant species have their natural habitat. On the nearby hill rises the Romanesque St. Leonhard Church, dating back to the 13th century. There is an iron chain around the churchyard: 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 metres a.s.l. - the highest-located Müller-Thurgau vineyard. The rock faces of the mountain during the day accumulate the warmth of the sunrays and release them in the night. The "Feldmarschall von Fenner zu Fennberg", a white wine, comes from here.

The Giant Sequoia Trees of Fennhals 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. You may experience this area by doing, for example, the hike from Magrè to Favogna or an e-bike tour from Cortaccia to Lake Favogna.

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