laas marmor und marillen
laas marmor und marillen

Marble and Apricots in Lasa

The “Marble & Apricots” cultural festival in Lasa in the Val Venosta valley skilfully combines food & drink with handicrafts & art.

The so-called Marble and Apricot Days take place every year on the 1st weekend in August: For two weekends, Lasa, known for its marble quarries, is under the sign of the Apricots of the Val Venosta and the Lasa Marble, known as the purest marble in Europe. It is a street and cultural festival that invites you to a lively hustle and bustle in the streets and at various sites. 40 stalls offer local products, stone sculptors show how new sculptures are created, and at exhibitions and lectures the secret of marble, the favourite stone of royalty, architects and artists, can be discovered.

Of course, the apricots are not neglected either, because where marble is mined high above the valley, the orchards producing the sweet fruits are located around Lasa (Laas). The Apricot Speciality Weeks, during which the participating restaurants conjure up menus for gourmets, form the supporting programme of the Marble and Apricot Days...

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