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Wine production, orchards, farm holidays - Maragno, or Marein, is not a well-known name, but it is a quiet and relaxing place

In the meadows in the middle of the municipal area of Castelbello-Ciardes stretches the idyllic hamlet of Maragno. Together with Lacinigo and the hamlets of Montefontana and Montefranco above it, it can be found in the direction of the Monte Tramontana - all the other districts are located on the other side of the Adige River below the Monte Sole in the Val Venosta.

Maragno is a holiday destination to relax and switch off: The village at 600 m a.s.l. turns into a white sea of blossoms in spring. It is the time of the apple blossom, for which South Tyrol is famous, and the season for the first bike tours and hikes under the Val Venosta sun. Together with autumn, which brings cosy Törggele evenings and quiet bike tours along the Val Venosta Cycle Path and the Valle dell'Adige Cycle Path - part of the Via Claudia Augusta - these are the weeks when fewer people are on the road and which are therefore becoming increasingly popular.

Slowing down, relaxing and enjoying is the order of the day. By the way, the place owes its name to St. Marinus (literally "of the sea"), an unusual saint for South Tyrol. According to legend, he was a stonemason who later lived in a monastery as a hermit. Around the monastery, today's miniature state of San Marino was built, the oldest still existing republic on earth. You can best experience the surroundings during the 15 km bike tour from Maragno to Laces, an ideal half-day tour in the Val Venosta, which can be done by classic bike as well as by e-bike or by mountain bike.

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