kastelruth ot st vigil pferde
kastelruth ot st vigil pferde

San Vigilio

San Vigilio near Castelrotto is the location of the San Vigilio Siusi Golf Club, an 18-hole course with gorges, obstacles and waterfalls

The houses of San Vigilio are located between the two large villages in the Sciliar area - Castelrotto and Fiè. It is a scattered settlement on the slope of the Rio Freddo Gorge, with a dreamlike panoramic view on the Sciliar Massif. Today, the hamlet is surrounded by dense forests and meadows, in between the steeple of the St. Vigilius Church towers between the treetops: Like many places in South Tyrol, the hamlet of San Vigilio is named after its church patron saint.

Legends and myths surround the little church, it is said that it was built on an earlier cult site. It is certain that the church stood here already in 1260 AD and was then rebuilt in the 15th century after a rock fall. At the beginning of spring, the massive Sciliar casts its shadow on the church roof for the last time and then leaves it sunlit until the 23rd of September, the beginning of autumn. The spring near the church, on the other hand, only carries water in May and June - both phenomena that make San Vigilio a mystical place.

But as small as the village may be, there is plenty to do here. San Vigilio (St. Vigil) is an idyllic starting point for discovering the Sciliar region. In the middle of it all, the San Vigilio Siusi Golf Club was built: The 18-hole course is nestled in the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites and the Siusi Alp, and has been described as "one of the most dreamlike 18-hole golf courses in the Alpine region". San Vigilio adjoins Sant'Osvaldo, another district of Castelrotto, where you can visit the ruins of Castel Rovereto, the organic herb farm Pflegerhof and the historic Malenger Mill.

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