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A little above the hamlet of Briè, on the way towards Aica di Fiè, you will find the small Gothic St. Catherine Church

The village of Briè - Breien in German - lies at 655 m a.s.l., which is considerably lower than the other districts of Tires al Catinaccio: It stretches along the slopes above the Valle Isarco valley and is therefore the first village of the municipality of Tires that you will see on the way up from the valley. Meadows and forests surround Briè, a small part of it belongs to Fiè allo Sciliar.

A little above Briè, on the way towards Aica di Fiè, is the small Gothic Church of St. Catherine. An ancient long-distance trail used to lead travellers from Bolzano via Tires al Catinaccio to the Val di Fassa valley - on foot, of course, and so today the visit to the church can also be combined with a nice hike. The church was already mentioned in 1293 and has 11 impressive frescoes that tell the legend of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, painted around 1420 by the Bolzano School of Painting.

Tires reaches up to the peaks of the mighty Catinaccio Group. Together with the proximity to Fiè allo Sciliar and the Alpe di Siusi, there are numerous outdoor opportunities. The Tires Farm Trail shows you the area around Tires still on old mule tracks that lead past traditional wine taverns called Buschenschänke. About a quarter of the municipal area is also located in the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park with its hiking trails, MTB routes and snowshoe treks in winter. The high plateau of the Siusi Alp is ideal for skiing and cross-country skiing in the cold season.

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