The sun-drenched mountain village of La Costa with its 100 inhabitants is the highest-located villages belonging to Laives.
The mountain farms of La Costa are spread in an altitude ranging from 750 to 1,100 m asl on the sunny slopes of the Titschen, above La Costa and San Giacomo. The centre of the village is represented by a little church, consecrated to the Saint Heinrich, as well as a community building, which once hosted the one-room school. The sunny location favors the growth of chestnut trees, for this reason La Costa is a popular Toerggele destination.
The famous Alta Via of Laives starts in the Vallarsa, stretches up the Montelargo up to La Costa and further on to the city district of Aslago. From La Costa you can also reach the Schneiderwiese farm, that is a farmstead with a fabulous view on the Dolomites, to Nova Ponente or in the nearby mountain village of Colle di Bolzano. The view ranges from the valley basin of Bolzano to Merano and Salorno, the Mendola and the Brenta Dolomites and the Gruppo dell’Ortles.