The village of Pineta di Laives has been established in the 50s and 60s by immigrants from the area of the outlet of the Adige river.
In the Middle Ages, the area below the Schmalberg mountain used to be in part a forested area, in part it was ground for vine-growing of the two farms Renner and Steinmann. Only in the 50s and 60s of the 20th century a real village emerged, when numerous families of the area of Venice moved to this area, founding a new settlement they used to call Pineta. A masterpiece dating back to these days is the S. Giuseppe church, which is a building that can be seen from afar due to its steeple of reinforced concrete, reflecting the modern architecture of these days.
The park at the sports area divides Pineta di Laives from Pineta di Monte, a new village that has developed in the 1970s along the road to La Costa. Pineta di Laives reflects the typical atmosphere of an Italian village and is proud of its identity. This is also where a famous Carnival association has its seat.
Boasting some 2,000 inhabitants, Pineta di Laives is also rather popular due to its vicinity to the city of Bolzano. By car or public means of transport you can reach the provincial capital within a few minutes only. Since the construction of the bypass in 2008, the village has been traffic-calmed. Newly established facilities such as a park, a pedestrian zone and a cycling trail make Pineta even more attractive. Entertainment and events are provided by the local associations, mainly in Italian language.