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Earth Pyramids and “Stoanerne Mandln” (Stone Men) can be found in the alpine meadows of Meltina on the sunny Monzoccolo

Monzoccolo, Renon, Alpe di Siusi - South Tyrol's high plateaus and alpine pastures stand for recreation in front of a dreamlike mountain scenery. The spacious municipal area of Meltina is one of the charming places that invite you enjoy this. The municipality stretches along the Monzoccolo, the mountain ridge between the provincial capital of Bolzano and the spa town of Merano - it is widely known for its larch forests and Haflinger horses. You can reach Meltina from the valley by various means of transport: A cable car connects Vilpiano with Meltina, a panoramic road from Terlano also leads up, and all the villages are additionally connected with the public bus lines.

The area extends from Meltina village to its other districts: Salonetto (Schlaneid), Frassineto (Verschneid) and Vallesina (Versein), small hamlets in the greenery. The highest elevation in the municipality is the Monte Risco on the border with the Val Sarentino, a popular hiking destination: There you can see the "Stoanernen Mandln", hundreds of stone piles whose origins go back a long time. No one knows who piled them up here - the place was probably considered a witch cult site in the Middle Ages, but ancient carving marks on the stones point to the Celts.

In addition, there is another natural phenomenon that is no less remarkable, but easier to explain: Meltina has its own Earth Pyramids. These earth columns rise up to 30 metres above the Meltina stream and are protected from rain and storms by their capstone. In between, hikes lead to the crocus blossom on the Meltina Saddle in spring, along the "Guggnweg" Trail in summer and to the Möltner Kaser hut in autumn. During the cold season, many trails are used by snowshoe hikers.

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