moelten versein
moelten versein


Numerous finds from the Bronze Age indicate that there were prehistoric settlements in the surroundings of the present village

Vallesina (Versein) is the smallest of the four districts of Meltina, an idyllic spot right between Frassineto and Meltina village. This means that both the mountain station of the Meltina-Vilpiano Cable Car below it and the shopping and refreshment facilities in the main village of Meltina above it can be reached in a short walk or a cycle tour. The public bus of the line Avelengo - Verano - Meltina - Terlano - Bolzano (Hafling - Vöran - Mölten - Terlan - Bozen) also stops in Vallesina.

As in every South Tyrolean village, the church characterises the village image, even if it is small and simple like St. George in Vallesina, known as St. Georgen in Versein in German. The hill a bit outside is steeped in history and is exactly the place where archaeological excavations have brought to light finds from the Bronze Age. The present little church has a wooden tower, while inside the Gothic carved altar is decorated with statues of St. George, St. Oswald and St. Leonard.

If you want to discover the area on foot, the half-hour hike to the mill wheel between Frassineto and Vallesina with the small playground, which represents an excavation site, is a good idea. Just outside the village, at the Schermoos hikers' car park, starts the Langfenn circular route, which is doable in any season: It shows you the idyllic larch meadows on the Salto high plateau and the Romanesque-Gothic little church of Langfenn. Right next door you can stop for a bite to eat.

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!


Suggested accommodation: Vallesina

Tips and more infos