Auna di Sotto is an ideal spot of land for those who seek calm and relaxation on the Renon high plateau.
As in the Middle Ages there were no roads in the Valle Isarco, the only way to Rome led via the high plateau of the Renon. In the course of time more than 60 imperators traversed this area. Moreover around 1600 the surroundings of Auna di Sotto were discovered as summer resort by many merchants of Bolzano, while still today traditional holiday residences remind on these days. With some 270 inhabitants, also today Auna di Sotto represents a popular holiday destination, located at 909 m asl.
The S. Lucia parish church is the most ancient church of the municipality of the Renon, hardly any elements are left from the original building. The church has been converted to Baroque style in the 18th century, while in the late 19th century it was refurbished in neo-Romanesque style. Worth seeing is the litte S. Sebastiano church of the 14th century, that has been built in order to thank for the fact that the pest has spared the village of Auna di Sotto.
Our tip: Auna di Sotto is the site of the famous “Loacker” company, which is known beyond borders for its delicious bisquits.