Known as the cultural centre of the Renon, Longomoso attracts a large number of visitors and also inhabitants, not only due to its commend.
On the high plateau of the Renon, there is the village of Longomoso located at 1,154 m asl. Belonging to the municipality of Renon, Longomoso is above all popular with those who are interested in culture. The commend, that has been founded in the 13th century as hospice by the German Order, is venue for the so-called “Rittner Sommerspiele”, a great summer event, take place since summer 1973, every year between the end of July and mid August, open-air performances with intimate play character have been taking place.
The Maria Saal church in Monte di Mezzo, located only a stone’s throw from Longomoso, was built in the 17th century and renewed in 1719. The popular pilgrimage church is decorated with ex votos (paintings offered to saints for answered prayers). A walk to Maria Saal can perfectly be combined with a visit to the earth pillars in the Finsterbachtal valley.