High above the valley entrance to the Val Sarentino, there is the little village of Avigna, located in idyllic and a rather secluded position.
Far away from the main traffic lines, the little village of Avigna is located at 847 m asl, about 10 km from the chief village of S. Genesio. Boasting almost 550 inhabitants, Avigna boasts its own kindergarden and elementary school. The name of the villages probably derives from “Avia”, which means “remote area”. Some time ago, the village was reachable quite hard. Only in 1980 the access road was built.
Avigna is a good starting point for experiencing the surroundings. The vast network of hiking trails provides a wide variety of possibilities regarding hikes, such as to the local mountain, Giogo di San Genesio or towards the Val Sarentino. Another way to experience the village is the mountain bike or you can also make a Haflinger horse ride. Numerous taverns and mountain huts make your stops pleasant and memorable.
Our tip: every year in August, there is the alpine pasture festival “Afinger Almfest”, absolutely worthwhile.