Located close to the city of Bolzano, there is the mountain village of San Genesio, which is the summer resort of many citizens of Bolzano.
S. Genesio is located on the high plateau of the Salto, located at the southern slope of the Tschoeggelberg above Bolzano. Located at 1,100 m asl, the village of S. Genesio is inhibited by some 1,700 people. First mentioned in 1186, the name of the village derives from the Saint Genesio of Rome, patron saint of the parish church.
The European long-distance hiking trail E5 goes through the village. This trail takes from the centre of the village across the larch meadows at the Salto towards the S. Giacomo church in Lavena. This little church is one of the oldest in South Tyrol and dates back to the 12th century.
Far away from the main traffic lines, S. Genesio is mainly characterised by an intact natural landscape. This area cannot only be experienced in the summer months, but also in winter, e.g. on the horseback of the blond Haflinger horses or with snow-shoes. By the way, from the village you can also experience a great panoramic view on the valley and the surrounding mountains of the Dolomites.
Our tip: a cable-car ride from Bolzano to San Genesio is a real must-do.