Pennes

The Passo Pennes in the Sarentino Alps connects the Val Sarentino with the Wipptal valley.

Pennes, a component locality of the municipality of Sarentino, is located at 1,463 m asl, right beneath the Passo di Pennes (2.211 m). This mountain ridge in the Sarentino Alps is very popular with motor bikers, it is only open from April to November. In mid August, every year there is also a popular cycling race.

The area round the little idyllic place has already been settled in prehistoric times, which is testified by findings of rest stops of hunters at Passo di Pennes. Around 1250, there was also a court in Pennes. The village is composed of single farms and buildings, spread on the slopes. Worth seeing is also the parish church of Pennes with late Gothic frescoes (1511) as well as the S. Giovanni Bosco church, constructed in 1530. It is also presumed that a profane cult site was located in this place.

In winter, snow covers the landscape and transforms it into a real wonderland. The ski runs of Val di Pennes are the main attraction for those who love this sport. Snow-shoeing and winter hiking across the snow-covered meadows and forests of the Sarentino Alps make your holidays an unforgettable experience.

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