The chief village of the Val Sarentino is rich in traditions and culture.
Sarentino, the chief village of the municipality, is located at 961 m asl and is the largest village of the municipality, boasting some 2,100 inhabitants. Tradition and culture have still got an important role to play in this place. The traditional costumes of Sarentino are not only of particular beauty, but also part of everyday life of many people in the valley. Also the beautifully decorated belts with quill embroidery are part of the traditional costumes.
Of particular interest for lovers of culture, however, is the high altar in the interior of the Maria Assunta parish church in the centre of the village. First mentioned in 1211, the church is supposed to have been built much earlier in time. In the course of excavations in the frame of the brick flooring of the place in front, remnants of a Romanesque round arch apsis were found in 1983.
A further sight striking the visitors’ eyes is Castel Reinegg, first documented in 1263 as “Castrum Sarentine” (Sarentino Castle). Also the so-called “Rohrerhof” farm, which is a farm that has been transformed into a museum with ancient smokehouse and bread oven, is worth a visit.
Our tip: a hike to the so-called “Stoanernen Mandlen”, a large number of little stone pyramids, can easily be reached from the Sarentino ski hut.