Gargazzone is a charming village, located between Bolzano and Merano
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About 14 km south of Merano and 20 km north of Bolzano, there is the village of Gargazzone. In the municipal coat of arms of the municipality, the Kroell Tower is illustrated, which is a guarding tower that was built in 1240. Moreover it shows three trees, referring to fruit-growing in this area.
In the centre of Gargazzone, there is the Sacro Cuore parish church, built in 1899 in neo-Romanesque construction style. Also worth noticing are the relics of S. Octonius as well as a fresco of the 14th century that can be found in the little S. Giovanni church. Also the marble plaque at the Berger farm, which is reminiscent of the Tyrolean freedom fights, is worth a visit. Those who love nature, however, should of course visit the waterfall of the Aschlerbach brook with its seven cascades, representing a particular natural monument.
By the way: Gargazzone is a very child-friendly municipality. A playground including 5,000 sqm as well as several smaller children’s playgrounds are not the only reasons why the village was declared a “child-friendly municipality” in 2000. The sports area at the edge of the village also provides tennis courts, skating grounds, a football field as well as other possibilities for activities.
Our tip: the natural swimming pool of Gargazzone is a rather new facility that is popular both with adults and children and is ideal for spending a day together with your family.