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Plars di Sopra

From Plars di Sopra you can walk down to Plars Castle or along the old path up to the mountain village of Velloi

Above it lies Plars di Sopra (literally: Upper Plars), below it Plars di Mezzo: We are talking about the Lagundo Waal, the widely known path along the old irrigation channel that leads through the natural landscape between these two hamlets. The picturesque late-Gothic St. Ulrich Church stands on the sunny slope of Plars di Sopra. When it was first mentioned in 1493, it belonged to the Bavarian monastery of St. Mang in Füssen. However, the little church is very probably older.

Overcoming another 400 metres in altitude, you reach the mountain village of Velloi, a popular destination for locals and guests alike. The easiest way to do this is by chairlift, which starts in Plars di Mezzo and offers a very special experience: The chairs transport hikers and nature lovers up the slope one by one. With a view towards the valley, you can see the meadows of Lagundo passing by, and sometimes even a deer or two in the middle of the forest.

There are many hiking destinations: A walk takes you past Plars Castle below Plars di Sopra, which has been converted into a hotel and today produces red and white wines. The old Velloi Path, on the other hand, takes you on foot up to Velloi. In the midst of the vineyards and orchards of Plars di Sopra (Oberplars), you can also find one or the other wine tavern and farm inn, the traditional "Hofschänke", which offer delicious South Tyrolean cuisine in often listed parlours.

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