Stava

High above Stava, there is Castel Juval, rising at the entrance of the Val Senales.

Stava, a village of the municipality of Naturno, rises at 552 m asl in the west of the main village. Located at the former main road, today the little village is located in a rather calm position, thanks to the tunnel bypass.

Castel Juval rises high above the village, it is the residence of the alpinist Reinhold Messner. This castle also hosts the MMM Juval and is one of his five mountain museums, dedicated to the myth of the mountains. It exhibits a wide range of artistic gems which Messner has brought home from his journeys from all over the world: a unique repertoire of Tibetica, artistic items and sculptures of Nepal, Aftica and India as wel as religious symbols of Hinduism and Buddhism. Castel Juval can be reached from Stava via the trail number 1 as well as the Roggia di Stava. Between Stava and Naturno, there is the valley station of the Unterstell funicular, taking to the Alta Via di Merano on the Montesole.

However, Stava also stands out do to other historic buildings, like the Ns. Signora church. This Romanesque church was consecrated in 1638 and boasts an impressive stone municipal coat of arms, decorating the facade above the pointed arch portal.

Our tip: A visit in the youth and adventure station of Stava. On a 500 m long former railway line you can experience a nostalgic and adventuresome drainsine ride.

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