Fortified castles and old churches are enthroned on the hills around Tesimo, a Törggele area where also sweet chestnuts grow

In the most beautiful panoramic position above the Adige Valley is the low mountain range that was already appreciated by the Longobards and Romans. This is where Tesimo can be found today, a municipality that stretches up through the woods towards the Palade Pass. It begins above Nalles at Schernag, the only district on the valley floor, and then reaches Grissiano with the little Church of St. James, where the first illustration of the Dolomites can be seen. The other districts also have their special features: In Prissiano a 350-year-old vine grows, Tesimo village is simply called the Castle Village, and Narano has an enchanting pond in the middle of the woods.

On the road up to the Passo Palade, between the dense forests, there are another two villages, Caprile and Plazzoles, at an altitude of 1,300 m a.s.l. As it is the highest point in the municipality, Plazzoles is the ideal starting point for hikes and mountain tours. The paths towards the Passo Palade lead to alpine pastures and mountain lakes. Further down, they are dedicated to special themes, such as the Vorbichl Adventure Trail and the Prissiano Forest and Castle Tour.

Two very special places are the Church of St. Hippolytus, which stands on a hill and offers a breathtaking view over the Adige Valley. For families, the Rainguthof Animal World has become a centre of attraction in recent years, a small animal paradise around an ancient mountain farm. Here at the Raingut Farm, the individual seasons can be celebrated: In spring the animal babies are born, in autumn chestnuts are roasted. Sometimes at Christmas time, theatre performances take place in the snow, surrounded by sheep, goats, horses and donkeys. The roasted chestnuts are highly appreciated everywhere in Tesimo: You can enjoy them at the Törggele Days in Lana, Foiana and Tesimo, an event which is called "Keschtnriggl" here.

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