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Not only the largest and most ancient grapevine of the world, but also beautiful castles make up the village of Prissiano.

In area of Merano and surroundings, in the low mountain range of Tesimo, there is the village of Prissiano, located at 610 m asl. Agriculture used to be and is still very important and highly estimated.

Nevertheless not only farmsteads characterise the nature of the village, but also several castles and historic buildings such as Castel Wehrburg, Fahlburg, Zwingenburg, or Castel Katzenzungen. By the way, the latter also hosts the largest and most ancient grapevine of the world, called "Versoaln". Its leaves spread on a surface of remarkable 350 sq m.

Those who love hiking are going to feel at ease in the surroundings, offering plenty of hiking trails and promenades. Thanks to its location close to the Gruppo di Tessa nature park, a fabulous panoramic view will accompany you and make your walk a lasting experience.

Also by mountain bike or bicycle you can go on a discovery journey. The area of Merano and surroundings as well as the nearby Val Venosta provide a well-connected cycling trail network.

Our tip: an autumn walk across the golden nature and a traditional Toerggele evening with music, chestnuts and grape juice.

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