Frangarto extends at the foot of Firmiano Castle, which hosts one of the Messner Mountain Museums
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Frangarto, located at 257 m asl, is a calm village in the Oltradige located along the South Tyrolean Wine Route. As it is only located a stone’s throw from Bolzano and nevertheless in the heart of nature, Frangarto is a popular holiday destination.
The centre of the village is the neo-Gothic parish church dedicated to S. Giuseppe, the festival ground, the kinder-garden and the school. Probably the most famous building of the village is Castel Firmiano, rising on a porphyry rock spur close to the village. In 2006 the extreme Alpinist Reinhold Messner has inaugurated a mountain museum in this historic building. His museum concept includes six museums spread all over South Tyrol and is by the by the largest in the world.
A further sight of Frangarto is located on the forested hill at the Ansitz Hochfrangart: the bowl you can see shimmering from afar makes part of the collection of artworks by the deceased artist Karl Nicolussi-Leck.
Our tip: from Frangarto you can easily undertake a cycling tour along the Oltradige cycling path to Caldaro or along the Bolzano-Merano cycling route, both passing at Frangarto.