Beside Settequerce, also Vilpiano, a calm village with Mediterranean climate, is part of the municipality of Terlano.
On half way between Bolzano and Merano and located at 263 m asl, there is the small but mighty village of Vilpiano, Behind the village, at the foot of the Tschöggelberg mountain, the waterfall of Vilpiano with a hight of 82 m plunges into the depth.
Lovers of nature can take the little funicular to Salonetto at Meltina in order to reach the Tschögglberg. The high-plateau of the Salto, located about 1,000 metres higher, is ideal for walks, for making a picnic in the heart of nature or to simply spend some refreshing hours.
Visiting the village at close quarters you are going to discover two steeples. The older church dates back to the year 1639, while the new parish church was completed in 1965. In the interior, there is a huge crucifix at the high altar (17th century), which is an item on loan by the City Museum of Merano. By the way, another tower typifies the village, which is the one of the centre of the fire brigade. This is where the provincial association of the volunteer fire brigade has its seat.
Our tip: a trip with your kids to the recreation area of Bachau, offering a pond with ducks, a children’s playground and a keep-fit trail, making not only children’s eyes shine bright.