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Prato all’Isarco

The cycle path “Augenreise” (Eye Journey), a creatively designed part of the Valle Isarco Cycle Track, connects the village to Bolzano.

Prato all'Isarco (Blumau) extends in three municipalities, its borders are defined by the Isarco river and the Rio Brai or Rio Tires. The greatest part of the village, however, belongs to the municipality of Cornedo all'Isarco, while smaller parts belong to the municipalities of Renon and of Fiè allo Sciliar. Prato all'Isarco is also very important as far as traffic is concerned. The Brennero state road runs through the village: Through a tunnel you can reach the area of Catinaccio-Latemar, whereas the Valle Isarco Road continues to Chiusa and Bressanone, and finally to the Val Pusteria valley.

The small village on the valley bottom is located at 315 m a.s.l. and was mentioned for the first time in 1381 AD under the name "Plamau". This name derives from "Plumme" which means "raft". To clarify, this was the place where the wood for shipping to the Padan Plain was arranged. The St. Sebastian Chapel of the 12th century was demolished due to construction works at the Brennero Motorway in 1967. For the same reason, the former tavern "Zum kalten Keller" was transformed into the present-day church. A memorial in the village remembers also the Ilag which was installed in 1941 during WWII in the former brewery of Prato all'Isarco.

The leisure time offer starts here on the Valle Isarco Cycle Route, which takes you to Bolzano and continues as Adige Cycle Path to the spa town of Merano. In the other direction, it connects the village to Bressanone, and on the Upper Valle Isarco Cycle Trail you can cycle to the Brennero Pass. Due to its central position, however, the village has an excellent public transport infrastructure. The means of public transport take you to the excursion destinations in the Valle Isarco and the Catinaccio-Latemar area, and to Bolzano with is shopping opportunities and Oetzi the Iceman.

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