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The mountain village of Lauregno in the Upper Val di Non is today one of three German-speaking municipalities in the Val di Non valley

At the edge of the South Tyrolean border, separated from the Val d'Ultimo valley by a mountain road with a tunnel, are the two German-speaking villages of Lauregno and Proves. They are situated amidst meadows and forests next to the already Italian-speaking municipalities in Trentino's Val di Non valley. The sunny Lauregno, formerly a mining village, is the southernmost village of the Alta Val di Non, so to say the upper part of the Val di Non. Idyllic tranquillity reigns here: Centuries-old mountain farms surround the village centre with the late Gothic parish church and the old town hall.

Lauregno with its two hamlets of Tonna and Sinablana offers you a beautiful view already from the village. It reaches from the Maddalene Mountain Chain in the Val d'Ultimo to the mighty glaciers of the Adamello-Presanella Alps near Madonna di Campiglio. Hikes, nordic walking, mountain bike tours or simply exploring nature and enjoying a picnic in between are the order of the day here. Many tours start at the Passo Castrin, on the road that leads into the Val d'Ultimo: There is a large hikers' car park and paths in all directions.

One of them takes you to the Malga di Lauregno, a mountain hut at an altitude of almost 1,800 m that offers South Tyrolean cuisine and homemade cakes in the warmer months. Other beautiful tours lead to the alpine pastures of Proves or to the so-called "Hea", a special viewpoint a bit above Lauregno. In winter, the forest paths in the Upper Val di Non turn into winter hiking trails covered in deep snow, while snowshoe hikes and ski tours take you a little higher up. Skiers and snowboarders will find the Schwemmalm Ultimo Ski Area 40 minutes away.

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