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Pracupola

Pracupola in the Val d’Ultimo valley, the venue for numerous events, stretches between the Zoccolo Reservoir and the Schwemmalm.

At one end of the lake lies Santa Valburga, at the other Pracupola: The village was built around the old Kuppelwies Farm, today a well-known restaurant in the valley. On the slopes you can still recognise the typical log building method of the Ultimo "Paarhöfe" farms, with their flowering geranium balconies and the herb and salad gardens all around. According to old craft traditions, the courtyards are still covered with shingle roofs, which are weighted down with stones. There are initiatives to preserve this old roofing - elaborate and cost-intensive - also for the future.

If you are planning an active holiday, Pracupola (Kuppelwies) is an interesting destination: Paths start at the lake and continue up to the surrounding alpine pastures. Beautiful places like the Steinrast Hut, the Covolo Lakes and the Schwemmalm skiing and hiking area are all located above Pracupola. In addition, the lakeshore serves as a paragliding landing site in summer, and the location of the ice skating rink in winter. The Schwemmalm Cable Car starts directly opposite. Horse riding, an excursion on the Ultimo Farm Trail and cross-country skiing complete the offer.

In between, there are also much-visited events. The lakeside and the adjacent car park of the Schwemmalm Cable Car, for example, are populated from time to time by athletes who take part in the Ultimo Valley Farm Run, and connoisseurs who enjoy the Gondola Dinner and the South Tyrolean Krapfen Festival. The best lamb specialities are then available at the Val d'Ultimo Lamb Weeks, which take place together with the Pracupola Market after the transhumance in autumn.

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