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Santa Gertrude

The highest located village of the valley is called S. Gertrude, situated at 1,519 m asl.

The idyllic mountain village of Santa Gertrude boasts several ancient farmsteads and a little church and is located at 1,500 m asl. This village provides great conditions for walks in the mountains of Val d'Ultimo, up to the Stelvio national park.

In Santa Gertrude, slightly outside the village, you can visit the ancient larch trees of the Val d'Ultimo. These three trees have stood the test of time, boast have a diametre of up to 8.20 m and are up to 28 m high. Some years ago, these trees were eve declared World Heritage site. The larch trees of Val d'Ultimo are considered to be more than 2,000 years ago and also the most ancient trees of Europe. However, according to a study of the University of Innsbruck, they are considered to be "only" 800 years old.

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