welschellen rina
welschellen rina


At the foot of Mt. Col dla Vedla, Mt. Sasso Putia and the Passo delle Erbe, there is the small village of Rina

Welschellen it is called in German and Rina in Ladin, the small mountain village that was independent until the 1920s. Today Rina is part of the municipality of Marebbe, but has kept the historical structure of a mountain hamlet. All the important buildings and facilities of Rina are gathered around the small village church dating back to the 14th century.

Here you are below the Munt da Rina, the mountain hut of the same name as the village. It is located at an altitude of almost 2,000 m and surrounded by a pine forest and extensive mountain meadows. The Munt da Rina represents a wonderful destination for walking, mountain biking and snowshoeing or ski tours in winter: You can enjoy homemade Schlutzkrapfen, venison goulash and traditional "Puschtra Tirschtlan", a kind of round fritter, filled with spinach and quark in its original version. The view extends all the way to the mighty Sasso di Santa Croce mountain.

The proximity to the Passo delle Erbe pass invites you to a special experience in midsummer: On the July full moon, the witches dance on the pass. Then peasant tales are told, music is played and the witches' fires blaze. Due to the proximity of Rina to the other villages in the municipality of Marebbe, destinations such as the Plan de Corones with its breathtaking Skyscraper and the mountain museums can be reached easily and conveniently. One little known fact: Right here in the village, the priest Josef Dasser founded the first Raiffeisen bank of South Tyrol in 1889.

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