Gsiestal Taisten
Gsiestal Taisten


Monguelfo and its sun terrace Tesido, are guarded by Monguelfo Castle, the oldest castle in this part of the Val Pusteria valley

In the heart of the Val Pusteria, the "Green Valley", Monguelfo-Tesido invites you to a peaceful stay at the entrance to the Casies Valley. The proximity to Mt. Plan de Corones and the holiday region 3 Zinnen Dolomites, the tranquillity of the original Valle di Casies and the Tesido Alp on the way to the mountains are appreciated by visitors at any time of the year. The holiday area stretches widely from the main village on the valley floor on the way to the Upper Val Pusteria to the Valdaora Reservoir, and in the other direction to the Rio Braies.

The hamlets of Novale, Riva di Sotto and Prati are scattered on the slopes. The second larger village, Tesido, is enthroned on the sunny terrace above them. Here on the western slope of Mt. Montecosta, Welsperg or Monguelfo Castle watches over the area. The oldest complex in this part of the Val Pusteria valley has been transformed over the years into a popular sight and cultural centre. Concerts and festivals take place in the warm summer months. Hiking is also a matter of course in Monguelfo-Tesido: The hike to the Monte Lute mountain and the excursion on the Legend Path are popular tours, some more, some less demanding. The place appears early in history, first because of its prehistoric hillfort, then because of the Lords of Welsperg and artists such as Simon of Tesido and Paul Troger, who created important works in the late Gothic and Baroque periods.

In addition to hikes, cycling along the "Pusterbike" cycle track is enjoyed in Monguelfo-Tesido and the panoramic outdoor pool in summer. Spring and autumn offer the tranquillity that the awakening nature and the first cool days bring. In winter, family experiences and moments of relaxation await you on the Casies Valley Path, on the sledge run between the Tesido Alp and the Mudlerhof inn, and on the cross-country ski tracks that lead into the Casies Valley. You can let off steam on the near-by ski slopes of Mt. Plan de Corones or the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Resort.

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