Certosa

The name of this village derives from a Carthusian monastery, located deep in the valley at 1,327 m asl.

Deep in the Val Senales valley, at 1,327 m asl, there is the village of Certosa, located on the left side. Already in 1326 a little wood construction has been established, which was the Carthusian monastery Certosa degli Angeli.

And still today the spirit of the former Carthusian monastery can be perceived. The remaining of the defensive circular wall round the village testifies the respect of the monks of the farmers, who rebelled against the charges. In 1525 the monastery has been plundered by rebellious farmers, which provoked the monks to build the circular wall. Finally in 1782, in the course of secularization by the emperor Joseph II, farmers and craftsmen moved into the building steeped in history. Particularly worth seeing is the kitchen of the monastery, boasting mystical signs.

However, the Gruppo di Tessa enchants all those who love nature and hiking with its unique flora and fauna. Spring, summer, autumn and winter, all-year round nature has its peculiarities to offer.

Those who love winter sports will enjoy the varied range of offers in the skiing area Val Senales. Did we talk about winter?! Well, that’s not quite true, as it is a glacial skiing area and is open almost all-year round, from October to May.

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