Colsano

Colsano is a characteristic village that has got about 350 inhabitants.

Colsano, Galsaun in German, characteristic village in the municipality of Castelbello-Ciardes, has got some more than 350 inhabitants, rises at 575 m asl between the villages of Castelbello and Ciardes, at the foot of the Sonnenberg mountain. Colsano is particularly rich in dry walls, which were established using the stones that plastered the Via Claudia Augusta, which used to stretch across the Val Venosta and Passo Resia and connected the Venezie with the basin of the Danubio.

By the way, the first human traces in Colsano date back to the prehistoric times, fact that is testified by archeological findings discovered on a bizarre rock formation rising above the village, the so-called “Kirchknottn”. Even if there are no more than ruins of the original Castel Colsano Alta, owned by the Lords of Montalban and destructed in 1423 already, it is another testimony of the long and animated history of the village.

Also worth mentioning is the biotope “Vecchio Adige”, precious eco-system, as well as the Waalweg path, a trail along an ancient irrigation canal above Colsano. This trail, stretching across forests and chestnut trees, is something you absolutely don’t have to miss, even if it is only one of the multitude of possibilities you enjoy on the sunny side of the Venosta valley.

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