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Curon Venosta

Holidays in Curon mean spending time at Lake Resia and Lake San Valentino in the border triangle of Italy, Austria and Switzerland

The Passo Resia forms the far west of South Tyrol, and from there the municipality extends to the village of Resia and the main village of Curon, both located on the shores of Lake Resia with its sunken church tower. This landmark of the Upper Val Venosta stands for Curon Vecchia (Old Curon), which sank in the floods a few decades ago during the construction of the reservoir - a reminder that the foundation walls of the old farms can still be found under the water, on which windsurfers cavort in summer and ice sailors in winter. Films and series such as "Curon" have taken up the theme, the historical details are explained in the Upper Val Venosta Valley Museum.

Above the lake, a spring rises quite inconspicuously. It begins as a small stream, soon becomes larger and is ideal for rafting excursions in the Lower Val Venosta. Then it makes its way as South Tyrol's main river to Bolzano and further and further south to the Adriatic Sea: the Adige. From Lake Resia, the municipal area then extends into Vallelunga, an entire valley and still an insider tip among active holidaymakers. Finally, the route goes down the valley to San Valentino alla Muta with the eponymous lake. By the way: The name "alla Muta" comes from the nearby Malles Heath, the largest flow cone of the Alps and the former granary of Tyrol.

In summer, cyclists occupy the region: The Via Claudia Augusta, one of Europe's most popular cycling routes, passes by here and on to Merano. For alpine tours we recommend the Vallelunga valley and the Val di Roia: The trails take you to the three-thousand-metre peaks on the border to Switzerland and to the Austrian border area at Mt. Palla Bianca, the second highest mountain in the Oetztal Alps. In winter, Curon Venosta offers two ski areas, Belpiano and Malga di San Valentino, which merged a few years ago and are now part of the Ortler Skiarena. In the Vallelunga valley, on the other hand, gentle tourism dominates with wonderful cross-country ski tracks and ski tours. There are also three sledge runs between the villages that belong to Curon.

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