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San Martino al Monte

San Martino al Monte stands for spirituality, history and a splendid mountain landscape.

San Martino al Monte is a mountain village belonging to the municipality of Laces and rises in elevated position at the Monte Sole, at the slopes of the Punta di Vermoi and the Cima Cermigna at the extreme meridional foothills of the Mastaun mountains and the Venosta Alps.

The village at 1,740 m asl can comfortably be reached via a funicular that starts from Laces and offers one of the most beautiful pilgrimage churches of South Tyrol. This sanctuary dates back to the XVI century and was built on a little grotto, in which an image of San Martino is detained.

From San Martino al Monte, located along the Alta Via Val Venosta high path, you can start several hiking tours, either up to two thousand metres at the San Martino pasture, or up to three thousand metres at the Punta di Vermoi and the Cima Cermigna. An exceptional view on the Ortles mountain range, the Val Martello and the Orecchia di Lepre will accompany you, wherever you decide to go.

And finally a curiosity: close to San Martino al Monte, still today you can see numerous mysterious incisions of Neolithic origins on the rocks, which testifies that this area has already been inhabited in prehistoric times.

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