blick auf laas
blick auf laas


Lasa is known as the marble and apricot village: Centrally located, it forms the transition from the Upper to the Lower Val Venosta

The "white gold", a high-quality marble, has made the village of Lasa famous all over the world and is used in countless works of art. Marble was quarried in the still uninhabited Lasa Valley already in Roman times, but systematic quarrying only began in the 19th century. Well-known works of art are made of Lasa Marble, such as the Pallas Athene in front of the Parliament in Vienna or the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan in New York. In 1947, the American Battle Monument Commission ordered the 86,000 grave crosses for American soldiers killed in Europe to be made from the local marble.

The activity options also follow the old marble paths: With view on the marble quarry you hike to the Lasa alpine pastures or along the wild Adige River through a natural gorge to Covelano and Silandro. By MTB you can also experience marble, alpine pastures and mountain huts in the shadow of the glaciers. And in between? Apricots! Nowhere else apricots thrive better than in the Val Venosta and especially in the surroundings of Lasa. This is celebrated every year: The cultural festival "Marble and Apricots" combines delicacies and art.

Even a subgroup of the Ortles Alps has the same name: The Lasa Mountains rise southwest of the village. Today, the municipality consists of five districts: Lasa village with its open-air swimming pool forms the centre, Oris, Cengles and Tanas, the only closed settlement on the Val Venosta Monte Sole, lie a bit further away towards the Upper Val Venosta. The houses of Cengles already stand on the territory of the Stelvio National Park. The last village, Alliz, can be found in the other direction. Additionally, there are individual small hamlets such as Tarnello and Parnetz. In winter, Lasa has its own sledge run as well as the Gafair Luge Track in the Val Gafair valley.

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