Lasa

The “white gold”, a high-quality marble, brought Lasa international fame and is employed in innumerable pieces of art.

The municipality of Lasa is located in the middle of the Val Venosta, between 832 and 3,545 m asl. Comprising the localities of Alliz, Oris, Tanas and Cengles, Parnetz and the main place Lasa, the municipality counts a total of 4,000 inhabitants.

First mentioned in 1209 under the name Laz, already in the Roman era marble has been extracted in the valley of Lasa, even if the systematic extraction has only started in the 19th century. So far several significant pieces of art have been created, employing the so-called “white gold”, such as the Pallas-Athene in front of the parliament in Vienna or the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York. In 1947, by order of the American Battle Monument Commission, 86,000 grave crosses for American soldiers who died in Europe were fabricated employing the marble of Lasa.

However, Lasa has got much more to offer, from a fairytale natural landscape to impressive sights and of course the famous apricots of Lasa.

  1. Lasa village

    Lasa village

    The marble village provides relaxation in the heart of a charming natural…
  2. Alliz

    Alliz

    Alliz belongs to the municipality of Lasa and is located at the entrance of the Val…
  3. Oris

    Oris

    Close to the village of Oris, there is the protected area of the meadows of Oris,…
  4. Tanas

    Tanas

    The hamlet of Tanas at 1,450 m a.s.l. is the only built-up area at the Montesole of…
  5. Cengles

    Cengles

    Located at the foot of the Croda di Cengles, there is the homonymous village,…
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