fruehling aussicht auf tanas
fruehling aussicht auf tanas


The idyllic mountain village of Tanas with its little church is the only closed settlement on the Monte Sole in the Val Venosta

On the slope of the Monte Sole, at an altitude of about 1,450 m, a few farms and buildings are scattered in the meadows. It is Tanas, one of the districts of Lasa in the Val Venosta valley basin. The name probably refers to the Latin word "montanasticus", which means mountain village. So the location was already impressive in earlier centuries: The village road, which has connected Tanas with the villages on the valley floor for only five decades, also bears witness to this.

Today, this Tanas Road is considered one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the Val Venosta. Before that, people simply went on foot. The surrounding area invites you to hikes that are - depending on your choice - leisurely or challenging. Due to the fact that the hamlet lies above the valley floor, the views on the blossoming apple and fruit meadows in spring are something unique.

You can enjoy it on the round hike from Tanas to the St. Peter Church, when the mountain peaks all around are still snow-covered. It is a small church from the 18th century in a steep location, which served the inhabitants of Tanas as their parish church until 1895. Today, the new church stands on the edge of the village and is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Above the village is the Paflur inn with a view on the Ortles Alps, the only place to stop for refreshments in Tanas.

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