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Malles Venosta

The Piana di Malles (Malser Haide), the historic Tarces Hill and the venerable Monte Maria Monastery are located in South Tyrol’s second-largest municipality

In Alta Val Venosta, where the wind blows across the wide expanses of the Piana di Malles and the road ascends towards Lake Resia, lies the sunny municipality of Malles Venosta with its numerous villages. It is a market town, where five towers still rise in the centre today. Once there were seven, two of them were destroyed in the French Wars. The rocky hill "Tartscher Bichl" near Tarces, where a deer horn point and a Celtic sword were found, tells of even older times. Today it is a popular recreation area with an enchanting little church, S. Vito.

The cultural region of Malles extends from the valley floor to the right and left into its side valleys such as the Val di Mazia, the Valle di Slingia and the Valle di Piavenna. Then the slopes steeply rise: The municipal area reaches far into the Ötztal Alps and into the Val Senales Ridge, where the highest points of the municipality are located, Mt. Palla Bianca (3,738 m a.s.l.) and the Innere Quellspitze (3,516 m a.s.l.). The small hamlets such as Clusio, Planol, Ultimo and Alsago as well as Laudes at the turnoff towards the Val Müstair and Switzerland also belong to the municipality. They make Malles so spacious and interesting if you are interested in culture and nature. For public transport, Malles is an important hub due to the final station of the Val Venosta Railway and the bus connections to Switzerland and North Tyrol in Austria.

In the warmer season, the Oberwaalweg path is particularly suitable for hikes and walks, but the mountain world near Salonetto and around the "mountaineering village" of Mazia will also delight alpine lovers. The pretty village centres, the castles and the well-known Monte Maria Monastery above Burgusio stand for the cultural wealth of one of the most traditional settlement areas along the Via Claudia Augusta. Where in summer you can find the play lake at Mount Watles in the mountains high above Malles, in winter the ski slopes stretch. For cross-country skiers, the Slingia Valley offers its own Nordic Cross-Country Skiing Centre.

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