At the western edge of the Oetztal Alps, in the valley of the Punibach, there is the clustered settlement of Planol.
Planol is a village in the Valle di Planol, which stretches in the north of Malles, towards the Oetztal Alps. Located at almost 1,600 m asl, today Planol is home to almost 200 people. The parish church is dedicated to S. Nicolò.
Almost untouched by tourism, Planol is a popular destination for a getaway. Via the hiking trail n°6 you can walk up to the almost 3,100 m high Planeilscharte ridge, from where you can reach Melago in Vallunga.
The little valley in the west of the Palla Bianca is emptied by the Punibach river, which proceeds to Malles.