Tarces

The area of the Colle di Tarces is considered to have been inhabited already in the 5th century BC. Today Tarces belongs to Malles.

The village of Tarces has got some 470 inhabitants and is located at 1,030 m asl, directly at the foot of the Colle di Tarces and constructed round the S. Andreas church.

The Colle di Tarces is made up of mica slate stones and covered by switchgrass, characterizing the landscape in the upper Val Venosta between Sluderno and Malles. Findings dating back to the 5th century BC prove that this area has been Inhabited already in the pre-Roman period, In those days, Celtic families started settling down. Another testimony of the past, strictly speaking of the 11th century, is located at the Colle di Tarces, that is to say the Romanesque S. Vito church, which can be seen from afar.

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