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Monte Mezzodì

The slopes of the Monte Mezzodì extend from the chestnut trees up to the three-thousanders of the Saldura and Mastaun Groups

Monte Mezzodì or Monte Sole (Sonnenberg, that's to say Val Venosta Sun Mountain) is the name of the entire southern flank of the Val Venosta valley between Parcines and Malles, but also of a hamlet in the municipality of Silandro. It lies north of the main village on the slopes of the eponymous Monte Sole. Here you are already in the immediate vicinity of the Valle di Silandro valley, which leads into the heart of the Val Venosta Alps. The mighty Mt. Ramudla rises at the end of the valley, and apart from a few alpine huts, the area is also uninhabited. However, the natural landscape is popular among hikers, and even crossings to Senales and Mazia are possible.

In all seasons you can enjoy excellent hikes around the farms of Talaccio, Monte di Silandro and Tappein, from the chestnut groves in the valley across the slopes of Mt. Mezzodì all the way up to the majestic Punta Saldura and to the peaks of the Mastaun Group. Other paths lead along the old irrigation channels, the so-called Waale, or far away from mass tourism at dizzying heights along the ridge. There are also numerous ski tours that can be enjoyed here in winter.

Especially the mild spring days and golden autumn days are beautiful in Monte Mezzodì. The view goes towards the valley, where the orchards blossom in April and May, and to Schlandersberg Castle, also known as Castel Monte di Silandro, which is located above Silandro: The ancestral seat of the Lords of Schlandersberg dates back to the 13th century. The walking paths are also pleasant in winter, as the Monte Sole is usually free of snow due to its exposed sunny position.

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