Casere

Casere is the northenmost village of South Tyrol and offers the remarkable S. Spirito church.

Casere is located at 1,582 m asl and represents the northernmost village of Italy. It is located at the head of the Valle Aurina valley, at the foot of the Vetta d’Italia which, according to the Treaty of Saint Germain is the northernmost point of Italy.

Lace-making, mask carving, handicrafts and stock breeding still today are the main sources of income of inhabitants, moreover there are dressmakers who sew blouses of traditional costumes, make Christmas decoration and puppets.

What you absolutely should not miss, in every season of the year, is a walk to the S. Spirito church, which can be reached in the village in a 20-minutes’ walk. This chapel boasts a shot cross, and people in the village can tell you a legend regarding this cross.

Both summer and winter, Casere is the starting point numbre one for tours in the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina nature park. Particularly worthwhile is a tour to the Rif. Giogo, which can be done as round tour. Moreover there are a series of famous summits for spring ski tours, such as the Pizzo Rosso and the Cima del Vento.

Our tip: a visit to the visitors’ centre in Casere with panoramic angle and a great view of the mountains of the Valle Aurina.

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