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Valle Aurina

The Valle Aurina is one of the most unspoilt areas of South Tyrol, with its woodcarving, herbalism and family destinations.

The second part of the Valli di Tures and Aurina - the Valle Aurina - begins after Campo Tures. It stretches to the end of the valley near Casere and its Holy Spirit Church. A large part of it covers the municipality of Valle Aurina, which extends in picture-postcard idyll along the Valle Aurina road. The small villages rise against the backdrop of the snow-capped three-thousand-metre peaks of the Zillertal Alps, the slopes are dotted with farms that live mainly from cattle and dairy farming, and root masks and wooden statues line the paths.

Woodcarving is widespread here, for which roots are often used in this area. Sculpture gardens and outdoor artworks tell of this, but also the Maranatha Nativity Museum. It is located in Lutago, followed down the valley by three more unique museums: the private Kirchler Mineral Museum, which displays one of the most impressive mineral collections in the Eastern Alps, and two of the South Tyrol Museums of Mining, namely the Mining Museum in the Grain Store in Cadipietra and the Predoi Show Mine with the Climate Gallery a bit outside the municipality.

The municipality of Valle Aurina lies in the heart of the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park. In addition to mountain tours such as those on Mt. Sasso Nero and Monte Lovello, rafting, horseback riding and Kneipp cures are popular activities. In between, the age-old traditions that tell of the long history of the valley come alive again and again, such as the Pitschele Singing in November and the Goasslschnöllen, the traditional Whip Cracking, at the village festivals. In winter, the two ski areas of the SkiWorld Valle Aurina form a popular spot: Speikboden and Klausberg, which then closes its Family Park and Alpine Coaster and leaves the terrain to skiers and snowboarders.

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