Elvas

Elvas is a sun-drenched village that is located on a terrace in the northeast of the city of Bressanone.

Elvas is located at 814 m asl on a sunny terrace in the north east of the episcopal city of Bressanone. It can be reached via the city district of Costa d’Elvas, otherwise via the apple high plateau of Naz Sciaves.

About 270 inhabitants live in this village which, thanks to its sunny location, is surrounded by fruit orchards and vineyards. It offers a great view on the valley basin of Bressanone, which can best be enjoyed from the church, located off the village on a rock spur. In the evening you can see all the lights of Bressanone shining bright.

A considerable number of prehistoric findings terrify an early settlement of Elvas. At the Pinatzbichl, an ancient cult site, a picture stone had been found, which boasts a series of cavities and signs. In fact, this is believed to be a fertility slide.

Our tip: a walk on the so-called Pinaz trail is particularly recommendable in the period of the fruit orchard blossom. Schedule 2 - 3 hours for this trail, a pleasure for the eyes.

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