The historic town of the artistic city of Chiusa, dominated by Castel Sabbiona, is one of the most charming throughout Italy.
A typical South Tyrolean small town flair characterises Chiusa in the heart of the Valle Isarco valley, thanks not only due to its contorted alleys. Chiusa boasts a total of 4,600 inhabitants and is located at 523 m asl. The Medieval town in guarded by Castel Sabbiona, one of the most ancient pilgrimage sites of Tyrol.
“The Duerer city”, this is how Chiusa is also referred to, with good reason. Several centuries ago, the artistic life flourished in this place and also Albrecht Duerer made a halt during his journey in Italy in 1494. He portrayed the charming city from a particularly scenic place where today a rock called “Duererstein” reminds on this fact. The crenelated facades, lovely bays, picturesque alleys and dinky inn signs made Chiusa by the way become one of the most beautiful towns of Italy.
The historic town stretches on the left and right of the former Brennero road, which splits it into Upper and Lower Arcades. At the church square and the Piazza Tinne the narrow alley widens. Further city districts are called Griesbruck, Fraghes and Coste. A visit to the S. Andrea parish church and the Loreto treasure in the city museum are also worthwhile.
Events such as the “Gassltoerggelen”, the long Thursday shopping and entertainment evening or the chestnut days provide your holidays with that certain something. By the way, a traditional Toerggele evening is a must-do in your autumn holidays.
Our tip: a walk from Chiusa to Castel Sabbiona, one of the most ancient Tyrolean bishop’s seats, starting from the Piazza Tinne, following the trail number one, taking you past the Bronzolo Castle.