The picturesque village of Gudon is located above the valley floor and characterised by a charming general view.
A particularly charming village, only 2 km from Chiusa, is Gudon. What is characteristic for this village boasting 500 inhabitants are the hills, that raked the name “the village on the 7 hills” to the village. Gudon comprises the localities Dorf, Unterviertel, Berg, Froy and Putzen and is located at 734 m asl, slightly above the valley floors of the Valle Isarco and Val di Funes.
Once called “Cubidunes”, Gudon harkens back on a settlement history of more than 1,000 year. In Medieval times, two mansions were built in this place, that is to say Castel Coburg and Sommo, which today are both in private hands. The church of Gudon is dedicated to S. Martino and dates back to the 15th century. In the local museum of Gudon, accommodated in the Pflegerhaus, you can make a journey back in time, to our grandparents’ rural lives.
The village of Gudon, as an ensemble, represents a popular photo motif: the pointed church steeple, the grey mansions, the densely packed centre and in the background the Odle mountain group make this shot a succeeded one, and so will also be your holidays. A visit to the head of the Funes valley, a hike to the Puez Odle nature park and a trip to the neat city of Chiusa are also a must-do in your holidays at Gudon.
Our tip: in the former histographer’s building called Turmwirt, there is a long-established tavern, boasting frescoes of 1907 realised by Hugo Atzwanger. Have a glass of local wine, admire the historic pieces of art and immerse into the atmosphere.