Lazfons

Lazfons offers a picturesque centre and a variety of hiking destinations such as the Rifugio S. Croce di Lazfons with pilgrimage chapel.

Located at 1,160 m asl, Lazfons is the largest centre of the community, second only to the city of Chiusa. Located on the sunny slopes of the Monte del Pascolo and Kuhberg, it boasts a neat centre, making the village a popular holiday destination. First mentioned in 1050 as “Lazefunes”, it was considered the place at “the exuberant springs”, deriving from the Latin term “lates fontes”.

Paese, Ried, Runggen, Mühlbach, Rungallen and Sagschmöl, these are the villages that belong to Lazfons. By the way, the village is accessible branching off from the road to Velturno, or via the Pucher road along the savage-romantic Tinne valley, where also Garnstein Castle is located. Centre of Lazfons is the S. Giacomo parish church, enlarged in 1999. In a walk you reach a little chapel close to the Croce di Lazfons mountain, known as the highest pilgrimage destination of Europe.

The Corce di Lazfons is by the way a very popular excursion destination in the Sarentino Alps. The mountain hut close to the peak is run by the family of the ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger, who scaled the peak of the Lhotse as youngest woman, with 23 years only. Also the Cima San Cassiano or the Monte Pascolo are popular destinations for those who love hiking.

Our tip: the return of the cattle from the alpine pastures round Lazfons in this place results in a village fair, ideal for getting an insight into the local culture and traditions.

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