Tiso, a village on a sun-drenched promontory above the valley entrance of Tiso, is famous for its geodes.
Located on a sunny promontory above the valley entrance and oriented towards south-west, there is the village of Tiso with its hamlet Nave. With a number of inhabitants of 360, it is located at 850 m asl. Thanks to its sheltered position, chestnut trails, fruit orchards and vineyards thrive in its surroundings. From Tiso you can by the way enjoy a fabulous view on the Valle Isarco.
The neo-Gothic parish church of the village dates back to the 19th century and is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A more ancient church, however, has already been mentioned in 1313. Worthwhile is by the way also the S. Bartholomew church of Nave.
The main attraction and the reason for the popularity of Tiso are, however, the so-called geodes of Tiso, exhibited in the mineral museum of Tiso, hosted by the culture centre. This is where geodes and agate almonds with a diametre of up to 20 cm are exhibited, each single one a real gem.
Our tip: looking for geodes of Tiso with the founder of the museum Paul Fischnaller. The mineral museum offers a varied range of interesting activities both for adults and kids. Come and see.