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lajen freins laion fraina


The scattered settlement of Fraina is located opposite the Sabbiona Monastery above Chiusa.

About 50 inhabitants live in the smallest component locality of Laion, which is called Fraina. Between 1,000 and 1,200 m asl the farms and buildings are spread on the left slope of the Valle Isarco. Especially those who love nature and hiking are going to feel at ease in this charming little place. Far away from hustle and bustle and the main traffic roads you can go on a discovery journey on foot or experience the landscape on your mountain bike.

The picturesque little church consecrated to Saint John the Baptist has been mentioned for the first time in 1239. The present-day building, however, is supposed to have been built a little later, in the 18th century. On the façade, there are frescoes of the year 1727, illustrating Saints John the Baptist, Lorenzo, Stefano and Christopher.

Our tip: in autumn we particularly make a pleasant walk across chestnut forests and stop in one of the typical taverns providing for pleasant Toerggele evenings.

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