On a sun-drenched high plateau high above the entrance of the Valgardena valley, there is the village of Laion.
The idyllic mountain village of Laion is embedded between vineyards and alpine pastures at an altitude of almost 1,100 m asl, above the place where the Valgardena valley branches off from the Valle Isarco valley. From this village you enjoy a fabulous view both on the Valgardena and the Valle Isarco valleys. Its natural landscape and its tranquil environs, far away from mass tourism, made Laion a holiday destination that is ideal for people seeking relaxation.
“Dome on the mountain”, this is how the parish church of Laion is called due to its considerable dimensions. The classical church of the 19th century has been dedicated to S. Stefano and Lorenzo and is one of the largest column-free church buildings of South Tyrol. Worth a visit is also the S. Maria di Laion church, a picturesque Gothic church dating back to the 12th century.