Aica

The sunny location of Aica favours fruit-growing and makes chestnut trees thrive.

With some 350 inhabitants, Aica is located at 730 m asl, benefiting from its pleasant, sun-drenched position, sheltered from north winds. Once upon a time terraced vineyards characterised the landscape in the surroundings of Aica, while today it is mainly surrounded by fruit orchards. Also worth mentioning is the protected chestnut forest in the Koestental valley.

Aica has been first mentioned in 1147. Worth seeing is above all the S. Nicolò church with a fresco that has laid open above the church portal that is attachable to the South Tyrolean artist Michael Pacher. The cemetery chapel, however, boasts wooden sculptures and paintings of the 17th and 18th century.

Close to the cemetery, there is by the way a 22 m high lime tree. Its exact age is no more determinable, but for sure this tree is some centuries old. It is kept together by iron bars.

Our tip: for a pleasant walk, we recommend you the circular trail in the village, or a hike to Spinga on the trail n° 7A.

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