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Rio Pusteria village

A visit of the historical Chiusa di Rio Pusteria and a drink at the church square of Rio Pusteria must be part of your holidays

The village of Rio Pusteria is located in the homonymous municipality between the Val Pusteria and the Valle Isarco at 777 m asl and has got some 1.020 inhabitants. Once upon a time the Medieval village used to be a strategic hub, as it was site of a toll station and barricade, that is to say the Chiusa di Rio Pusteria. Today this mighty fortress can be visited in guided tours from June to September and is venue for Medieval Knight Games, a highlight for kids.

Shopping in the lovely corners of the village, a jump into the waters of the outdoor pool, a walk along the trail to Spinga, a tour in the Gitschberg or Jochtal hiking areas or a coffee in the shade of the steeple of Rio Pusteria, the offer is widely varied. By the way, in summer the church square of Rio Pusteria is venue for the long summer nights with live music and entertainment, always taking place on Wednesdays.

From Rio Pusteria you can, however, reach Maranza by funicular. For this reason you can comfortably go skiing without using your car. An alternative is a short drive to the Jochtal skiing area in Valles.

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