San Benedetto

San Benedetto is also called the “long village” and extends on a sun-drenched plateau.

San Benedetto is located at 980 m asl and has got some 250 inhabitants. It can be reached via a road that branches off from the main one short before reaching San Paolo. This road takes to the hamlets of Ahnerberg, Froellerberg and to the Alpe di Rodengo Alpine pasture. San Benedetto benefits from its sunny location, nestling between fields and lushly green meadows. It rises not only above the Valle Isarco, but also slightly higher than Villa and San Paolo.

The “long village”, as San Benedetto is also called, was mentioned for the first time in the 11th century as “Nuders” and later on as “Nouders”. It boasts a series of mighty farmsteads, some of which are monumentally protected. One of the most striking is the Herzleierhof farm, which was inhabited by the last memeber of the Rodank family around 1300. The church of San Benedetto, consecrated to the homonymous patron saint, was mentioned for the first time around 1475, while it has been renewed in its present form in the 17th century.

Walking on the Alpe di Rodengo alpine pasture, a mountain tour on the Cima Lasta, mountain biking to the Alpe di Rodengo or a shopping afternoon in the nearby episcopal city of Bressanone, from San Benedetto you have plenty of possibilities to make your holidays a lasting experience.

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