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San Giacomo di Vizze di Dentro

Vizze di Dentro, stretching up to the Passo di Vizze, is characterised by a fabulous alpine scenery

At San Giacomo, the interior Val di Vizze starts, also comprising the localities of Quinzo (1,460 m) and Sasso (1,555 m). San Giacomo is located at 1,450 m asl and has got some 170 inhabitants. Worth seeing is the old parish church with wooden ornaments at the entrance gate, as well as the new Gothic S. Giacomo parish church.

The absolutely charming Val di Vizze, narrowing after the area of the Kematner Möser, stretches via to the head of the valley with Sasso, via a landscape characterised by hay barns it reaches the Passo di Vizze (2.246 m), connecting the Val di Vizze to the Zillertal valley in Austria. Close to the alpine pass, there is also the Rif. Passo di Vizze, a popular hiking and mountain bike destination.

Characteristic for Vizze di Dentro is its spectacular alpine and mountain scenery with Gran Pilastro, Cima Grava, Cima Felbe and Punta Rossa. Alpinists’ hearts leap for joy, as there are many destinations such as the Rif. Gran Pilastro, base camp for the ascend to the Gran Pilastro, as well as the Rif. Europa (2,686 m), in the interior of which the Austiran-Italian border stretches. From this mountain hut you can for example scale the La Gerla mountain (3,000 m). Also worthwhile is the Alta Via Venna alla Gerla.

By the way: in the so-called “Gliedergang”, (towards the Gran Pilastro), many precious minerals such as crystallized quartzes, smoky quartz and zircons have been found. Gathering these stones, however, is strictly forbidden.

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