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Novacella

The abbey of Novacella with its Gothic via crucis and its basilica are the main attractions of the village.

Novacella makes part of Varna and is located at 560 m asl, embedded in a landscape that is characterised by vineyards and fruit orchards. Novacella is a sun-drenched village and benefits from the mild climate of the middle Isarco valley. Especially favourable is the climate regarding the cultivation grapevines, such as the Sylvaner.

The most striking attraction of Novacella is the abbey, consisting of an abbey library, a Gothic via crucis, a the fountain of wonders and the basilica. Moreover it hosts a private school, a formation centre and a winery with in-house production. In front of the abbey, there is the rotunda of the S. Michele chapel, which reminds on a similar building in Rome. The lushly decorated late-Baroque basilica, however, is also worth a visit.

The so-called Toerggelesteig trail stretches along Novacella. Toerggelen, this is a key word in Novacella, as a series of traditional Buschenschank taverns offer all the pleasures of a Toerggele evening, making your holidays in Valle Isarco a lasting experience.

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