Castel Velturno is characterised by vast chestnut forests stretching along the sunny slopes of the low mountain range of the Valle Isarco.
Not for nothing Velturno has already been the summer residence for the bishops of Bressanone in 1577. Always has this municipality, boasting some 2,720 inhabitants, been a popular place due to its location on the sunny low mountain range. The municipal area extends on a length of 11 km on the orographic right valley side and stretches from 530 m in the valley basin 7 km up to the summit of the Monte del Pascolo (2,439 m), the local mountain of Velturno.
Beside the main village, the municipality also comprises the villages of Caerna and Snodres above Velturno, Giovignano in the north as well as Untrum, Pedraz and San Pietro Mezzomonte underneath the main village. Velturno is by the way the epitome of the Toerggele tradition, in the municipal territory 3,336 chestnut trees thrive, which are considered to be the symbol of Velturno. The chestnut trail takes across the chestnut forests, a relaxing experience, especially in autumn.
What you also should not miss is a walking trail to the Rif. Lago Rodella with fabulous view to the Odle mountain peaks from the sun terrace. Those who are interested in culture, can make a visit to Castel Velturno, which is a renaissance masterpiece, hosting also the local folk museum that is open from Easter to the beginning of November.