A walk along the chestnut trail of Velturno and the visit of the historic mansions in the village must be part of your holidays.
Velturno, the main village of the municipality, is located at 850 m asl and stretches high above the valley basin. With a total of 1,160 inhabitants, its sun-drenched location makes chestnut forests thrive, making Velturno the main Toerggele destination in the Valle Isarco valley.
Velturno is by the way rich in churches, there are the Maria Assunta church, the S. Antonio church as well as the S. Laurenzio church with Romanesque nave murals, adorning the already charming village centre of Velturno. Castel Velturno, constructed in the Renaissance construction style and former residence of the bishops of Bressanone, can be visited from march to November. A journey back in time can be made in its interior, in the local museum of Velturno. Also the Archeoparc Tanzgasse makes you discover and experience the history of this area.
A mountain tour on the local mountain of Velturno, which is the Monte del Pascolo, is also a must in your holidays. The view stretches from the Dolomites to the mighty Odle di Eores, really impressive. A walk on the chestnut trail or the panorama trail, however, is the more pleasant alternative. To all those who visit Velturno in autumn, a traditional Toerggele evening in a Buschenschank tavern is an absolute must-do.