Venosta valley is a place where various cultures and three countries merge in South Tyrol.
There is also the interesting contrast between the warm, southern climate in the lower part of the valley and the high alpine mountain world (with various peaks well over 3000 metres high, such as the Ortles) in the upper part.
Pedalling from Glorenza to Silandro. Cruising on two wheels among the water meadows and riverside forests beside the Adige. Venosta valley is quick and easy to reach. Take the new Val Venosta train.
Fun on the slopes in the Ortler Skiarena. The Resia Lake.
The genuine village of Lasa in the upper Venosta valley is home to some of the best marble in the world, well regarded in terms of its quality since the days of the Roman Empire.
Every year at the end of August, the popular fair "Marble and Apricots", centered around arts and craftwork in marble, takes place in Lasa.
Visitors get the opportunity to visit not only the marble quarries, but also the processing companies, sculptors' studios and even a vocational college for stoneworkers.
The Skiresort Solda all'Ortles - Sulden am Ortler (1900 - 3250 m) is surrounded by a total of fourteen 3,000-metre-plus peaks frame the vast glacier beneath Mount Ortler. The ski area of Solda, which has excellent snow coverage, is open six months a year.
Alpe di Siusi is the highest plateau in Europe, situated in the middle of the Dolomites