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Eisacktal - Valle Isarco

Isarco valley in South Tyrol

Isarco valley is the historic north-south route between Italy and northern Europe. Its towns and villages have benefitted from this factor through the milleniums.

Vipiteno, a commercial base of the powerful Fugger family in late medieval times. Bressanone, the bishopric town and Chiusa, famous as a residence for artists.

Away from the transit route between Bolzano and Brennero, Valle Isarco's small side valleys are loved for their original centiries-old farmhouses perched on the steep mountainsides and their scattered mountain villages and hamlets.

At Wolfsthurn Castle visitors can glean cultural and historical information on hunting and wildlife as well as folk art relating to hunting and fishing in the Museum of Hunting and Fishing.

The South Tyrolean Museum of Mines Ridanna is one of Europe's highest mountain mines and also one of the oldest working mines in the Alpine region is now open to visitors. Geodes from Tiso, minerals from the Alps.


In the Gilfenklamm ravine near Vipiteno. The stream roars, the spray flies, water thunders hard against the rock: a secure adventure footpath leads through the gorge with innumerable step-ways and bridges.


The ski areas in Isarco valley are located in Ridanna valley, Fleres valley, Bressanone, Maranza, Valles and Vipiteno.