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Holidays in Villanders

Villanders is located in a sunny position on the slopes of Eisacktal Valley, a flourishing holiday destination with a picturesque village centre, well-kept hotels, rustic farms and wonderful B&Bs.

Vineyard in Villanders
Vineyard in Villanders

Eisacktal, in Meran and environs and in Southern South Tyrol are the main wine-growing areas in South Tyrol. Many South Tyrolean wines have already received international awards.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
St. Valentine church in Villanders
St. Valentine church in Villanders

Interesting frescoes are decorating the wall above the entrance gate of this small church.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Parish church in Villanders
Parish church in Villanders

Both church towers characterise the villagescape in a very special way.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber

The village and its hamlets St. Stephan, St. Valentin and St. Moritz are situated next to Barbian. If you want to reach the pretty centre of Villanders you have to overcome about 10 hairpin bends. But the journey is worthwhile and you will surely be delighted by the cultural landscape, characterised by castles, vineyards, chestnut groves, apple trees and blooming fields – which are an ideal area for hikers and bikers.

Steep and difficult or flat and easy: Hiking and walking paths are available for all tastes in Villanders. The panoramic views are unique, as you can see Villanderer Berg, the Dolomites and the Sarntal Alps. The pastures of Villanderer Alm are a famous site for hiking tours both in summer and in winter.

Villanders
Villanders

Walk in autumn

© Tourismusverein Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns und Villanders
Mine Villander/Villandro
Mine Villander/Villandro

Tunnel of the Gallery of St. Elizabeth.

© Bergwerk Villanders

Sightseeing in Villanders

The mountain village of Villanders has a quite long history. Several ruins, archaeological excavations and finds dating back to the Neolithic age or to Roman times point out the prehistoric settlement.

If you are interested in history, you should also visit the historical silver mine in Villanders. It was mentioned in documents for the first time in 1140. From the early Middle Ages, silver, copper and lead ores were mined here. The local museum association offers the possibility, to learn more about Villanders’ past in the extensively restored Elizabeth’s tunnel. Other worthwhile trips will bring you to Bad Dreikirchen, to the worth-seeing Gravetsch Castle or to Gernstein Castle.

A special tip for your autumn holiday in Villanders: The village and its vicinity are among the most important venues for the harvest tradition “Törggelen” in South Tyrol.

Tourist coop. soc. Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders
Marktplatz 1 I-39043 Klausen
+39 0472 847 424
info@klausen.it
www.klausen.it

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Villanderer Alm pasture
Villanderer Alm pasture

Winter paradise on Villanderer Alm pasture above Villanders

© Tourismusverein Schlanders - Peter Schatzer
Villanderer Alm
Villanderer Alm

Cross-country skiing on Villanderer Alm

© Tourismusverein Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns und Villanders
Villanderer Alm
Villanderer Alm

Villanderer Alm pasture is a very popular hiking spot.

© Tourismusverein Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns und Villanders
Vineyard in Villanders
Vineyard in Villanders

Eisacktal, in Meran and environs and in Southern South Tyrol are the main wine-growing areas in South Tyrol. Many South Tyrolean wines have already received international awards.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
St. Valentine church in Villanders
St. Valentine church in Villanders

Interesting frescoes are decorating the wall above the entrance gate of this small church.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Ansitz zum Steinbock
Ansitz zum Steinbock

Gourmets will feel like in paradise in the historical property Ansitz zum Steinbock in Villanders.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Ansitz zum Steinbock
Ansitz zum Steinbock

Today, the historical property Ansitz zum Steinbock in the centre of Villanders accommodates a hotel and a gourmet restaurant.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Parish church in Villanders
Parish church in Villanders

Both church towers characterise the villagescape in a very special way.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Mt. Villanders
Mt. Villanders

Magnificent hiking tour with medium difficulty.

© Tourismusverein Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns und Villanders

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