In the area
Culture and history along the Adige river
Inhabited already in ancient times by Celts, Romans and Rhaetian Venostes, the centuries have left their historical traces in the cultural landscape on the Adige river. Here in the Venosta Valley you will find tourist attractions, castles and churches with frescoes and artworks from more than 10 centuries of history.
Early Romanesque churches along the old trade route Via Claudia Augusta link together at the foot of the high alpine scenery to form a unique cultural landscape. The Alpine Road of Romanesque Art project follows a is a path leading past Romanesque art, churches, monuments and frescoes, through South Tyrol and the neighboring Grisons region in Switzerland. One of the highlights of the route is passing through the Venosta Valley, from the Val Monastero and throughout the entire Venosta Valley. The medieval market towns of the region like Glorenza/Glurns and Malles/Mals are home to Romanesque churches, but also magnificent Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. With its combination of living customs and an innovative spirit, the cultural region of the Venosta Valley still today spawns renowned individuals engaged in the cultural sector, artists and architects.