Attractions in Trafoi and environs

The Venosta valley for culture vultures

A tour of the picturesque village of Trafoi will probably whet your appetite for more cultural sights. Fortunately, you cannot take more than three steps in the Val Venosta/Vinschgau valley without stumbling upon some attraction. The first and most obvious is the Stelvio Pass with its 48-hairpin-bend road – the highest Alpine pass road in Europe and a real treat for bikers and motorheads.

Other interesting sights in the area include:

Heilige Drei Brunnen (Three Sacred Fountains):

A historical pilgrimage site in Trafoi located in the valley under the waterfalls of the Madatschspitze – a popular leisure haunt with public barbecue areas.

Forcola/Furkelhütte mountain shelter:

You can reach the Forcola/Furkelhütte mountain shelter at 2,240 metres by taking the chair lift. Once there, you will find a restaurant with a panoramic terrace from where you can soak up a sweeping view reaching as far as the Swiss border and encompassing the Ortles massif. The shelter is also the starting point of a number of hiking trails, e.g. the Stelvio Pass high-mountain trail.


First mentions of the medieval town of Glorenza in historical records date back to the year 1304. With its perfectly preserved Renaissance city walls and gate towers, Glorenza is one of most popular day-trip destinations in South Tyrol. Strolling under its picturesque arcades and among its thirteenth-to-sixteenth-century buildings feels like a journey back in time.

The Tubre/Tauferer tower, also known as Kirchporten, is part of the city walls. Its four levels have recently undergone refurbishment and now host thematic exhibitions in three languages.

Messner Mountain Museum Ortler in Solda/Sulden:


Castle Coira/Churburg in Sluderno/Schluderns:

Built in 1253 by the bishops of Chur, Castle Coira has been property of the Trapp counts since 1504. The imposing Renaissance manor features an arcade courtyard, a Romanesque chapel, an Ancestors’ Hall and a renowned armoury.

Marble quarry in Lasa/Laas:

The quarries above the village of Lasa/Laas give world-famous white marble chosen by renowned sculptures for its exceptional purity and hardness. Explore the world of Lasa’s white gold with a guided tour of the quarry, including a slide show and a visit to the School for Marble Processing as well as a tour of the town and marble factory. 

Remember to bring your guest card to enjoy special discounts on a number of attractions in the Venosta/Vinschgau valley!