Valle Isarco – the valley of trails
A fusion of nature, action, taste, and culture
The holiday region Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, in South Tyrol, stretches over 80 km on the north-south axis from the Brenner Pass to the main town of Bolzano/Bozen, and connects different altitudes ranging from 471 to 3,510 meters above sea level. The Valle Isarco is characterised by ever changing perspectives that allow to fully appreciate and experience its rich culture.
The Valle Isarco is one of South Tyrol’s main valleys and is dotted with picturesque tributary valleys: The Racines/Ratschings and Ridanna/Ridnaun valleys, the Fleres/Pflerscher and Val di Vizze/Pfitscher valleys near Vipiteno/Sterzing, the Dolomitic Val di Funes/Villnöss valley near Chiusa/Klausen, as well as the Luson/Lüsner valley near Bressanone/Brixen and the remote Fundres/Pfunderer valley in the Alpine region Gitschberg-Jochtal all invite you to a relaxing holiday in the Valle Isarco.
The well-kept cultural landscapes and the mild, partially Mediterranean climate allowed for the development of a centuries-old tradition of fruit and chestnut farming and winegrowing. The landscape around the town of Bressanone/Brixen is blessed by the marvellous spring-time apple blossoming in the apple-plateau Naz-Sciaves, lit up with the chestnut grove on the “Keschtnweg” in Velturno/Feldthurns, and enhanced by the lush vineyards surrounding Bressanone/Brixen.
The symbiosis of the Alpine love for the land with the Italian serenity shaped and enriched this country, as well as its people and its culinary tradition, now well-known even beyond the borders of Valle Isarco. The whole area is worth a visit, from the UNESCO-listed Dolomites in Val di Funes with the Puez-Geisler Nature Park to the picturesque sun terraces on the uplands, and the urban flair of the three medieval towns of Bressanone, Chiusa and Vipiteno.