Rio Pusteria, located at the entrance to the Val Pusteria/Pustertal valley, has been a market site since 1269, as demonstrated by its ancient walls, its buildings and bourgeois houses.
Pedestrians stroll in the centre of town, go shopping or sip a delicious cappuccino
at a sidewalk cafe. The only remnant of the past is its strategic position: the Bressanone/Brixen North toll booth is just 5 km away. Numerous paths lead to mountain pastures where old stone farmsteads challenge the ravages of time and weather, amongst the enchanting glaciers of the Aurine Alps. The cable-way will take you from Rio Pusteria to Maranza in just a few minutes. Walks, mountain climbing and relaxation in complete peace and quiet: that's what a vacation at Rio Pusteria, Valles and Spinga has to offer!
The church of San Giacomo/St. Jakob, located at 1414 m above sea level, dates back to the 13th century and is surrounded by the scattered farmsteads of Meransen/Maranza, a sunny town nestled between fields and meadows stretching as far as the eye can see. The gentle slope of the mountain is covered with increasingly dense forests of conifers, that then become vast mountain pastures and mountain peaks, up to a height of about 2700 m above sea level. You can reach Maranza, your vacation spot, on a beautiful panoramic road or by cable-way starting from Rio di Pusteria at the beginning of the valley with the same name.
As you climb the solitary peaks you'll enjoy an indescribable view over the Dolomites, the Ötztal Alps and the Aurine Alps.
Vandoies/Vintl-Val di Fundres/Pfunderertal - an incredibly green and sun-drenched wonderland
Vandoies di Sotto/Untervintl, with its Baroque church and beautiful buildings, is located immediately after the enclosure of Rio Pusteria, a fortification that up to about 1500 marked the border between Tyrol and the Val Pusteria valley, and part of the dominion of the Gorizia County.