Chiusa and the surrounding district

As long ago as 1494, the Bavarian artist Albrecht Dürer was enchanted by Chiusa. Today this romantic little town is one of the most beautiful places in South Tyrol. This is demonstrated by the fact that, over the centuries, Chiusa has lost none of its charm.

The richly decorated houses, with ivy clinging to the façades and windows, are the principal distinctive feature of the pretty old town centre of Chiusa, one of the finest in Italy. Then there are the Sacristan’s Tower, the Benedictine Monastery of Sabiona on the height overlooking Chiusa, the nearby town of Bressanone – history and culture will always accompany you in this artists’ town in the Isarco Valley. All around these and other cultural treasures is an extremely varied natural landscape, inviting you to go on many excursions. As a “valley of paths”, the Isarco Valley attracts visitors with an extremely varied offer of excursions and high mountain trails. Families with young children will be at home here, just as much as keen mountaineers.

Along with history, art and culture, Chiusa will spoil you with culinary gems to thrill your palate. In autumn Chiusa’s streets are animated with the feast of the “Gassltörggelen”, which opens the season of the new wine. With the “Schlutzkrapfen” (Tyrolean ravioli), barley soup, dumplings with Surfleisch, the spiced pork typical of South Tyrol, as well as the aroma of roast chestnuts, known here as “Keschtn”, all accompanied by a glass of new wine – the gourmets among you will be in ecstasy!


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