Feel the rays of the autumn sun and take in the intense beauty of this season. Stroll through the woods and experience nature in its most beautiful blaze of colours. Our guest house is near the Keschtnweg – or chestnut path - which starts from Bressanone and leads to Soprabolzano, where countless mighty chestnut trees, mixed forests and meadows line the paths. Hike over beautiful terraced fields past traditional farms and hamlets. You can also reach the Sabiona monastery, the Acropolis of South Tyrol and then the town of Chiusa from Velturno. The huts and refuges on the local alpine pastures are open until the beginning of November.
Törggelen in the Valle Isarco
In September, the grape harvest marks the beginning of Törggelen in the Valle Isarco/Eisack Valley, which offers an insight into the traditional food of this region. You can taste fresh wine, roasted chestnuts, sweet doughnuts known as Krapfen and other typical dishes from farmers throughout the valley. You can also stop off at several farms along the Keschtnweg (chestnut path).
Some Törggelen venues in Velturno:
- Glangerhof (only a 10-minute walk from our house),
Tel: +39 0472/855317
- Obermoserhof, Tel: +39 0472/855215
- Peintnerhof, Tel: +39 0472/855584
- Loatererhof, Tel: +39 0472/855505
"Keschtnigl" - Chestnut Days
Since 1997, the event Keschtnigl in Velturno has focused on chestnuts in autumn. During chestnut grove hikes, lectures and guided tours, attention is drawn to the diverse significance of this prickly fruit from the forest to the kitchen. You can also visit the traditional "Nigl market" with traditional handicrafts, culinary specialities and the "Nigl-Sunntig", a big festival in the village with lots of music and chestnut dishes.
Let your senses run free. In summer, you can enjoy the magical view of the magnificent mountain scenery, which acquires a stunning soft pink hue as the days come to an end. Explore a wide range hiking trails in autumn, when the colourful leaves make an exciting crunch under your feet as you wander past numerous wine taverns. In winter, you can visit a variety of Christmas markets in the nearby towns and cities, which will put a twinkle in the eye of visitors of any age. Skiing, winter hiking and much more is also waiting for you. And once the last snow melts, the faint rays of the spring sun lure the first crocuses out of the meadows as nature reawakens to the happy twittering of birds, offering new opportunities for holidaymakers of all ages.