The Villnösser Tal / Val di Funes in South Tyrol
Rocky towers, peaceful landscapes, and idyllic hamlets with ancient farmsteads make Villnöß/Funes in South Tyrol an attractive resort area and a paradise for hikers. While exploring the Puez-Geisler/Odle Nature Park (part of the UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site), you can admire a fascinating natural wonderland.
You'll find historical churches and chapels along the way, where you can stop for a solemn moment. Visitors are enthused by the Nature Parking House in St. Magdalena and the Mineralogical Museum in Teis/Tiso. The nearby medieval cities of Klausen/Chiusa and Brixen/Bressanone are worthwhile destinations. There are lots of traditional festivals, and the local inhabitants are known for their friendliness and hospitality.
The famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner is from Villnösser Tal / Val di Funes. He was the first on all fourteen eight-thousand mountains, and now lives as a book and film writer in Merano at Schloss Juval.
Click here to sample some impressions of Villnöss / Funes and the Villnösser Tal / Val di Funes in South Tyrol:
Official tourism portal Villnöss / Funes
Official tourism portal South Tyrol