Local History

St. Prokulus Church, 7th century, Naturno/Naturns. Photo: Wikipedia.

Romanesque Venosta and Graubünden

The ancient Roman Via Augusta crosses the Alps and the Adige (Etsch) river in the Venosta (Vinschgau) Valley.

The Romanesque paintings and buildings in this region and neighbouring 8Graubünden are works of art.

The sites in the Venosta Valley include the Monte Maria Abbey and St. Nikolas Church in Burgusio (Burgeis), the St. Benedikt Church in Malles (Mals), The St. Prokulus Church in Naturno (Naturns), the town of Glorenza (Glurns), the St. Johann Churche88s in Tubre (Taufers) and Prato allo Stelvio (Prad am Stilfserjoch) and many other castles, churches, villages and towns.

Lombardy, Venosta and Graubünden and Southern Germany have always been closely connected by trade, culture and people.