Valle Aurina - Ahrntal, Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige
The comune includes the rear section of the valley of the Aurina Valley, in Val Pusteria, the northernmost valley in Italy, crossed by the Ahr river. Valle Aurina is a "comune sparso" made up of a number of villages, with the townhall located at Steinhaus (Cadipietra). Almost all the population are Native German speakers. There are the skiing facilities on the Klausberg at Cadipietra and at Speikboden (Michlreis) near Lutago.
- Altitude: 1054 m a.s.l
- Population: about 5990 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 39030
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0474
- Demonym: vallaurinesi
- Frazioni & Localities: Steinhaus (Cadipietra), Luttach (Lutago), Weißenbach (Riobianco), St. Jakob (San Giacomo), St. Johann (San Giovanni), St. Peter (San Pietro)
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Important archaeological finds of prehistoric moorland were found in Rio Bianco (Weißenbach), at Schöllberg-Goge in 2007. The name was mentioned as "vallis quae dicitur Aurina" in 1048.
What to see
- The parish church of San Giovanni (St. Johann), the spiritual center of the valley, built by Joseph Abenthung, a Tyrolean architect of the 18th century.