Walking holiday on the Siusi Alp – Hiking pleasure in itself
In autumn, the area around the Siusi Alp invites you to a leisurely walking holiday. Villa Tianes is located in the area of the Natural Park Sciliar-Catinaccio in the Dolomites, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites and thus one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Put on your walking boots and explore this beautiful part of the world on your own or on a guided hike. For less experienced hikers there are easy ways which reward visitors with spectacular views. An example is the mushrooms path “Pilzeweg” which begins in the Laranza forest between Siusi and Castelrotto. On a hike you can admire carved wooden mushroom models and learn about the world of mushrooms. Along the adventurous geological hike you climb steeply uphill from Bad Ratzes close to Siusi to the Prossliner Schwaige. From there the way goes by the hut Schlernboden, going back to Bad Ratzes. During the walk we learn on tablets interesting facts about rock formations in the Dolomites.
Invitation to the Törggele
Autumn in South Tyrol is always Törggele time. People meet for a new of new wine or must, eating hearty specialties like smoked meat, Tirtlen and of course “Keschtn” (roasted chestnuts). Around Villa Tianes there are many bushes-taverns where you can stop for Toerggelen. The Oachner Höfeweg, a circular route that starts from Prösels Castle, is also very interesting. On this route, which runs through vineyards, chestnut groves and orchards, you will discover many old farms and wine shops.
Following the Kastelruther Spatzen
Do you appreciate the music of Kastelruther Spatzen? Then you should remember the Spatzen Festival in October. From Villa Tianes you can walk directly to the well-known festival in only 20 minutes. In the multi-day music festival in addition to the Spatzen also other bands from South Tyrol perform. A must for folk music fans. Not to forget is the cattle drive, which also takes place in October. Here you can admire richly decorated animals and enjoy the many small festivals and farmers markets.