The apple orchards of South Tyrol surround the lively centre of Laces. Here, in the heart of the Venosta Valley at an altitude of 639m, the mild mediterranean-alpine Adige Valley meets the dry and sunny climate of Monte Sole. Gradually, Laces became a major fruit-production centre, as well as a centre for tourism and the retail trade. In Laces, there are also a wide range of recreational activities and cultural itineraries. Besides the numerous churches and old farms, there are relics of prehistoric times. There is a wealth of information available for those interested in culture such as guided tours to historical castles and old churches.