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Ancient alleyways A city tour of the Chiusa (Klausen) in Valle Isarco (Eisacktal) Valley.
We start in Chiusa (Klausen) at Piazza Mercato (Marktplatz), which has parking available and is located near the northern entrance to the city. If you arrive by train or bus, the respective stations are not far from Piazza Mercato, but are located on the other side of the Isarco (Eisack) River. Just walk towards the centre, cross the Isarco River over the Ponte San Cassiano (Kassiansbrücke) Bridge and you’ll be at Piazza Mercato. Go through the Brixner Tor Gate, and you can reach the city’s charming alleyways. Passing the Chiesa Apostoli (Apostelkirche) Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall), and the old Zollhaus (Customs House), which is emblazoned with weapons, we walk through the dense upper town to Piazza Duomo (Pfarrplatz), home to the main parish church. Piazza Duomo offers a unique view of Sabiona (Säben) Abbey and Branzoll Castle, which tower regally over the rooftops of the city centre. A visit to the parish church is also worthwhile. Behind the church, there is an alleyway that
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