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Val d'Ultimo/Ultental - Valle di Non/Deutschnonsberg

Farming on steep inclines

A winding road makes its way through Ultental – Val d’Ultimo. After Lana, a steep uphill road leads to Sankt Walburger – Santa Valpurga and then progresses towards the Nationalpark Stilfser Joch – Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio National park.

Larches and chestnut trees keep you company along the way and after the crossroads for St. Pankraz – San Pancrazio the “Häusl am stein” awaits. A small stone house, that clings on to the cliff, probably afraid that it will not survive another flood of the Falschauer – torrente Valsura, like it did in 1882.

The inhabitants of this uncontaminated valley still live in autarchy and survive off the products that are donated to them by earth and the mountain.  In *St.Nikolaus – San Nicolò, where the valley floor widens, the Ultner Talmuseum – Museo del Folklore museum illustrates the rural assets and the local craftsmanship.

The thousand-year-old larches, on top of the inhabited part of Sankt Gertraud – Santa Gertrude, are witnesses to the history of these amazing locations. With their two thousand years of age, these larches are the oldest conifers in Europe. Separated by the Ultner Berge – Val d’Ultimo mountain, hidden away, is the linguistic island Sprachinsel Deutschnonsberg – Val di non that stretched out until the province of Trient – Trento. This enclave has been