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Naz - Sciaves

The villages of the Naz-Sciaves community are located on a high-alpine plateau over the Puster Valley and Isarco Valley at altitudes of 750 to 890 m above sea level. Thanks to its geographic position, this region enjoys a mild climate with ideal conditions for growing apples and grapes.

The village of Naz is located at 890 m above sea level on the high-alpine plateau Naz-Sciaves, which is also called the apple plateau. This village surrounded by orchards provides a main attraction for tourists. You should also visit the S. Philip and Jacob Parish Church. The church tower was constructed with 1400 granite blocks. The gothic altar features sculptures by Michael Pacher. A museum, dedicated to the renowned sculptor Rudolf Bacher can be found in the village.

Sciaves at 775 m above sea level has three churches of artistic importance: the Urlaubsstöckl Chapel to the south of Spinga Mountain, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel, which was constructed for the 175-year memorial of the Tyrolean freedom fights, and the S. Margareth Parish Church with a lovingly decorated entry and a 72 m high bell tower.

Aica, a sunny and wind-protected village, is located at 730 m above sea level. In ancient days mainly vines were grown here. Nowadays the village is characterised by fruit trees. In Aica you can visit the S. Nicolo Church with a fresco by Michael Pacher at the entry door. Beside the church you can admire a hundreds of years old lime tree with a height of 22 metres.

Fiumes is the smallest hamlet of the community at 898 m above sea level. Attractions in this hamlet are the S. Magdalene Church and the Sommersürs biotope.

Rasa is located at 842 m above sea level and is surrounded by forests and the biotope Raier Moos to the north-east. The gothic church in the village is dedicated to S. Giles, the patron saint of viniculture.

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