South Tyrol is the northernmost province of Italy
South Tyrol is the northernmost province of Italy and together with Trento it forms the autonomous region of Trentino-South Tyrol. The province belongs to the most scenic regions of Italy because the fascinating mountains of South Tyrol have a lot to offer. Rustic valleys, countless hiking trails, breathtaking pistes, world-famous climbing routes and much more have made this small province a very popular holiday paradise.
South Tyrol is known for its idyllic landscapes, its charming valleys, its excellent climatic conditions and its tasty gastronomy. South Tyrol is also unique in terms of culture as three ethnic and linguistic groups live in the province: Italian, German and Ladin. The cultural differences to the rest of Italy are the result of being part of Austria for centuries until 1918.
Val Gardena, is also world-renowned for the tradition of carving
One of the valleys, namely Val Gardena, is also world-renowned for the tradition of carving: in this small valley, one can find unique sculptures created in wood by talented craftsmen in line with the Gardena carving tradition.
A visit to the Comploj Andreas shop in Ortisei is worthwhile because here you can find a large collection of figures in all possible finishes and sizes.