Villnöß with the Dolomites in the background, South Tyrol, Italy
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Val di Funes, South Tyrol, Italy
You are in luck if you are looking for a peaceful escape from everyday life in an enchanted valley. The image displayed today is of Val di Funes, a stunning landscape located in the Dolomites, Italy. Surrounded by a breathtaking scenery, this little piece of heaven runs from the Isarco Valley to the heart of Puez-Odle Natural Park, making it an ideal destination for hikers. It offers a large selection of hiking paths, such as the Adolf Munkel Trail, with its spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Val di Funes is rich in cultural heritage. Several historic churches have been built here, including the Santa Maddalena Church, a true little holy treasure from the 14th century.
Every year, the municipality organizes a peculiar festival known as the 'cattle parade'. On this occasion, cows are taken through the streets of the village, adorned with flowers and ribbons, making it an entertaining event for both locals and tourists. So, if you manage to come by during this event, don’t forget to take a picture with the happiest bovines in the country!