This winter in the Alps is very dry and warm. Because there is no snow it is excellent to do some hiking instead. I’m closing the year with the family in the Italian part of the Alps, and we visited today the Fane Alm, a seasonal alpine pasture. The most beautiful small alpine village I ever have seen. It is located at the top end of the valley of Vals, South Tyrol, Italy.
The origin of the village goes back to the middle age where it has been used as a lazarette for plague and cholera patients. The village is located at 1739 meter above sea level and an excellent starting point for extended hiking tours.
Wooden cross on the way to the Fane Alm:
View to the village from the South:
In the village there is a small chapel:
Happy Alming 🙂