Sares

The Maria Sares pilgrimage church represents the most important pilgrimage site of the Val Pusteria.

The rural village of Sares is located at 978 m asl and has got some 50 inhabitants. Together with Oines and Elle, Saales was first mentioned in 892. What is particularly interesting is that at the Gschlierhof in Sares, there is the geographic border of the municipality of San Lorenzo di Sebato, that is to say the border of the German-speaking and Ladin-speaking areas. The Pfaffenberg river is somehow considered to be the border line.

The main attraction of Sares is undoubtedly the Maria Sares pilgrimage site, located above Mantana and dating back to the year 1653. It is dedicated to S. Maria Sares and is the most famous pilgrimage site of the Val Pusteria valley. A via crucis takes you to the pilgrimage church. On foot you also reach Castel San Michele as well as the chief village of the municipality of San Lorenzno di Sebato.

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