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Lana di Gais

Regarding its location, Lana di Gais is one of the most extreme examples of mountain hamlets in the province of Bolzano.

Lana di Gais is the name of a mountain hamlet located high above Villa Ottone, in a really extreme position. The farmsteads of this settlement are considered some of the most extreme ones of South Tyrol and it seems that they really had to hold fast onto the slopes in order not to roll out.

Already Oswald von Wolkenstein mentioned the hamlet in one of his poetic songs. He used to be carer in the Castle of Neuhaus and had a direct connection to Lana di Gais.

In colloquial language, there is a funny saying, that no farmer in Lana di Gais dies in his bed, because either there is an avalanche, or there is a tree trunk to kill him, or he breaks his leg, or he tumbles. There are no real sights in Lana di Gais, actually the hamlet itself is the real sight.

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