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st johann ahrntal san giovanni valle aurina

S. Giovanni

S. Giovanni is the largest village that belongs to Aurina and boasts one of the most beautiful churches of the province of Bolzano

S. Giovanni, located at 1,018 m, owes its name to John the Baptist, patron saint of the church. By the way, the village is also home of the artist brothers Josef Georg (poet) and Johann Baptist Oberkofler (priest painter), both of them are famous above all in the valley. Thanks not only to the high altar of Franz Josef Schöpf, this church is one of the most outstanding in the province of South Tyrol.

Also worth a visit is the mineral museum S. Giovanni. About 950 exhibits that were gathered with huge efforts in the Zillertal Alps and Hohe Tauern are exhibited in this little private museum on a surface of 300 m². Special healing stones, unique minerals, an amazing place, if you are interested in.

S. Giovanni, located in the heart of Valle Aurina, is surrounded by meadows and forests, which make your stay particularly recreating. Moreover there is a dense trail network, making you experience the surroundings on foot, including mountain huts and Alpine pastures. The Klausberg and Speikboden skiing areas can be reached within a short period of time and make your skiing holidays a lasting and memorable experience.

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