A journey of discovery
Barbiano is a place in the sun. Nestling in a fertile green landscape with clear views deep into Valle Isarco - a holiday location with the flair of a mountain village. Barbiano is the ideal starting point for hikes of all kinds, steepness and length. You can hike here throughout the year. From Colma you could walk on the paved paths of the old Imperial road up Renon, from Saubach to the best viewpoints high above Valle Isarco, to Bagni Tre Chiese to the three mysterious chapels, on Törggele paths to welcoming refreshment stops or to the waterfall that pours down impressively over the porphyry rocks. The Alpe di Barbiano and Corno del Renon (2,260 m) are popular high altitude destinations because of the stunning panoramic views enjoyed from there.
Joint excursions and hikes
Once a week Frieda and Franz welcome and offer food and drink to guests on the family’s own alpine pasture. Here you experience the genuine South Tyrol. Mondays to Fridays you can use the ChiusaCard to hike to the most beautiful destinations of the surrounding area together with a qualified hiking guide.
Alpe di Villandro and Alpe di Barbiano
Villandro and Barbiano are a hiking paradise. Alpe di Villandro is Europe’s second highest Alpine pasture. With its countless of hiking and summit paths it offers pure hiking joy at altitudes from 2000 m with stunning views. Many huts, barns and Alpine guest houses invite you to stop for refreshments. Alpe di Barbiano is also worth a visit. Few people know that Corno del Renon belongs to the municipality of Barbiano. Because no higher peak blocks the views in the immediate surroundings, Corno Superiore affords 360° view of Großglockner, the Dolomites and the Ortles region.
Bagni Tre Chiese
A small and gentle clearing with overwhelming panoramic views in the heart of a dense forest. Between the 13 and 14 century three small conjoined churches were built on the site of an ancient pagan sacred well. Gothic winged altarpieces and rich frescoes of the late medieval Bressanone school surprise visitors. They can only be reached on foot via beautiful hiking paths.
The Barbiano waterfalls
Above Barbiano the Ganderbach stream becomes a waterfall that roars daringly over several rocky steps downhill, covering an altitude differential of 1,510 metres. With a height of 85 m the lower waterfall is the highest in South Tyrol. A romantic wild narrow hiking path takes you through dense forest to the individual viewpoints. The Barbiano waterfalls are a designated natural monument.
Trostburg Castle near Ponte Gardena
One of the most splendid castle grounds in South Tyrol Trostburg Castle was built at the end of the 12 century and converted to a secure fortress in the 17 century. The medieval minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein grew up here. Visits only as part of a guided tour!
Barbiano is also an ideal starting point for cyclists and motorcyclists
and a perfect place for a stop over with views.