San Lorenzo di Sebato
San Lorenzo di Sebato, history and sport
San Lorenzo di Sebato lies only 3 km away from Brunico, where the Rienza river creates a wild gorge and the Gader Valley begins: the access gate to the Dolomites and Val Badia. It is surrounded by fields and hills, and is beloved because it was able to preserve the close bond between people and nature, and for the peace you can breathe strolling in its streets.
San Lorenzo and its hamlets are characterized by castles, imposing residences and small farmhouses clung on the surrounding hills. This area has a long history: in fact, this broad valley has been inhabited since very ancient times. The traces left by the Retians, the Romans and the counts can still be observed: mile stones, rests of civil buildings, coins and the castles of San Michele and Sonnenburg.
Another important building is the parish church with bell tower with sloping roof and one of Michael Pacher's masterpieces dated 1462.
An itinerary has been created, allowing to discover the village and its peculiarities: it features 11 explanatory panels about the different times of the history of San Lorenzo di Sebato.
This landscape is suitable for walks and trips in the environs and to reach Plan de Corones in a few minutes, whereas in winter it is an ideal starting point to reach the Dolomiti Superski and it is connected with the Plan Ski area through a comfortable free ski bus service.