Spinga, the fortress of Tyrol
Spinga is a small hamlet of Rio di Pusteria lying on a sunny plateau, in the Gitschberg Jochtal holiday area, a real trekking paradise in summer and a beloved ski resort in winter, due to the Gitschberg - Maranza and Jochtal - Valles ski centers.
This is where the heroine Katharina Lanz repelled the Napoleonic troops during the Tyrolean war of liberation, making history, and the events happened in this small hamlet are witnessed everywhere by tombs, old walls and monuments, such as the Monument of the Tyrolean wars of liberation.
Despite its troubled past, nowadays Spinga is a real oasis of peace, perfect for those looking for a relaxing holiday in an unpolluted nature, and yet close to the slopes and to the most beautiful hiking paths of the Gitschberg Jochtal area.
A particularly beautiful hike requiring some experience is the tour Giro del Passo di Valles, through the places where battles between Tyrolean and Napoleonic troops took place, whereas the easy Katharina Lanz Pat reaches all the most panoramic spots in the plateau.