Located on the plateau with the same name, bordered to the East by Val d'Isarco and to the West by Val Sarentino, Renon (Ritten in German) is a municipality in the province of Bolzano, divided in 17 districts. The plateau of Renon, mentioned for the first time in 900 A.D., with the name Ritanus as Mons, in the XVII century became the prime holiday resort of the aristocracy of Bolzano, enchanted by its geographic exposure, completely free on all sides but at the same time, protected from winds at the foot of the massif Corno of Renon.
Inhabited since ancient times, in the Middle Ages it became the obligatory passage point for connections between Italy and Germany, along the Brenner trail.
The beautiful natural landscapes, forests and mountain trails provide the ideal opportunities for trekking and mountain bike lovers.
Sites of Interest:
- the Castle of Vanga-Bellermont, built in the XIII century by the lords of Wangen and rebuilt by the Counts of Tyrol after a disastrous fire in 1500;
- the Castle of Roncolo, built at the entrance of the Val Sarentino, at the foot of the plateau of the Renon;
- the XIII century Church of Saints George and James, in Soprabolzano, which preserves within a series of beautiful frescoes that decorate the apse;
- the Parish Church of Auna di Sopra, originally built in 1200 and dedicated to St. Leonardo;
- the Church of Saint Lucia, of Auna di Sotto, renovated in Baroque style at first, and in neo-Romanesque later;
- the XIV century Church of San Sebastian, in Auna di Sotto;
- the Parish Church of Campodazzo, dedicated to St. Joseph, preserves within artworks of the South Tyrolean sculptor Franz Tavella;
- the Church of Sant'Ottilia, in Longostagno, mentioned already in the XII century;
- the Sanctuary of Maria Saal, in Monte di Mezzo;
- the Commandery of Longomosso;
- the famous pyramids of earth, formed by the erosion of glacial moraine rocks. They appear as slender columns that are topped by a sledge of rock similar to a lid;
- the railway of Renon, inaugurated in 1907;
- the cable car of Renon;
- the Corno massif of Renon.