Lutago

Lutago

Lutago (Luttach) is a mountain village in northern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Ahrntal (Valle Aurina) in the province of Bolzano-Bozen.

It is a popular tourist destination in all seasons and boasts several hotels, as well as numerous shops and an indoor swimming pool. Hiking and rafting on the river Ahr are on offer during the summer months, while the two nearby ski areas of Klausberg and Speikboden cater to winter sports enthusiasts.

Geography

It nestles in the crease of a sharp alpine valley, at an altitude of some 970m above sea level.

History

Among the beautiful traditional buildings, the Church of St. Sebastian occupies a prominent place on a rise overlooking the town. Its charming cemetery features a number of wrought-iron crosses by the artisan blacksmith Jakob Pareiner.

Famous residents

The town is the also associated with the renowned journalist Vinzenz Oberhollenzer, who has written a great deal about his native valley.

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