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Sesto - Sexten, Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige

Province of Bolzano
Sesto Pusteria (also just Sesto), Sexten in German, is a small town in the easternmost part of South Tyrol. It is situated in a side valley of the Pustertal, near Innichen and the Toblacher, where the Drau river originates.

Provinces of Trentino-Alto Adige

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  • Altitude: 1300 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1900 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 39030
  • Phone Area Code: 0474
  • Demonym: sestesi
  • Frazioni & Localities: Ferrara (Schmieden), Monte di Mezzo (Mitterberg), Moso (Moos), Quiniga (Kiniger), San Giuseppe (Außerbaurschaft), San Vito (St. Veit)

The Territory

The territory borders in the north directly on Osttyrol (Austria), the course of the border forms the Karni alps. In the south the Sextener dolomites lie and the nature park of the same name, that is reached through the picturesque Fischleintal. Through the Kreuzberg mountain pass the area is connected to the Veneto region. The place is well-known as summer and winter sport resort, furthermore by its Tiroler cribs and Schnitzer.

What to see

  • The romanesque church of Innichen (8th century)
  • a unique stone clock (meridiana in Italian) that uses as reference points the nearby Dolomite peaks, Nove, Dieci, Undici, Dodici and Una (in German Neuner, Zehner -Rotwand, Elfer, Zwölfer and Einser).
  • The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, a climbers' paradise, three incredible peaks that stand out from the gravels, one of the most astounding shows of nature (Cima Grande, the big peak, is 2998 m. high).

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