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Cortaccia village

The village of Cortaccia is located on a sunny terrace on the South Tyrolean Wine Road

Cortaccia sulla Strada del Vino, which means on the Wine Road, extends on a sunny plateau above the Val d’Adige valley at an altitude of 333 m a.s.l. A series of findings dating back to the Mesolithic and Bronze ages bear testimony to the early settlement of this area that is attributable to its favourable climate.

Curtacium, Kurtazo, Cortazum, Cortezum, Curtacia, Curtatschum, this is the evolution of the village name in the course of the centuries. It derives from the Latin term “curtis” (farmstead). In the centre of the village, there are several ancient farmsteads and lordly residences, which symbolise prosperity that used to prevail in this zone for centuries.

Those who are interested in history can visit the museum “Zeitreise Mensch” (Museum of people through time) in the residence Am Orth, the most ancient farmstead of Cortaccia, that provides information regarding happenings in the Oltradige from prehistory to the present day. Another interesting sight is the Parish Church of Cortaccia, dedicated to S. Vigilius. In the Romanesque church, a fresco reminds on the saint martyr. Many hikes and walks can be undertaken in this area, such as a circular walk from farm to farm or on an educational wine trail, while cyclists’ can enjoy the nearby Val d’Adige Cycle Path.

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