In between vines and fruit orchards, there is Cortina all’Adige.
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Cortina all’Adige, the smallest of the municipalities in the Bassa Atesina, is located at 209 m asl and comprises an area of 2 sqkm. About 650 people live in the village, that often is referred to as “little Venice”. This name dates back to a time when the Adige river has not yet been tamed and when this area used to be frequently flooded. In 1996 the area along the Adige was put under protection and transformed into a biotope, today it is habitat for a series of animals and plants that are critically endangered.
Cortina all’Adige is also called the village of domestic grapevines, not for nothing. Ever since it has been a tradition to plant a grapevine in front of one’s home that grows up the facade. This is done on certain occasions, such as the birth of the first child, when a farm passes hands or when establishing a new building. Obviously wine has an important role to play in the village, therefore there are also several cellars and even a producer of sparkling wine.
Choose the village if you would like to spend holidays in tranquillity and relaxation, the plain surroundings are ideal for cycling tours along the Adige river, as well as for extended promenades.