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At the border to the Trentino region, there is the last South Tyrolean village: Salorno

The municipality of Salorno (224 m a.s.l.), is one of the few places in South Tyrol, in which the number of Italian-speaking inhabitants exceeds the number of German-speaking. The total of inhabitants is about 3,500 people. The villages of Caprile (1,300 m a.s.l.) and Pochi di Salorno (560 m a.s.l.), are located in higher realms.

Salorno was constructed in the period of Romans on a debris cone, for this reason it was protected by floodings. To clarify, there were several floodings by the Adige river in this area. For trade and mailing route, the village used to be of particular interest, as this was the course of the Via Claudia Augusta leading to the south. As this area was flooded when the artist Albrecht Dürer wanted to pass by, he eschewed via the Val di Cembra valley. The Dürerweg path still today reminds on the artist.

High above the village, there is the Haderburg Castle, a former fortress. There are also several celebrations taking place in Salorno, such as the so-called “Torbogenfest” (Archway Festival) taking place around Whitsun, as well as Carnival, when the figure of the Perkeo, a citizen of Salorno with a particular history, is celebrated with a variety of rituals.

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