"Glurns - a charming medieval alpine idyll" Glorenza by lotharlerch

Glorenza Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 22 photos

Only town in Tirol with complete town walls

Although not far from the highly frequented road over the Reschen/Resia (a road without road tolls as alternative to the Brenner pass) it remained an "off the beaten track " place until our days.

Glurns (the Italian name is since 1919 Glorenza according to the list of topographic names of South Tirol elaborated by Benito Mussolini's friend Ettore Tolomei) within its walls is so tiny that you can cross it in every direction in maybe three minutes but it contains lots of nice and picturesque details.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:tiny idyll from the middle ages, completely unspoilt
  • Cons:??
  • In a nutshell:worth a stop when you come over the Reschen/Resia pass
  • Last visit to Glorenza: May 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 11, 2008
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:58 AM

    Glorenza looks like a great stop-over. Old walled towns are always great to see and this churchtower inside the lake, it is hard to believe how long it stands that way already !

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2005 at 6:40 PM

    I crossed Glurns by mistake when I took the wrong bus on the way to Nauders...You can imagine how surprised I was to find such a marvel at the side of the main Road of Vinschgau...Amazing place....hey I came back to see my name mentioned twice!! THANXX

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 7:48 AM

    Nice place! I would like to visit it!

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2004 at 11:53 PM

    That flooded village is very unigue looking. I would like to see this area.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2004 at 2:42 AM

    Never heard of the place. Looks interesting - especially the church in the lake!

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2004 at 8:52 AM

    I know very little of the Italy of the far north~well I learned something new today!

  • rachel_sun's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2004 at 5:54 AM

    Looks a quaint town.Love the style of the buildings.That village under the lake looks very strange.More delightful pictures.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2003 at 10:11 AM

    Looks like a nice little town! Great tips!

  • Roeffie's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2003 at 11:32 AM

    Sehr Schön, auf diesen Platz habe Ich mal Eis gegessen. Erinnerungen, Erinnerungen. Ich habe wieder Lust auf Reisen.

  • Beograd's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 6:30 AM

    Great page and very interesting :-)

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