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Riva di Sotto

Riva di Sotto is located between S. Paolo and Andriano in the flat Val d’Adige.

Located in the even valley, Riva di Sotto offers ideal conditions for making a cycling tours, also every day to another place. The Val d’Adige is also a good starting point for trips to Merano, the Val Venosta and the Bassa Atesina. Above all in spring, in the period of the apple blossom, it is a real pleasure to walk or cycle across the landscape covered by a tenuous white sea of flowers in full blossom.

The little church of Riva di Sotto is situated at the edge of the road and was dedicated in 1512 to S. Nicolò, the patron of travellers and merchants. Always has the village been an intermediate station for those travelling from south to north as well as for merchants, as there used to be a toll station in Riva di Sotto. Only in the 17th century a steeple was added to the church.

Opposite the church, so to speak on the other side of the road, there is a further historic building, called Ansitz Hungerhausen. Its façade is well-preserved and the ancient construction method is still recognisable.

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