girlan cornaiano
girlan cornaiano


Cornaiano is considered the most sunny spot of land of the municipality of Appiano.

The village is located at 435 m asl on a plateau at the east side of the South Tyrolean wine route and benefits from a great number of sunshine hours per day. About 2,200 people live in this place, earning their living mainly in agriculture and tourism. The parish church of Cornaiano is located on the charming village square and is consecrated to St. Martin of Tours.

Every year November 11, except if it is a Sunday, in Cornaiano the feast day of the village’s patron saint is celebrated intensely. The Martini market attracts people from all over and provides a great opportunity for celebrating. Some farmers on this day also celebrate the end of their harvest.

In mid October, the end of harvest is, however, officially celebrated in an event that could be literally translated with “the last grapevine carriage”. On this occasion the “last” grapevines are brought to the centre of the village, where they are pressed. Of course everyone is warmly invited to come and see.

Every four years, at the beginning of September, there is another special event taking place in Cornaiano. The Cellar Festival (Girlaner Kellerfest) is a successful event and a great occasion for experiencing the considerable size of the village under the ground.

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