Eppan Herbst Gleifkirche
Eppan Herbst Gleifkirche

Monte Calvario

The Calvario mountain rises high above the municipality of Appiano.

It is definitely an attraction. If you come to the centre of S. Michele, the church at the top of the green hill above the village immediately catches your eyes. If you would like to walk to this place, take the trail of the stations to the cross, taking you to the top. The green hill is called Calvario mountain, boasting several rare natural monuments.

Behind the church, the Adige glacier left some clear marks. One of this marks belongs to the most beautiful in the area of Bolzano. Moreover the moraines, that is to say remnants of the glacier, offer perfect conditions for vineyards, which today yield fruit in this region.

In certain areas, the glacier has formed the stones in such a way, that the so called “devil chairs” developed, characterised by a chair-like structure. A path leads you to these special rock formations. When the ice was melting, the snow-water flowed down, causing this special forming of the porphyry and stone sculptures like the “devil chairs” developed. Enjoy your trip to the Calvario mountain!

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