The Santa Croce parish church as well as the so-called “Apfelexpress” provide Lana di Mezzo with a distinctive design.
As you might probably guess from the Italian name, Lana di Mezzo is located between Lana di Sotto and Lana di Sopra. Its Santa Croce parish church was built in the 40s of the 20th century. Our insider’s tip: listen to the special sound of the huge bell of the church tower, which weighs 6,248 kg. Another sacred building hides in Lana di Mezzo, which is the S. Pietro church, a Gothic construction with Baroque elements.
As far as walks are concerned we particularly recommend you the Brandis promenade, connecting Lana di Sopra with Lana di Sotto, passing also by the Lanegg convent. However, an attraction is also the electric locomotive of the local train that was brought on steam in 1913, exhibited at the bridge Ponte dell’Adige along the Adige river. Not only the locomotive, but also the bridge have recently been restored and are worth a visit.
The so-called “Apfelexpress“ (apple express) was mainly meant for the transport of local fruit and was constructed by Luis Zuegg, probably the most famous citizen of Lana di Mezzo. Zuegg, however, is not only famous for his pioneering inventions in funicular engineering, but also for the Zuegg enterprise he founded together with his brother, meant to process local fruit, producing jam.
Still today the company is in family property.