San Giorgio

The round church of San Giorgio represents an impressive sacred building nestling among fruit orchards and is the eye catcher of the village.

The hamlet of San Giorgio is located at 716 m asl above the village and offers a great panorama view on Merano and environs. From March to November a shuttle service runs between Scena and San Giorgio.

The eye-catcher of San Giorgio is undoubtedly its round church dating back to the 12th and 13th century, which bases on the castle chapel of Castel Scena, also called Castle of San Giorgio. The church boasts frescoes of the 14th century, which also illustrate the martyrium of S. George. Also the Gothic winged altar attracts the visitors’ attention. By the way, only the donjon of Castel Scena, called “Ulenturm“, is left today.

Moreover San Giorgio offers possibilities for hikes, above the village for instance there is the Roggia di Scena, a popular promenade. This promenade can for example also combined with a visit to the Vernaun and Goyen castles.

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