st pankraz ultental san pancrazio
st pankraz ultental san pancrazio

San Pancrazio

The village of San Pancrazio, situated at 735 m a.s.l., is the first village in the valley when coming from Lana

When you drive to the Val d'Ultimo from Lana, the first village you come across is San Pancrazio, located at an altitude of 735 m a.s.l. What you can see from afar is its mighty parish church and a 56 m high Gothic steeple, adorned with remarkable paintings and carved statues. Next to the church, there is the little S. Sebastiano chapel, which is by the way also a war memorial.

There is a story in the village, telling that in 1882 the Valsura was a raging current that took everything along that hadn't been screwed down, except the so-called “Häusl am Stein“, literally translated as the "house on the rock“. This single building was spared by the river and for this reason it is still there today. But don't worry, the Valsura river today is only a little mountain torrent that only accompanies your walks with a pleasant gurgling.
At the entrance of the village of San Pancrazio, there is Eschenlohe Castle, which is also known as Castel d'Ultimo. Also the S. Helena church is a popular excursion destination, it is located above the village. By the way, Josef Egger, who is one of the most significant historians of Tyrol, was born in San Pancrazio.

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