Valtina

Valtina is the largest village after the main village of San Leonardo and is the birthplace of the ski racer Werner Heel.

Valtina is located on a sunny southern slope of the Val Passiria on an altitude of 1,362 m. It is the largest village after the main one that belongs to the municipality of San Leonardo in Passiria and is located about 8 km in the north-east of San Leonardo along the road to the Passo del Giovo. This road is particularly popular with motorcyclists in summertime. Valtina has got some 70 inhabitants, the most famous are the Landtag delegate Eva Klotz and the ski racer Werner Heel.

Agriculture has got an important role to play in Valtina, many farms date back to the 13th century. In summer the village is a popular starting point for hikes, such as to the Sailtalerjoch, further on to the Bärengrübl, to S. Anna and back to the village. In winter Valtina is only a stone’s throw away from the Racines-Giovo skiing area, offering 25 km of ski slopes. Furthermore the village and its surroundings offer cross-country ski trails as well as a children’s toboggan run, starting at the road to the Passo del Giovo.

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