The High Apple Plateau of Naz-Sciaves:
Follow the scent of flowers
Our high plateau, at the very heart of South Tyrol, will enchant you. The Naz-Sciaves High Apple Plateau lies at 730 to 890 m above sea level and it represents the northernmost apple cultivation zone in Italy. No matter where you are from, it’s highly probable that you have already tasted at least one of our apples. Due to the sunny local conditions, over 11,000 tonnes of this juicy fruit are annually harvested, mainly the varieties Jonagold, Elstar, Golden Delicious and Gala. In spring, when the apple trees come out in bloom, the countryside changes into a vast, pastel-coloured sea of flowers. In autumn, when the ripe juicy apples are picked from the trees, we celebrate the fruit and the harvesting with well-attended festivals. If you visit us in spring, you can catch an all-pervasive sweet, delicate fragrance released into the air from the extensive apple orchards spread all across the mountain plateau.
A Feast of Nature throughout the year
Even though the Naz-Sciaves High Apple Plateau may be characterized by its delicious fruit, it should not be forgotten that it is as well a renowned winegrowing district. You will experience a lovely alternation of original pine forests, idyllic vineyards and apple orchards, as well as frequently interspersed, stately chestnut trees. The chestnuts themselves will play a main role at the “Törggelen“, the traditional autumnal tasting of the new wine along with a hearty meal and roast chestnuts. The close link between cultivated landscape and nearly untouched nature is one of the most outstanding features of our holiday area, widely appreciated by many visitors who have remained loyal to our house over the years.
Plenty of cultural-historical highlights
The peaceful and sunny heart of the Naz-Sciaves High Apple Plateau, located between the rivers Isarco and Rienza, stretches along the pretty villages of Sciaves/Schabs, Naz/Natz, Rasa/Raas, Fiumes/Viums and Aica/Aicha, each of them in the midst of orchards. In addition to the most striking natural beauty, there are many sights of cultural interest as well, such as the gothic Parish Church of St. Philip and James in Naz or the Rudolf Bacher Museum, the Church of St. Maddalena in Fiumes or St. Nicholas in Aica with its ancient frescoes. There is a lot to discover!