Maranza in Gitschberg-Jochtal
The sun-soaked plateau of Maranza is situated at an altitude of 1400 meters and is part of the municipality of Rio Pusteria. The village enjoys a convenient and easily accessible location, just 20 minutes from the Bressanone highway exit. Maranza is renowned for its untouched natural beauty, magnificent mountains, and the unique ski slopes of Gitschberg.
Nearby, you'll also find Valles with the ski slopes of Jochtal. These ski areas are interconnected, forming the Gitschberg Jochtal ski region.
From Maranza, you can reach the pristine Val di Altfassa on foot or by mountain bike, featuring rustic huts and the three Seefeld lakes, located at elevations between 2276 and 2502 meters.
The church of Maranza is dedicated to St. James, which is why the South Tyrolean Jakobsweg pilgrim's path leads from Vintl to Maranza and via Mühlbach to the monastery of Neustift.