Cortaccia sulla strada del vino (Kurtatsch an der Weinstraße in German and Cortaccia on the Wine Route in English) is a small town in the province of Bolzano, set in a wonderful and picturesque landscape, characterised by regular rows of vines, behind protected by snowy peaks. The place name derives from the Latin word "curtis" and is documented for the first time already in the VI century.
Due to its geographical position, this area was inhabited since the Bronze Age. In the historical town centre it is possible to admire both beautiful residences and typical masi (farms).
Many and really interesting excursions can be enjoyed, either on foot or by mountain bike, along the Route of Wine, or the mountain paths or from a farm to another one.
- the Church of San Vigilio;
- the small Church of San Nicolò, in the district of Penone, built in the XIV century; inside there is a fine sandstone altar;
- the small Church of San Giorgio, in the district of Corona;
- the small Church of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, in the distric of Favogna di Sopra;
- Ulmburg Castle, in Favogna di Sopra;
- Turmhof Castle, in the district of Niclara, owned to Tiefenbrunner family;
- Voldersberg Castle, in the district of Penone, built in the XVI century by Truefer family;
- the giant redwoods, planted in 1908 in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph;
- the Regenstein, or crying stone.