translates into untouched nature
in South Tyrol
, a holiday in its purest form. There are not a lot of valleys left in South Tyrol or indeed in the Alpine region that have been spared from huge hotel resorts, modern architecture, lift facilities and deforested woodlands for ski pistes. Lüsen is one of the few that has escaped this development so far. So-called metal and cement monsters have been refused entry into this hiking valley
, which is the home to the song thrush, goldfinch and robin and where old farmhouses embellish the village and the fragrance of hay can be enjoyed in every corner. The valley does not avail of a public outdoor swimming pool, but instead offers a family-orientated natural swimming pond
, fed by the spring water from the Lüsneralm. There is no disco or pub, but local traditional music
instead, using the alphorn, zither and accordion – a great passion of the Lüsen inhabitants, who prefer to wear traditional costumes rather than classy suits. Traditions are usually lived
...and in Lüsen, time seems to have stood still. Visitors in the valley will find themselves in this time-warped part of the world … and in the midst of the untouched nature in South Tyrol.