The most beautiful trip destinations and sights in and around Sesto, the village of the Three Peaks in the Dolomites
The Three Peaks, the Sesto Sundial, Val Fiscalina, the churches and chapels in and around Sesto and the Rudolf Stolz Museum all belong to the holiday region’s most interesting attractions.
Breath-taking views of unique natural landmarks, as well as interesting cultural highlights await you in the Three Peaks region in the Dolomites. Here are several tips for excursions that need to be on your holiday list!
The Rudolf Stolz Museum displays over 160 pieces by the South Tyrolean artist over two exhibition rooms. Rudolf Stolz (1874 - 1960) was considered to be one of the most significant artists in Tyrol after Egger-Lienz. The majority of the museum’s exhibit consists of the artist’s sketched plans and designs for numerous frescoes as well as studies, watercolours and graphic pieces.
The Parish Church of Saints Pietro and Paulo was built in 1824-26. The valuable altarpieces were created by the Venetian painter C. Dusi, the ceiling paintings and Stations of the Cross are masterpieces by Albert Stolz. The cemetery is also worth visiting, where the graves of well-known Sesto mountaineers are to be found, as well as wood and sandstone sculptures by acclaimed South Tyrolean artists and impressive frescoes by the painter brothers, Ignaz, Albert und Rudolf Stolz ( Rodolf Stolz’s “Danse Macabre” is located at the cemetery’s entrance).
The Church of St. Giuseppe in Moso was first mentioned in documents in 1679. It is dedicated to St. Joseph and St. Martin. The paintings inside the little church are by the South Tyrolean painter Rudolf Stolz. The church’s bell tower was designed by the architect Clemens Holzmeister and added in 1925.
The Forest Chapel / Peace Chapel was built in just 14 days back in 1917 for the local population as their parish church had suffered severe damage during the First World War. Every Sunday service and holiday celebration was held in the forest chapel between 1917-1918. However, the chapel began to decay and was restored in 1974 as a result.
The Three Peaks are not only Val Pusteria's landmark but are also part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cima Grande is situated in the middle at 2,999 m next to the Cima Occidentale (2,973 m) and the Cima Piccola (2,857 m). The Three Peaks are a unique natural landmark and no holiday in South Tyrol would be complete without a trip there.
The Sesto Sundial consists of five Dolomite peaks: Cima Nove (nine), Cima Dieci (ten)(Croda Rossa di Sesto), Cima Undici (eleven), Cima Dodici (twelve) and Cima Uno (one). The famous sundial is considered to be a landmark for the Sesto holiday region. The natural phenomenon works as follows: during the winter solstice, the course of the sun from Moso matches the order of the peaks (at 12 o'clock the sun is just above Cima Dodici, at 1 pm it is above the summit of Cima Uno).
The 4.5 km long Val Fiscalina begins at Moso in Sesto and leads through the Three Peaks Nature Park to the Talschluss hut at its entrance. The valley has a unique, scenic beauty; picturesque larch meadows, lush flower meadows, dense woodland and the majestic peaks of the Sesto Dolomites form Val Fiscalina’s landscape.