Chiusa is a picturesque medieval town in the southern Valle Isarco, it is located in the heart of South Tyrol. The sunny town is immersed in vineyards and chestnut groves and rich of history and culture. A great place to spend your holidays, all year round.
The surrounding landscape is characterised by lush forests, alpine pastures and majestic mountain peaks as well as by typical villages with their high church spires, by castles and farms. The natural scenery includes also the Alpi Sarentine on one side and the Dolomites on the other.
Chiusa is a romantic place with picturesque alleys and decorative façades. Starting in the early medieval times, the town hosted transients travelling on the post road from the Brennero to the South. In time it became the place to be for artists and poets as for example Albrecht Dürer, a painter, printmaker and theorist of the German Renaissance, who dedicated a portrait to the town.
Chiusa is fascinating for its beauty and its modest size, for its unspoken elegance and its timeless appeal.
For historical reasons, in South Tyrol there are three official languages spoken: Italian, German and Ladin. Thus, you will find three versions of many geographical names. Examples:
Italian: Chiusa Valle Isarco
German: Klausen Eisacktal
Ladin: Tluses Val dl Isarch