Glurns/Glorenza is the smallest city in South Tyrol. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in Italy and fascinates visitors with its medieval atmosphere.
Founded some 700 years ago, Glurns has played an important role as a fortress and trading centre over the centuries. A completely preserved city wall with three defiant towers still surrounds and protects this picturesque medieval town. The Schluderns gate tower illustrates the history of Glurns. On the Mühlbach river, which branches off from the Etsch river, there is also a historic town mill.
Although this town in Vinschgau valley is dominated by the Medieval, art is also a high priority here. Since 2011 a permanent exhibition about the Glurns born cartoonist and draftsman Paul Flora has been housed in the church tower.
In the midst of this historic environment, visitors will find a modern building just outside the city walls, a 13 by 13 meter cube. It is the headquarters of PUNI, the first whisky distillery in Italy, built in 2012 by architect Werner Tscholl.
Glurns leaves a mark for its history and architecture and is therefore represented by "I Borghi più belli d'Italia" - Italy's most beautiful towns - an association that aims at valorizing small towns' historical and artistic value.