During holiday on the sunny side of Val Venosta, you can explore forts, follow the Waalwege irrigation canals, and sample elegant wines and local asparagus. Marvel at the impressiveSchloss Juval, the summer residence of Reinhold Messner, as well as the Schloss Kastelbell. These imposing castles seem to loom over the villages of Castelbello/Kastelbell and Ciardes. Follow the historic irrigation channels, known locally as “Waalwege”, to magnificent views of the Dolomites and Ortles/Ortler Alps. Afterwards, sample the region’s culinary delights including apples, wine and asparagus, all of which thrive in the region’s climate.