Campo Tures (Sand in Taufers in German) is a village in Trentino Alto Adige, located in Val di Tures. The village is divided into several sub-districts, among which are Molini di Tures (Mühlen), small agglomerate of residence, and Caminata (Kematen). There is also Moritzen, the old center with the church dedicated to Saint Maurice. Along Campo Tures flows the Aurino stream. Near the village are the waterfalls of Riva (Reinbachfälle), which can be visited by taking a light stroll in the woods, starting from the Winkel bath.
While "Field" is the Italianization of the German Sand (which actually means "sand, arena"), the name "Tures" (Taufers) is attested for the first time around 1050-1060 as Tufres, Tuvers, Tufers, Touveres and Taufers, with the meaning of "ravine". Sand itself is attested in 1410 as am Sant and in 1439 as am Sandt in Tawffers, while the Tauferer Feld (Tures Plans) appear in 1334 as Touvererfeld and in 1360 as Taufferser feld. Ultimately the literal translation of Sand in Taufers would be "sand of Tures" which would indicate that the area was an alluvial plain and that the Aurino stream was usually flooded by the area.
The country's history is closely linked to the medieval lords of Taufers, whose most well-known representative was Hugo von Taufers, who was particularly linked to King Rodolfo I of Habsburg. The house was lazy at the church and feudate of the bishopric princes of Bressanone. Between 1908 and 1957 the town was connected to Bruneck via the Brunico-Campo Tures railway. Noteworthy is the Neumelans residence, at the entrance of the village, a late-Renaissance construction of 1582-83, erected by Hans Fieger, who was the mining judge of the area, and then owned by the patriarchal families of Zeiller, Ottenthal and finally Schober . Since 1989, the Tauferer Musikwoche, a biennial event of classical music, was created by Cosentino Mario Russo and directed by 1993 until 1993.
The village is one of the most beautiful castles of the Alpine arch, the Tures (Burg Taufers) castle, where many exhibitions are held throughout the year, in addition to guided tours to the castle. In it, in 1972, he was filmed The Best Night of My Life by Ettore Scola, protagonist Alberto Sordi, while in 1999 were filmed some scenes of television fiction The Wings of Life. Two kilometers beyond the village of Campo Tures, you will find the Speikboden ski resort, which lies along the side of Mount Spico. The ski lifts include two eight-seater cabins and three four-seat chairlifts, as well as other small beginner facilities.
As far as craftsmanship is concerned, it is important to know that the production of typical furniture and furnishings are typical of the countryside.
Campo Tures was also the location of the first chapter of fiction on Channel 5 Wings of Life, directed by Stefano Reali.
Municipality of Campo Tures / Sand in Taufers
Province of Bolzano / Bozen
Trentino-Alto Adige Region
Population: 5.390 (3.298 in the village)
Altitude centre: 864 m s.l.m.
the Municipality is part of:
Paesi Bandiera Arancione
Comunità Montana Valle Pusteria
Protected natural areas:
Ahrntal Alderwood Biotope
Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
Via Municipio 8 - Tel. 0474-677555
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