The Gilf Promenade
The Gilf Promenade
Created between 1871 and 1885, the Gilf Promeade begins at the 17th century Roman Bridge, the oldes bridge over the Passer River. It extends on both sides oft he river, connecting with the Winter and the Summer Promenade, and leads upwards to Via Zenoberg and the Tappeiner Trail.

The sheltered location oft he Gilf Promade an the microclimate that has developed in the ravine, have created a botanical garden with lush vegetation.

Things to see

1. The Ponte Romano
The Steinerner Steg or Ponte Romano is where the Winter and Summer promenades end, and where the Gilf Promenade begins. This, the oldest bridge over the Passer River, was built in the 17th century to replace a medieval wooden structure that linked Maia Alta to the town center. The Steinerner Steg is often erroneously called "Ponte Romano", probably on account of its apparently Roman or ancient construction method. 

2. The Plant figures
The frameworks for these green sculptures were made in the municipal smithy and then artistically filled by the town's own gardeners with various mosses, ferns and cushion plants. Next to Atlas holding the Earth on his shoulders, to an eagle and a snake, a woodpecker adorns a cedar and makes for a valuable store of raw materials for fellow members of its species to build nests. 

3. The Gilf Gorge

The origin of the Gilf Gorge is closely connected to an enormous landslip in the Naif Valley. The Passer River was diverted along the side of the valley and, over thousands of years, formed a new path through the rocks. Today the Gilf Gorge presents an impressive show of nature: just five minutes from the town center, the Passer roars through the narrow ravine, a testament to the enormous power of the elements that created it. 

4. The Walk of Poets
In 1997, the Italian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli inscribed excerpts from poems by German or Italian authors into the benches along the Gilf Promenade. Quotations appear from the works of poets like Christian Morgenstern and Rainer Maria Rilke, as well as selected verses by the likes of Giuseppe Conte, Antonio Manfredi, and many others.