Blue Gold, picturesque streets, traditions & old customs, 3 museums and … plenty of character!
In Parcines/Partschins, Rablà/Rabland and Tel/Töll, there’s no way to get bored: a bounty of cultural heritage lies waiting to be discovered!
The Parchines Cascades, (also referred to as Blue Gold) is the symbol of the village and also happens to be the highest waterfall in South Tyrol. The quaint alleys and old buildings are set in a picturesque landscape. Within the old walls lie so many hidden tales going back to the origins of the village. And then there are the local inhabitants, with some typical personalities among them. Those living in such places abide by a way of life rooted in old traditions.
Each of the three villages has its own museum with a special focus. These are interesting and unique in their particular way. One of these is dedicated to Peter Mitterhofer, inventor of the typewriter. Born and bred in Parcines, he lived and worked here throughout his life. History is revived in the collection of this special museum.
Living customs & traditions handed down from one generation to another: what better way of keeping alive a communal sense of history and identity.
Like almost everywhere else, even here the trappings of modernity have also made their inroads. Yet there are still those who are still abide by the old traditions. Working the land as they did in the olden days, these characters most certainly have some interesting stories to share!
Traditions even extend to meals and eating habits and during Lent there are those who abstain from eating meat on Fridays. The locals usually don traditional attire during festivities and formal functions such as funerals. Various cultural associations see to it that their valuable heritage and its value system are preserved.
We cherish our culture, traditions, our way of life and the little things that distinguish us as a people and a community.