Santa Maddalena Funes, South Tyrol

Going to the village of Santa Maddalena.

Going to the village of Santa Maddalena.

Arrived at the village of Santa Maddalena.

Arrived at the village of Santa Maddalena.

Village of Santa Maddalena is located in the rear part of the Funes valley at 1.339m above sea level and has about 370 inhabitants.

Village Centre of Santa Maddalena

Village Centre of Santa Maddalena

Walking around the village.

Walking around the village.

Walking to the Church of St. Johann

Walking to the Church of St. Johann

Church of St. Johann

The pretty little church of St. Johann

The Baroque, onion-domed Church of St. Johann in Ranui was built in 1744 and dedicated to Saint Johann Nepomuk Bohemia (1345 – 1393).

The entrance façade and altar of Church of St. John.

The entrance façade and altar of Church of St. John.

Left the Church of St. Johann.

Left the Church of St. Johann.

After the St. Johann church, I passed through a kind farmer’s farm, and enjoyed some hiking on the narrow path.

Farmer's house in the area.

Farmer’s house in this area.

The meadow of Santa Maddalena

The meadow of Santa Maddalena

Valley of Funes

Valley of Funes

Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Walking to the church of St. Mary Magdalene

Walking to the church of St. Mary Magdalene

 The church of Santa Maddalena is the symbols of the Val di Funes.

The church of Santa Maddalena is the symbols of the Val di Funes.

The church dedicated to St. Magdalene is located in a place where sacrifices to the pagan gods took place, probably since prehistoric times. The first building is mentioned in the chronicles of the year 1394, of which only the church tower remains.

The Façade of the church.

The Façade of the church.

The ceiling of the church

The ceiling of the church

The altar of the church

The altar of the church

The interior of the church is characterized by Baroque elements. The altar shows St. Magdalene, to her sides the sculptures of Saint Peter, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist and Saint Jerome.

View from the front of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

View from the front of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

The village is really tranquil. But  I have to go to the next destination Bolzano.

Flowers found in the village of Santa Maddalena.

Flowers found in the village of Santa Maddalena.

 

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