The fifth season of the year
In autumn, when the days become shorter and nature turns golden, the Isarco Valley is home to the fifth season of the year: Törggelen. Now local hosts open the doors of their traditional inns and serve their guests tasty menus with home-made delicacies: barley soup, Schlutzkrapfen, dumplings, local meat, Surfleisch and Sauerkraut, pork chops and potato leaves (Kartoffelblattlen). To end on a sweet note, you can enjoy sweet filled krapfen (a tasty local speciality), roasted chestnuts and a glass of Vernaccia. Enjoy your meal!
Chiusa is also known as South Tyrol's Törggelen capital. Every year in September, the Isarco Valley opens the season with a traditional event: the "Gassltörggelen" Festival. For three Saturdays in a row, people celebrate the fifth season of the year with music, folk dancing, singing as well as with regional delicacies.
Hike and walking tours during the fall are particularly suggestive! After a pleasant Keschtenwanderung(chestnut hike) you can stop at a local inn and enjoy traditional Törggelen specialities accompanied by a good glass of South Tyrolean wine and a typical Marende with chestnuts.