SANKT LEONHARD IN PASSEIER / SAN LEONARDO IN PASSIRIA
San Leonardo is the main town of the Val Passiria and lies in an idyllic position at the confluence of the rivers Passirio and Veltina at the foot of the road that leads up to the Passo Giovo. It is the border between the lower and upper Passeiertal valley and has a climate particularly suitable for those who want to spend an active holiday surrounded by lush landscapes.
No less important, here you can finally follow in the footsteps of freedom fighter Andreas Hofer. A South Tyrolean patriotic hero, he is remembered for leading the Tyrolean resistance in the battle against Napoleon in Bergisel, Austria. The Sandwirt farm, just before the village, is the birthplace of Andreas Hofer and now hosts the Passiria Museum. Among the symbolic buildings of San Leonardo are also the Masi dello Scudo and Castel Giovo.
The municipality of San Leonardo also includes the pretty village of Valtina, located directly on the road leading to Passo Giovo.
Not to be missed is the panoramic 18-hole golf course, right here in San Leonardo.