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  • Scena Castle & The Mausoleum

    Scena Village

    Scena is a small village located at an altitude of 600 m asl. It benefits from the Mediterranean conditions, as it is located on slopes oriented towards south west. According statistics, Scena offers 2,000 hours of sun per year, ideal conditions for an unforgettable holiday as well as for hikes and mountain bike tours. Scena offers something for every taste, from pleasant walks on the Roggia di Scena (Waalweg) to the challenging tours to the Monte Cervina mountain. Moreover funiculars facilitate the ascend and make you enjoy high paths and walks on the alpine pastures.Also does Scena offer a series of events that also attract an international audience, such as the Südtirol Classic Oldtimer Rallye. The main attractions of the village are the Scena Castle, the Mausoleum, the Maria Assunta Parish Church and the S. Martino Church. All of the are situated in the middle of the village. 

    The Scena Castle

    Built around 1350 by Petermann von Schenna, during the time of Margarethe Maultasch, it is to Archduke John of Austria in particular that Schenna Castle owes its current prominence among the castles and palaces of South Tyrol.
    Several times, but especially through the beneficial efforts of the Counts zu Lichtenstein, the Castle was rebuilt and extended and furnished by Archduke John to meet 19th century standards of accommodation. Thus the Castle contains not only architectural and artistic treasures, but also evidence of lifestyle and decorative culture from four centuries: weapons from six centuriesthe largest private Andreas Hofer collectionpaintings by major European artistsportraits of notable personages from Tyrolean and Austrian historyfurniture and objects and a magnificent view of Schenna and Meran with its wonderful surroundings.

    OPENING TIME

    Tuesday – Friday
    regular guided tours at
    10.30, 11.30 am / 2.00, 3.00 pm
    Closed Saturday/Sunday/Monday

    The Mausoleum

    It is one of the first and most remarkable neo-Gothic religious buildings of the 19th century. Built of reddish sandstone according to the design of the Viennese architect, Professor Moritz Wappler, the artistic design is the work of local artists: brightly-coloured windows, a fanciful altar, numerous figures and the sumptuously decorated sarcophagus. Here at Archduke John’s side rests his beloved wife Anna, Countess of Meran – my “Zirkoon”, as he affectionately called her – and, in two separate graves, their only child Franz, Count of Meran, and his wife Theresa, Countess Lamberg 

    The Maria Assunta Parish Church and S. Martino Church

    The ancient Maria Assunta and the new parish church, the church consecrated to S. Martino and the hill on which these sacred buildings have been built can considered to be the symbol of the village. In the Maria Assunta Church we can find precious frescos of 1400 that have been laid open.
     

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