In 1189 bishop Corrado of Trento founded the settlement “Burgum novum Egne”. In the 13th century it was destroyed by an inundation and afterwards rebuilt. In the Middle Ages Egna or Neumarkt (“new market”) became a prospering and successful market town. The prosperity of those centuries is still visible today: old residences and internal courts as well as the popular arcades built from 1300 till 1600 decorate the historic core of the village. For good reason the township recently was nominated as “Il borgo più bello d’Italia” and is now part of the “most beautiful villages of Italy”. Moreover the idyllic and medieval township served as scenery for different movies. Today Egna has around 5.200 residents; a big part of the unsettled area belongs to the Trudner Horn Nature Park. A Mediterranean climate gives the place a special flair. The village borders to the biotope of Castelfeder, a recreation area with a particular vegetation, where prehistoric, roman and early medieval settlement traces have been found. The surroundings offer a great variety of hiking and excursion possibilities, like the area of the famous “Bletterbach” at Aldino (South Tyrol’s largest gorge) or the Val die Fiemme, the picturesque village of Montagna or the lake Caldaro. Another possibility is the itinerary along the river Adige, perfect for walks and extensive bicycle tours, leading you all the way to Verona. For those who like skiing, the Val di Fiemme provides different ski regions. Egna and its surroundings are distinguished by several places of interest such as the castle ruin Kaldiff from the 12th century, the two parish churches, the hospice for pilgrims in the fraction of San Floriano or the museum for quotidian culture. Weekly markets, flea and farmers markets, the Christmas market with its live nativity scene - they all invite to discover local products and traditions. Every year in the month of August the village hosts the famous Festival of the Arcades. The area around Egna is also known for the delicious “Blauburgunder” or Pinot noir, a wine which can be savoured during the “Blauburgundertage”, a popular wine event in spring.