Sella, a small but mighty village belonging to Termeno on the Wine Route, extends on a sunny plateau only a stone’s throw from Lake Caldaro.
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In the south of Termeno village, there is the component locality of Ronchi, whereas in the north there is Sella, extending on a sun-spoilt plateau at an altitude of 450 m asl, surveiling the Wine Route from a bird’s eye perspective. Particularly striking buildings are the S. Mauritius church. Its left nave has been built in Romanesque style, while the right nave boasts Gothic construction elements. The high altar, however, dates back to the year 1520 and has been decorated with paintings of Adam and Eva, a piece of art that was probably realised by Bartlmä Dill Riemenschneider. Numerous frescos and paintings dating back to the 14th and 15th century decorate the interior walls and facades.
In 1914 the little village was separated from the municipality of Cortaccia and joined Termeno. However, the locality of Sella is considered to have already existed in Antiquity and it is also presumed that the Romans appreciated the sun-spoilt position of the village. However, still today Termeno is one of the most famous vine-growing villages of the South Tyrolean Wine Route.