Agriculture, crafts and tourism

For centuries, working life in Lungiarü revolved almost exclusively around traditional and alpine farming and village craft. In the past, many craftsmen were itinerary workers who travelled from door to door, while tools and materials were produced in the home: Almost nothing was imported. This evolved into a solid tradition of craftwork which was often passed down from father to son, and even to this day Lungiarü boasts companies that carry on this tradition.

Tourism has only become and economic factor in Lungiarü in the last 30 to 40 years. The accommodation on offer is within small buildings in the form of family businesses, a guarantee of a particularly warm, cordial relationship between owners and guests and sufficient to meet the needs of the small but fine summer and winter seasons.

When comparing the past with the present, the face of rural Lungiarü and its traditional cultivated landscape has changed over the years, but it has not lost its identity. This must remain the goal for the future: To work towards healthy, sustainable development so that the locals can continue to say: “I like it here, I want to stay here.”