Everything comes together in Brunico. Here, where Valle Tures/Aurina and Val Badia merge with green Val Pusteria, here where the Aurina flows into the Rienza, here is where sophisticated flair meets original South Tyrol: in architecture, in culture and in the leisure activities on offer and - yes, the character of the people of Brunico also bears witness of this blending of cultures. Brunico Castle on its wooded hill and the Rainkirche church can be seen from afar. Visitors walking through one of the impressive city gates find themselves in the midst of hustle and bustle. Small shops alongside big name boutiques, cafés and vinothek wine bars line the long Via Centrale. Brunico, the heart of Val Pusteria, beats with an infectious vitality. In 2009 Brunico was awarded the title of most desirable small town in Italy with the highest rating of quality of life.