About 3 km from the village centre of Tires, there is the picturesque late Romanesque chapel dedicated to St. Cyprian.
San Cipriano (St. Zyprian), located at approx. 1,070 m a.s.l., belongs to the municipal area of Tires al Catinaccio (Tiers am Rosengarten) and is the place where a beautiful little church is located. The St. Cyprian Chapel features a barrel vault, round apsis and a low tower.
The frescoes on the outer facade date back to the 17th century and illustrate the scene of the saving of the so-called “Platzlinder” meadow. While God throws lightnings towards the earth, Cyprian (Cipriano, in Italian) and Justina try to safe the meadow with the grazing cattle by protecting them with their mantle. The chapel is well-integrated into the landscape and is a popular photo motif with the Catinaccio Group in the background.
By the way, according to deliverances, the first inhabited centre was established in San Cipriano and not in the main place of Tires.
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