The country of Resia is located just over 1 km away from the Austrian border, at an altitude of 1.508 meters above sea level, and thus serves as a direct passage between the Austrian Tyrol and South Tyrol. The Resia Mountain Pass was already in Roman times an important passage on the north-south route through the Alps. Resia, the country on the border, experienced a similar fate as the neighbouring old Curon. The name “Resia” dates back to an ancient farm in the area. Most of the old town of Resia was, like Curon herself, submerged by water when the artificial lake was built in 1950.