South Tyrol

The Vinschgau Valley: An Alpine Land of Charming Contrasts

The Northern Italian Vinschgau Valley: A Brief Overview South Tyrol’s Vinschgau Valley (Val Venosta in Italian) is certainly an area of contrasts. Each year, travellers flock to the region, but often for a wide variety of different reasons. For some, it’s the irresistible call of nature and that blissful sensation of escaping from it all; as the Vinschgau Valley has …

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Tauferer Ahrntal Valley: Exhilarating Alpine Adventures

Tauferer Ahrntal Valley: A Brief Overview The Tauferer Ahrntal Valley, homeland of the famous mountaineer, Hans Kammerlander, is unsurprisingly a terrain filled with scenery of the more dramatic kind; soaring alpine peaks, endless green meadows, glaciers and forests. It’s a landscape that is sure to appeal to the adventurous at heart, and keen hikers will no doubt be delighted by …

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Vines, Wines and Alpine Appeal: Southern South Tyrol

Southern South Tyrol: A Brief Overview The southern area of South Tyrol encompasses the very best of natural alpine scenery and Mediterranean ambiance; making it one of the most popular hiking destinations in the continent. The trails themselves offer the opportunity to wind through lush meadows, past glacial lakes and mountain ranges and through dense forests; and the cities, towns …

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Alpine Hiking for all Abilities in Passeiertal Valley

Passeiertal Valley: A Brief Overview Passeiertal Valley (Val Passiria in Italian), starting at the historic spa town of Merano and winding a trail right through the spectacular peaks of the Oetztal, Stubaier and Sarntaler Alps, is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest locations for hikers in the region. Of course, South Tyrol in general, with its verdant meadows, …

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Fresh Air, Healing Waters and Literary Lives in Merano (Meran)

Merano (Meran): A Brief Overview Often celebrated for its thermal waters, the picturesque town of Merano (Meran), which is set at the entrance to the Vinschgau Valley (Val Venosta) and the Passeiertal Valley (Val Passiria), has long been popular with travellers seeking respite, relaxation and solace in nature. Merano is the Italian name; Meran is the German name of the …

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Alpine Action: Hikes & Bikes in Valle Isarco (Eisacktal Valley)

Valle Isarco / Eisack Valley: A Brief Overview The Northern Italian Eisack Valley (Valle Isarco) has, over the years, developed a formidable reputation as being one of Europe’s prime locations for activity-based holidays. The mountain valleys and peaks provide the perfect environment for magnificent mountain hiking in the warmer months, and with its numerous challenging trails, it’s also a popular …

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Family Fun, Action Adventures & Walking in Bressanone (Brixen)

Bressanone (Brixen): A Brief Overview As with many other cities and towns in the region, the ancient city of Bressanone (Brixen in German) is predominantly German speaking; with a personality that is quintessentially Alpine in essence, with a sprinkling of Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. The city is officially South Tyrol’s oldest, and has an atmospheric medieval quarter with …

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Bozen (Bolzano): A Baroque City Beside the Scenic Dolomites

Bozen (Bolzano): A Brief Overview The mostly German speaking city of Bolzano (Italian), or Bozen (German) as it is more commonly called by the locals, is nestled within the glorious mountain backdrop of northern Italy. Flanked by the dramatic Dolomites and the vineyards and woodlands of verdant South Tyrol, it’s often recognised as the ‘capital of the Alps’, making it …

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Can You Guess? Which European city is one of the best Christmas destinations in the world?

In 2010, CNN GO ranked this city among the world’s top 10 Christmas destinations and NEWSMAX classed it among the top five places to spend yuletide. Last year, Sympatico.ca Travel included the city among its top five places for a traditional Christmas experience and over the years, Travel + Leisure magazine has, at least three times, recommended visiting this city …

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