Mountain villages and urban life side by side
Holidays in Merano and Environs always have something new to offer. Each village in the surrounding countryside has its own character and the climate ranges from Alpine to Mediterranean, making the region rich in contrasts and full of surprises. There are many good reasons to visit Merano and Environs. Besides the large variety of leisure time activities, a wide spectrum of cultural events and 300 days of sunshine, Merano and Environs is especially known for its culinary specialities.
The surroundings or Merano are highly diversified. Its mild climate make palm trees, cypresses, grapevines and olive trees flourish, surrounded by a rather alpine landscape with rough mountain peaks, mixed forests and edelweiss.
Also the city itself multifaceted, standing out due to its wide range of offers regarding theatre, movies, music and exhibitions the whole year round. For those who love sports, there are competitions in the hippodrome of Maia Bassa, the thermal baths and of course the skiing area Merano 2000.
By the way: Avelengo near Merano is the home of the Haflinger horses, the famous blond horse breed.