Holidays in South Tyrol: uniquely multifaceted
Between Alps and palms
Holidays in South Tyrol offer a world of possibility: soaking up the sun under the palms of Merano and environs, exploring the mountains of the rustic Val Pusteria/Pustertal Valley, visiting traditional villages and lively towns, the fascinating museums or spending active days in the great outdoors... Explore the land of opposites while indulging in relaxing spa holidays in South Tyrol!
Re-create yourself during holidays in South Tyrol
On the discovery of Italy’s northermost region
If you spend your holidays in South Tyrol, you have a choice between holidays in Val Venosta/Vinschgau, holidays in the Dolomites, holidays in Val Pusteria/Pustertal or holidays in Val Gardena/Grödnertal. Each region has its own traditions, assets and character. Holidays in Val Gardena/Grödnertal, for instance, take you right to the home of the traditional art of woodcarving. The language is also something you might notice during your holidays in South Tyrol’s Val Gardena/Gröden; the people here speak Ladin, a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect, which in South Tyrol is spoken only in Val Gardena/Gröden and Val Badia/Gadertal.
During your holidays in South Tyrol’s South and Merano/Meran and environs, on the other hand, you experience the Mediterranean side of this land. Here, the first trees and flowers are already in full bloom, while other parts of the region are still covered in snow. During holidays in South Tyrol’s South and Merano/Meran and environs, you enjoy the pleasant Mediterranean climate with warm days, mild evenings and refreshing nights.
Val Pusteria/Pustertal Valley between mighty Alps and magical Dolomites offers a range of spectacular views. The Dolomites with their trademark, the Three Peaks (Tre Cime/Drei Zinnen) in Sesto/Sexten, are a particularly good reason for nature friends and mountain enthusiasts to spend a spa holiday in South Tyrol. With their unique beauty, the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site are a remarkable sight to behold! No matter which destination you choose for your holidays in South Tyrol – whether you pick Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, Caldaro/Kaltern or Valle Isarco/Eisacktal – at one of the Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol you are all set for a deluxe spa holiday centred on wellness and wellbeing!
Culture and tradition
The South Tyrolean way of life
South Tyrol has a rich culture and tradition. During your holidays in South Tyrol, there are a great number of sights in Italy’s northernmost region for you to visit. If you love museums, you have come to the right place. Probably the most famous one is the South Tyrol Museum of Archaelogy in the capital Bolzano/Bozen; here you can visit Ötzi, the famous Iceman. The South Tyrolean Folklore Museum in Teodone/Dietenheim in Val Pusteria/Pustertal exhibits original farmhouses, artisanal worksites and local farm animals and exhibits how people used to live here in the mountains once upon a time. In San Martino in Badia/St. Martin in Thurn, in the heart of the Dolomites, you find the Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor, which is a must for culture fans during your holidays in South Tyrol, offering insight into the Ladin language, history and culture, legends and artisanal tradition. If you would like to find out more about local culture or museums, simply enquire at your hotel in South Tyrol. We are happy to help!
During your holidays in South Tyrol, do not miss to experience the region’s traditions up close. Visit the carnival parade in Termeno/Tramin, the “Witches’ dance” on Passo delle Erbe/Würzjoch, the so-called “Almabtrieb” (bringing down the cattle from the mountain pastures) in Valle Aurina/Ahrntal or the magical Christmas markets in November and December and immerse yourself in living tradition, local customs and traditions.