Deeply rooted, centuries-old tradition South Tyrol – the place is steeped in (his)stories up and down the land!
They may be found in the language, architecture and cuisine. In the landscape and in artisanal crafts. Some customs in South Tyrol are still practised today just as they were 100 years ago. Some have faded over the course of time, but their traces are still visible. Jolly street festivals, a variety of events focussing on wine, top-class music weeks and dance festivals, rustic farmers' markets and village fetes are traditional in South Tyrol and provide entertainment, adventure and education each year again and again! In this category, you can read about what makes South Tyrol's culture so unique and interesting.
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The small country of South Tyrol boasts an impressive number of 800 fortresses and castles: an excellent motivation for having a closer look at the witnesses of long gone times. The museums inside, the splendid gardens outside and the hikes around South Tyrol’s historic castles (or their remnants) are ideal destinations for informative (holiday) ...
Towns of true character
Mountains, orchards, vineyards: when we think of South Tyrol, these are probably the first images that spring to mind. But why should this be? In these eight towns and cities of South Tyrol can be sensed the Italian flavour that cannot be found in the more rural areas. This is where the best of two cultures comes together: the “vita italiana” and ...
A city holiday in South Tyrol
Get to know the country, its people and culture
South Tyrol’s orchards and vineyards, its Alpine meadows, forests and rocky peaks wait to be explored … and so do the cities of this beautiful little country. There are eight of them, one in each holiday area – and the Eisack valley even boasts three of them! The majestic flair of the spa town of Meran, the ancient town walls of medieval Glurns or ...
It’s party time!
The ultimate top events in South Tyrol
Obviously, going for a holiday in South Tyrol means mountains, nature, exercise and relaxation! Our little province provides plenty of that. But, let's be honest, holidays should involve a little partying, too! South Tyrol's top events – along with its traditional village festivals – are perfect for doing this. The (inter)national fetes and ...
The Christmas market stereotypes
Which one are you? It's that time of year again: the villages and towns of South Tyrol are decked out for a month and a half with fairy lights, fleecy bearskin hats, all sorts of traditional items and home-made treats. And with 'Speck'! And apple strudel! And mulled wine! They're all part and parcel of it. There's nothing like a good cliché, ...
Where autumn is at home – 10 tips for this colourful season in Valle Isarco
Autumm in South Tyrol really scores highly on the prettiness front: with mild temperatures, golden sun-lit mountains, colourful scenery and culinary delights. Valle Isarco manages to do it all in one! We have ten tips for your holiday in Valle Isarco that will turn autumn into your favourite season in South Tyrol! #1 Törggelen – culinary treats, a ...
Hot tips that are a breath of fresh air – the summer highlights in Val Venosta
Views of mountains, valleys and glaciers, sweet and fruity temptations and sporting challenges make sun-drenched Val Venosta a great destination for an action-packed, enjoyable and cultural holiday – especially in summer. That´s because its pleasantly mild climate, teamed with a fascinating variety of landscapes, just invite you to jump right ...
Sweet summer highlights in Bolzano and environs!
The scents of the south in the mountains – wild jasmine and mountain meadows. Beautiful flowers of all shades contrast with the vigorous summer green of the landscape, criss-crossed by walking boots and bike tyres zoom. This is summer in the south of South Tyrol - and here are ten experiences that are al an absolute must! #1 The Grand Canyon of ...
10 must-dos for springtime in Meran
Spring has sprung! Pale-pink apple blossom embraces Meran with its scents, while humming and twittering sounds are everywhere to be heard. And, what with the urge to explore and the joys of spring, it can be difficult when on holiday to choose between culture, nature or leisure. So below we have listed the ten absolute must-dos for spring in ...
It's worth staying with a 'small' host at Easter
Every year it comes round again. No, we're not talking about Christmas, but still about new life and awakening. The resurgence of nature, life and Jesus Christ. Easter is nearly upon us! When crocuses and snowdrops follow Jesus' example and rise up and strive for heaven, the result is a real festival of colour! Cause for a holiday in South Tyrol – ...
Farewell to winter
The 3 must-see carnival parades in South Tyrol The original idea behind Carnival was to drive out winter. In villages up and down the land, people meet, walk through the streets together and focus on ancient customs in order to drive away the cold, dark time of year along with all its demons, and to awaken the spring and bring fertility back to ...
3 more hot tips for winter in South Tyrol!
Kli-Kla-“Klöckeln“ Tip number 4: Strange apparitions in Sarentino Valley What would you do if a group of odd characters in disguise brandishing accordions, chains, bells and all sorts of loud instruments turned up on your doorstep one Thursday evening before Christmas? Throw in a curious couple in costume introducing themselves as “Zußlmandele“ ...