Merano di Leo-setä. Con licenza CC BY 2.0 tramite Flickr
Merano is an hour and a half’s drive from our apartments. The city has been inhabited since the 3rd millennium and has a beautiful mix of Italian and German-inspired architecture. You can catch regular trains to Bolzano and onto Merano from Malè station, which is a convenient 150m walk from our apartments!
It’s famous for its annual Christmas market and has more native German speakers than Italian ones!
- medieval city gates
- the Gothic St. Nicholas’ Church and St. Barbara’s Chapel (15th century)
- the Princely Castle (Landesfürstliche Burg), the once residence of Sigismund, Archduke of Austria
- Empress Elisabeth Park and beautiful stone bridges
- the Trauttmansdorff Castle and its gardens are located just outside town
Tourist information centre: Corso della Libertà, 45, Merano