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!

Top Attractions:

  • 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