Alto Adige - South Tyrol Vacation Packages
Alto Adige is more often known by its German name, South Tyrol. It is a place of rich contrasts, with snow-covered mountains and Mediterranean landscapes. Go museum-hopping in the capital and discover quieter, more traditional Alpine villages.
This autonomous province speaks predominantly German, though Italian and Ladin are still commonly spoken. Bolzano is the largest city in the region and known for theaters, excellent restaurants and lively shopping districts. Browse the collections of the city’s esteemed Museion, which is widely regarded as one of the leading cultural attractions in the region. Admire the futuristic, glass cube-shaped building from outside and venture inside to survey artworks from respected international artists.
South Tyrol is in the northernmost part of Italy and is covered in part by the jagged, snowy peaks of the Dolomites mountain range. During winter, wrap up and speed down the slopes on skis or a snowboard. This area is also great for other outdoor activities, including mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, golf and fishing.
Take a guided tour of Castle Tyrol, located near Merano in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol. Among the most notable sights are a Bronze Age smelting furnace and a 12th-century circular wall, one of the oldest intact castle walls in Europe.
South Tyrolean cuisine is influenced by that of both Italy and Austria. Try typical dishes, such as canederli allo speck (dumplings with smoked ham) and krapfen (fried sweet dough pastry filled with jam).
Stay in Bolzano, the capital city of South Tyrol. Alternatively, find suitable accommodations in many other towns, such as Merano, Brunico and Egna. Fly into Bolzano Airport or ride a train from Venice. The South Tyrol capital is about 170 miles (270 kilometers) from Venice.
South Tyrol is a beautiful mountainous province that blends elements of Italian, German and Ladin cultures.