The Kronplatz Holiday Region in South Tyrol-Südtirol – the northernmost region of Italy – comprises a unique, astonishingly varied landscape mixture. It extends from the western part of the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley through the Valle Aurina-Ahrntal as far as the Valle Anterselva-Antholzertal and the Valle di Casies-Gsieser Tal, and it reaches to the south as far as the Val Badia-Gadertal. While in the north, the high mountains of the main ridge of the Alps call out for mountain climbers, mountain bikers, cable climbers, and in the winter for ski tourers, that also occurs in the southeast from the legendary, majestic “pale peaks” of the Dolomites, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site. And those who prefer to experience nature in a gentle way go on a voyage of discovery by strolling, hiking, or cycling through the Val Pusteria, exploring its side valleys with the villages so filled with tradition, or visiting Brunico-Bruneck.
Yes, the Kronplatz Holiday Region is quite the active place. The area does in fact get its name from South Tyrol-Südtirol’s number one ski mountain, and it is famous far and wide as THE winter destination. And that is not just because of its total of three ski areas, which include not only the Plan de Corones-Kronplatz, but also the Speikboden and the Klausberg. But it is also extremely inviting throughout the entire year to get closer to the fresh, green, Alpine environment. Three nature parks extend a thousand adventures of the mountain world, its waters, and its flora and fauna out to visitors.
The residents of the Val Pusteria and its side valleys Val Casies, Valle Anterselva, Valle Aurina and Val Badia are proud to present their identity here in its full variety, with the numerous customs, the cultural events, and the culinary treats, no matter whether they are of German, Italian, or Ladin cultural origin. And the different traditional costumes and handicrafts also reflect this, as does the cuisine which is renowned beyond all borders – the local Val Pusteria and Ladin fare combined with the Mediterranean influence.