South Tyrol
South Tyrol

Magic landscape, cultural variety

Admit it: When thinking of South Tyrol you mainly associate it with… the legendary Dolomites, the fairytale (winter) worlds of the Alps, quaint mountain lakes, rushing waterfalls, vast Alpine pastures,  typical alpine specialities and traditional mountain villages. And yet the northernmost province in Italy boasts a further highlight: courtesy of the Mediterranean climate, the breathtaking landscape of our region is also shaped by high palm trees, cypresses, countless apple orchards and picturesque vineyards. After all, South Tyrol is a wine region that looks back on impressive 3,000 years of wine growing and carries you away into the world of fine wines! And what else? Well, there might be no sea, but you can find lots of bathing lakes which ensure water fun for both young and adults as well as an excellent water quality – such as the Issinger Weiher/Laghetto d’Issenga[1]  in our Pustertal/Val Pusteria valley[2].


For sports enthusiasts and culture lovers

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage is one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations that attracts an endless number of visitors to its magical landscape. Which is no coincidence, for here, where the German and Italian culture blend in perfect harmony, all kinds of activities delight families, sports and nature enthusiasts as well as culture vultures and food lovers. Those seeking an active holiday can explore the most hidden corners of South Tyrol by hiking, cycling, mountaineering and climbing in summer or skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter. And if you want to have a closer look at the local culture, you can delve deeper and deeper into the fascinating history of this castle-rich region or be enthralled by exciting exhibitions in more than 80 museums. Beyond that, the traditional villages – including 5 of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy – and many town festivals let you experience the local customs and traditions up close.


In between Alpine-Mediterranean flavours

Set off on a journey of discovery through the cuisine of South Tyrol. Our region is a melting pot of the German, Italian and Ladin culture, which is also reflected by its cuisine – diverse as the region itself. Authentic, local and fresh: whether it is a hearty Alpine, aromatic Mediterranean or a delightful and innovative fusion of both culinary traditions, the dishes are made from refined, fresh and seasonal, often home-grown, ingredients and served with heartfelt hospitality. But the best is yet to come as every vale features its own specialities and thus offers you to venture into a unique world of flavours. Asparagus from the locality of Terlan/Terlano, potatoes and cabbage from the Pustertal valley, chestnuts from the Eisacktal/Val d’Isarco valley, apricots from the Vinschgau/Val Venosta valley or strawberries from the Martelltal/Val Martello valley - enjoy the exceptional taste of South Tyrol!