GMT +1 hour
Surrounded by snowy peaks in South Tyrol, the pretty town of Merano has a long history of wellness. Its pure mountain air and thermal springs have attracted visitors in search of a therapeutic break since the mid-19th Century. A mild year-round climate with 300 days of sunshine a year and breathtaking Alpine scenery make it an ideal destination for relaxation, exploration, and hiking or cycling holidays.
This idyllic town is set close to the Austrian border and offers a charming blend of Austrian architecture and Italian style. Rolling hills are carpeted with vineyards and apple orchards; beautiful Mediterranean gardens lie beneath snow-capped mountains; and the town's historic centre is home to designer shops and traditional boutiques.