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.

“Nowhere else has quite the mix of incredible culture, history and food. I love wandering around Italian villages and cities, soaking up the atmosphere, admiring the buildings and marvelling at the fact people actually live in them. Who hasn’t wished, at least once, that they were born Italian?” - Simon Reeve

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