Where Mediterranean atmosphere is entwined with a fascinating Alpine world you can find an exclusive vacation paradise: Merano. Its elegant buildings and beautiful gardens and parks help make the town truly unique in the whole Alpine region. Merano is a very therapeutic city, not only for the body but also for the spirit. You can stroll peacefully along the nature walks enjoying freshly blooming magnolias in the air, just like the Austrian Princess Sissy did once upon a time. In the distance you can see snow capped mountains that will make your heart melt together with architecture from another era, sublime culinary delights and one-of-a-kind cultural events. For those who think vacation is synonymous to physical activity this place is exactly what you need! You can go hang gliding, mountain climbing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, play tennis, play golf, go riding, go swimming, rafting, kayaking... Aside from being an old time health spa city, Merano is also an important city for the arts: figurative art, literature, music, and theatre. And to top it off there is the variety of the culinary delights from refined high-end Italian dishes to traditional Tyrolean specialties accompanied by a flute of Prosecco or a full-bodied red, Lagrein.