Welcome to South Tyrol – Italy at its best, with more than an added dash of alpine influence.

Italy at its best, with more than an added dash of Alpine influence.

The beautiful South Tyrol boasts a vast range of summer activities such as climbing, Nordic walking, hiking, mountain biking, wild swimming and even horse riding on indigenous Haflinger ponies – all set against the breath-taking, UNESCO World Heritage Site Dolomite Mountains. The Dolomites are the highest coral reef in the world; formed 90 million years ago they are widely regarded as one of the world’s most attractive mountain landscapes.

The region is Italy’s most northerly province, and has a varied landscape ranging from Alpine meadows and mountains to vineyards and Mediterranean palms, making it one of the world’s best adventure playgrounds and the perfect summer holiday destination. South Tyrol offers 13,000km of natural tracks that visitors can either walk or hike, and cyclists can also tour the Sella Ronda on two wheels - circumnavigating the Sella Massif in just one day.

Add to that 300 days of sunshine a year, a delicious culinary offering fusing Italian and Alpine flavours, quality regional wines and a fantastic spa tradition, and it’s clear to see why South Tyrol really is Italy with a twist.

Enjoy the very best of winter in South Tyrol

Level with the white pinnacles of the Dolomites, your face turned towards the winter sun, a menu lying on your table - perhaps dumplings, perhaps spaghetti? - with a glass of fine South Tyrolean wine to go with it. Then it's off down the perfectly groomed slopes, with snow guaranteed. In the evening you can enjoy a sledge ride by moonlight, joining many South Tyroleans indulging in their local sport. While winter sports are the main event in the resorts from the Dolomites in the east to the Ortler in the west, south of Bolzano winters are pleasantly mild and visitors can enjoy long walks and plenty of relaxation in the charming winegrowing villages.

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