Holidays in Merano & Environs: Relaxing vacation days in Verano

Holidays in Merano & Environs

Verano is a sunny mountain village on a plateau high above the famous spa town of Merano. The village lies at Monzoccolo, which with its beautiful hiking trails and splendid destinations offers the best conditions for a relaxing holiday in Merano & Environs. Those looking for relaxation, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts in the scenic area will find plenty of opportunities. Lush green meadows cover the gentle hills, and in the summer, the fragrance of freshly cut grass is in the air. The small community of Verano has preserved its originality. In the morning you will be awakened by the singing of the birds and in the evening the setting sun creates impressive colour effects in the natural environment.

Leisure activities for all ages

Leisure activities for all ages

During your holidays in Merano & Environs, there are numerous leisure activities for every taste and every age group waiting for you. A network of marked hiking and biking trails runs through the highlands on Monzoccolo and along the Adige Valley. A breathtaking view of the Tessa Group, the Merano basin and the Dolomites can be admired in the natural cinema “Knottnkino” in Verano. Just like in a movie theatre, here you may take a seat under the sky and enjoy and experience a magnificent panorama of the Alps. The high plateau at Monzoccolo is known for the world famous Avelengo horses. The breed with the characteristic blond mane is based here. Excursions on horseback are offered by horse farms in the natural surroundings of Verano and Avelengo. Swimming in the surrounding outdoor pools, rock climbing and paragliding – the range of activities in the South Tyrolean mountain village is virtually unlimited. In the natural swimming pool in Gargazzone, visitors can expect a natural swimming experience in chlorine-free water. The water is cleaned in an all-natural way, without chemical additives.

Holidays in Merano & Environs: sophisticated atmosphere and mild climate


The climate on the southern side of the Alps is mild all year round and during the summer months public pools in Merano, Lana, Scena and the adventure pool in Naturno invite for a visit. In the warm sunshine you may stroll through the Botanical Gardens at Castle Trauttmansdorff in the city of Merano. During a walk through the streets of the Old Town, you will experience the sophisticated ambience of the city. In case of bad weather, the Therme Merano and the medieval town centre of Bolzano are ideal destination. At the Archaeology Museum of South Tyrol’s capital, you can pay a visit to the glacier mummy “Ötzi”. Countless castles and historic residences in the Adige Valley are attractive destinations for your excursions in the summer.