The autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy is rich of touristic proposals, so we chose three involving activities for travellers who are looking for unique experiences at astounding locations. The South Tyrol, also known as Alto Adige, is a vast mountainous area which boasts very peculiar traditions, thanks to the combination of three different cultures: Italian, German and Ladin (this one widespread here and in Veneto).
Discover why this region is so charming and which are the ideal destinations for a stay features wellness, refinement and authentic beauty.
Top Wellness in the heart of Dolomites
Tourists who desire an holiday in the sign of amazing landscapes, clear sky and regenerating itineraries, must visit Alto Adige. Here the farmers pass on their secrets, and the special treatments are related to the natural products of the land to guarantee the quality of wellness services.
Do you know the hay baths? The hay from the mountains is the only one which features healing herbs and precious flowers which give great benefit to the skin. The hay from finest Alpine pastures is a peculiarity of this area and the hay bath, with a temperature of 40-50° improves your immune system and give a fulfilling sensation of relaxing. The Merano Thermal Baths offer this treatment, in addition to beauty packages, aromatic oil massages with South Tyrolean essences, the sauna, a wide range of options for every kind of need.
Merano is all along a renowned place for the heal of body and soul, which thanks to the raw materials can offer wellness packages at the top level.
South Tyrol, the land of deliciousness
The local gastronomy is like a visiting card for this region that has a great care for its history and is stretched out towards the future, growing the touristic services. The best products are, first of all, the Alto Adige apples PGI (stands for Protected Geographical Indication), the most juicy apples in the world, used also for strudel, patty cakes and tarts.
The speck, a lightly smoked raw ham, is one of the most famous South Tyrolean specialties, produced here since XVIII century (but it was known since 1200 AD), got the PGI certificate and is ideal for recipes as carpaccio with speck and porcino mushrooms or canederli stuffed with speck. The typical flavors of South Tyrol can be tasted not only at restaurants but also during events like the Gourmet Festival, from 24th to 26th May in Bolzano, where you will find stands, tastings and live cooking shows by world famous chefs.
Excursions on Dolomites, high-altitude emotions
The main attraction, of course, are Dolomites, and we suggest you to explore these mountains starting from Alta Badia, the valley which features routes through the woods, lush green meadows and 3000 mt peaks. Book a boutique hotel in the Dolomites to take advantage of the natural treasures and the sporting activities that you can choose during your stay.
If your travel will be on springtime or summertime, is better to do guided excursions, or trekking if you like the engaging competitions, or itineraries by mountain bike if you want to admire the panorama from a different view.
Don’t worry about the equipment, the hotel can provides you all that you need or you can ask to the local shops which offer also rental service. During winter skiing in Alta Badia is the top: a unique way to match a genuine contact with nature, the strong emotion of a snow sport and the luxury stay at the mountains. The Dolomiti Superski offers 1200 km of tracks and skiing courses are available, besides to walking tours through unpolluted woods and funny sliding downhill with tobogganing.
The South Tyrol has a set without parallel in Italy and is a cool destination for who loves mountain and want to find his own balance walking on air.