Summer is essential and compels every soul to happiness.
André Gide

Summer emotions in South Tyrol

Active holidays in Merano and Environs
The soft light of sun spreads over the sky and the temperatures crack the 25-degree mark. The body feels light and carefree. Eye-catching atmospheric scenery, unforgettable and a guarantee for pleasant dreams at night.

This is what happens in summer in Tesimo. But that's not all ...
There are many things to experience on a summer holiday in the area of Merano. For example...

...take a dip in the cool water

... in the public outdoor swimming pool in Tesimo, only a 5-minutes’ walk from the Residence Alpina and accessible free of charge for our guests - where water rats can dive into the heated pool, have fun in the children's pool and relax on the spacious sunbathing lawn. Or in the well-known Terme Merano with several indoor & outdoor pools, a large sauna world, cosy relaxation oases, indoors and outdoors on the spacious lawn. Otherwise, what about jumping into an icy mountain lake? It doesn't get much fresher than that!

... hiking dreams

On the sunny plateau of Tesimo-Prissiano, in the surroundings of the "village of castles" of Prissiano, discovering Merano and its surroundings - extensive hiking trails, pleasant walks, beautiful adventure trails, impressive mountain peaks and exciting mountaineering tours turn a holiday in Tesimo into an unforgettable experience. Along the way you will find rustic farmhouses and picturesque nature sights.
Recommended hikes: To the top of Monte Luco, along the Filzkunstweg hiking trail, from Tesimo to the St. Hippolyt Church or to the St. Jakob’s Church in Grissiano, a multi-day tour along the Merano High Mountain Trail or a panoramic walk along the Tappeiner Promenade.

... cycling amidst nature

... almost non-stop, as the cycle paths in and around Tesimo are endless and go beyond the national borders - e.g. the Bassa Atesina cycle track starts in Bolzano, extends to Salorno and continues to Trento along the Adige river towards Verona. Whether by e-bike or mountain bike - it is incredibly beautiful to race through vineyards, fragrant orchards and mighty mountain giants, accompanied by calm waters. Ready to explore South Tyrol by bike?

... discover Merano and its treasures

15 kilometres from the Residence Alpina lies the beautiful South Tyrolean spa town of Merano with its countless treasures - from the blossoming Passer promenade and charming Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque villas to the famous thermal baths in the heart of the town and the magnificent Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle with the Touriseum, the former holiday residence of Empress Sissi. You can also enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the city from above - on a walk along the Tappeinerweg.

... floating in the sky

Feeling as free as a bird and admiring South Tyrol's mountain, city and village landscapes from above is a dream that can come true on a summer or winter holiday in Merano and Environs. After all, what South Tyrol doesn't lack are sky-high mountain peaks from which you can take off for paragliding. Well then: ready, set, go…

... feeling like a prince

... or a princess on horseback through the picturesque mountain and forest landscape of South Tyrol. It doesn't take much to make you feel like you're in a fairy tale. Under the shady trees of the nearby riding stables in Nalles, children and adults can enjoy riding lessons and gallop around Tesimo-Prissiano...

... admire plants from all over the world

... even poisonous ones! A visit to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum – the South Tyrol Museum of Tourism in Merano is almost a must when spending a holiday at the 3* Residence Alpina. On 12 hectares and over 100 m difference in altitude, more than 80 garden landscapes with 5300 plant species from all over the world welcome you in a natural amphitheatre - from Asia to North America to the African desert. The exhibition in the Touriseum offers an exciting insight into the history of tourism in South Tyrol.

... meet Ötzi for an aperitivo

The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, where the world-famous glacier mummy is housed, is actually just a few steps away from the city's bars, pubs and restaurants. After an interesting visit to the museum, a South Tyrolean or Italian aperitivo (Hugo, Veneziano, Prosecco ...) and/or an Alpine-Mediterranean dinner in the numerous restaurants and pizzerias of the provincial capital Bolzano are well worth it. If that's not dolce vita ...
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