Merano is the definition of idyllic. An alpine town with long held therapeutic traditions, it's tucked into a lush valley of rolling hills and blooming flowers, woven with leafy boulevards and dotted elegant Art Nouveau buildings. Here, it's all about spa hotels and R&R, though it also features a big dose of German culture, health-focused amenities, and a handful of fascinating attractions.

    There's the fantastical Trauttmansdorff Castle, with its tranquil terraced gardens. Meanwhile, linked to the town by cable car is Merano 2000 – a resort on the slopes of Ifinger Mountain, that offers hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

    What to see & do in Merano

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      The best things to do in Merano include scenic walks and visiting lovely medieval hilltop castles backed by the dolomite Alpine foothills. This town in the South Tyrol region can be one of the most unique Italian cities you’ll ever visit – it’s more Austrian than Italian. Apple orchards besides vineyards, a heritage in beer and strudels, and some road signs...

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