The south of South Tyrol and Val d'Adige
The Val d’Adige is the southernmost part of Alto Adige – South Tyrol. It gets its name from the lush vegetation that grows there, with plants and trees that are typical of the Mediterranean climate: palms, cypresses, lemons, vineyards and numerous orchards.
Discover the campsites in the south of South Tyrol.
The south of South Tyrol is full of history and culture and offers numerous attractions:
- Bolzano. No matter where you spend your holiday in this tourist area, Bolzano is just a short distance away and is well worth a visit. There are many activities that await you in the capital of South Tyrol including a peaceful stroll under the famous arcades, a slice of cake in Piazza Walther and a visit to the Museion. There's so much to choose from!
- Messner Mountain Museum Firmiano: It was established inside Castel Firmiano and dedicated to man's encounter with the mountains, from their beginnings up to modern alpine tourism
- The Mendola Cable Railway. This isn't exactly an attraction to visit but if you've never ridden a cable railway, it is something you should experience! Plus, during the trip you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Val d'Adige and once you have reached Mendola pass you can choose from various excursions
- The Wine Road gets its name from the fact that there are many wineries along its route. It is a trip wine lovers should not miss.
During the summer months, the south of South Tyrol is a beautiful place to be. Here are our recommendations:
- Castle Trail (trail marker 12 and 14) starting from the Castel Corba car park and passing by way of Castello d'Appiano and Castel Boymont
- Brief hike to the Large Lake of Monticolo leaving from Vadena along trail marker number 5. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the lake!
- Bike ride along the Bolzano - Appiano - Caldaro bike path that runs along the old railway tracks
- Lake Caldaro, the ideal location for a day of relaxation on the lakeshore, to go for a swim or take a canoe ride.
Near the Wine Road and Val d'Adige you can also enjoy winter sports. Here's where you can have some fun:
- The nearby Monte Regolo ski area, especially suited to families
- The Alpe di Siusi and Val Sarentino ski areas, which you can reach in less than an hour.
- Outdoor ice skating: when it is really cold, Lake Caldaro and the Large Lake of Monticolo become two outdoor ice skating rinks!
- Indoor ice skating: you will find rinks in Appiano, Caldaro, Ora or Egna