The municipality Meltina is located on the Monzoccolo, which is the mountain ridge between Bolzano and Merano.
A cable-car from Vilpiano and the panoramic road from Terlano make you reach the village at the Monzoccolo mountain. Located at an altitude between 1,000 and 2,000 metres asl, Meltina has got slightly more than 1,600 inhabitants and is located in a great panoramic position above the Val d’Adige. Part of the municipality are the small localities of Frassineto, Salonetto, Vallesina and the village of Meltina itself.
The municipal area of Meltina comprises some 36.9 sq km and borders on the municipality of Terlano in the south, San Genesio in the north, the Val Sarentino in the north and Foiana in the west. On the highest elevation of the village, which is the Monte Risco (2.003 m), the border to the Val Sarentino valley, you come across hundreds of the famous “stonemen”, which are little statues made of piled stones. In the Middle Ages, this place used to be a cult site for witches and already the Celts piled stone statues, which is testified by carvings in the stones.
The large area of the Salto in the southern part of the municipality is ideal for walking and promenading, not only in summer months it makes you experience nature, which is at the centre in this beautiful spot of land.