Andriano, an typical apple and wine-growing village, is located opposite Terlano and is particularly popular with people looking for rest and relaxation.
Andriano is one of the smallest autonomous municipalities of South Tyrol. Boasting a total of about 1,000 inhabitants, it is located at 285 m asl, about 19 km in the south of the city of Merano and 11 km in the north-west of Bolzano, the main town. Archeological findings testify a settlement dating back to the Roman Age.
Due to the Mediterranean climate prevailing in the south of South Tyrol, already in March, when the apple blossom starts, you can catch the first warming rays of spring sun. The sweetish flavour of the white or light rose apple blossoms steadily accompanies you when you walk, cycle or make a tour with your inline skates in the environs. If you might be interested in culture and arts, we recommend you to visit the S. Valentino parish church, boasting frescoes dating back to the 13th century as well as side altar pictures painted by Anton Psenner in 1864. Further worthwhile attractions are Wolfsthurn Castle and Festenstein Castle. Moreover Andriano is famous for its co-operative wine cellar founded in 1893, representing the most ancient of South Tyrol.
Due to the well-established cycling path network and the well-signposted hiking paths, the environs of Andriano are particularly popular with cyclists and hikers in summertime. However, also spring and autumn invites a large number of people to spend leisure time open-air. The outdoor pool of Andriano for example is especially popular with families, since located in shady position, partly also in the forest. By the way: the winners of the Grand Prix of Folk Music of 2009 come from Andriano: Vincent and Fernando, local music stars, are living in this village.
Our tip: May 1 is the key date for a special bike competition taking place every year in spring, in the midst of the apple trees in full blossom. After the competition you can join the village fair taking place in Andriano.