Villandro stretches on a sun-drenched mountain slope in Valle Isarco and comprises lovely localities, that is to say S. Maurizio, S. Stefano, S. Valentino. Striking is above all the natural landscape prevailing in the village, as the municipal territory stretches from the grapevines in the valley floor to the edelweiss in the mountains. Worth visiting is also the ArcheoParc, the show mine as well as the S. Stefano and Lorenzo parish church.
Back to the Ebnicherhof farm in Soprabolzano: the host is preparing the traditional dishes for a Toerggele dinner. Not only roasted chestnuts, but also dumplings, a meat platter, chestnut crullers and the new wine are served on this occasion.
The magic Alpine-Mediterranean atmosphere of Merano and surroundings becomes particularly evident in autumn, when the valley is befogged in the mornings and the air on the mountains is crystal-clear. We sussed out the tradition of the “Toerggelen” and tasted roasted chestnuts, we attended ancient handicrafts and lend a farmer a helping hand in harvesting grapes.
When Indian summer days still exist in the valleys, the mountain tops are already covered with snow. Ideal conditions for the grape harvest. In the vineyards above the Lake of Caldaro the winegrowers start their day early in the morning, the vintage definitely has started.
A family friendly, circular hike in the holiday destination of Val Casies-Monguelfo-Tesido awaits, where the two summits of the Monte Luta, and the Durakopf mountains lie, leading us, to the Malga Tesido alpine pasture.
South Tyrol, the birthplace of chestnuts-hearts! It all began back in 1948. We visit Klaus Scherer in the patisserie Karin, in Bolzano. He knows the history around the chestnut-hearts and is the only master pastry chef with the original recipe. Come with us to the capital city of South Tyrol, a place that will warm the heart…
The „Winzerwanderwoche“. This hiking week is a secret tip for those wanting to experience nature first hand. Hiking groups make their way through the colourful landscapes that the South Tyrolean Autumn has to offer.
When the leaves change their colour from green to shades of gold and amber, the chestnuts are ready. In San Genesio close to Bolzano, farmers used to gather chestnuts as a food source for the winter months. Nowadays they gather them so their guests can enjoy „Törggelen“. Once a year, there is a so-called „Chestnut Week“ in local hotels and restaurants, where culinary delicacies are served.
The South Tyrolean chestnut trail, or as it is known locally „Ketschnweg“, combines the 60km long slope between Bolzano and Bressanone. It is a part of the South Tyrolean „Jakobsweg“. We explore on of the four stages of this trail that begins at Castel Roncolo near Bolzano.
It is one of the most beautiful promenades at Bolzano: the Guncina Promenade, dedicated to the archduke Heinrich von Habsburg. Starting from Gries, following the path on its numerous switchbacks on the sunny slopes of the Guncina. Join us on this mediterranean walk!
Climbing like Spiderman or hiding in the forest just like Robin Hood, is possible at the „Kinderwelt“ in Valdaora. Here, children have free reign to let their fantasies run wild! Swinging around like Tarzan, building dams or balancing from one tree house to another is enough to get any child excited. Here, under the canopy of old trees, the sky is the limit.
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