The mountainous Alpine landscape of South Tyrol delivers many different types of holidays depending on when you choose to arrive there. A paradise for snow sports enthusiasts during the winter, summer months see the land transformed into a lush green area prime for walking and trekking holidays. Of course, exercise is not obligatory and it’s only too easy to stay in Italy’s best kept secret and do very little more than explore the picturesque cities of Trento and Bolzano or maybe stay on the northern shore of Lake Garda.
Holiday in South Tryol
The Dolomites which form part of the southern Alps, are a wild looking range of mountains stretching across the north of Italy. In South Tyrol you can admire these characteristic limestone rock formations from afar or get a little closer by following one of the many cycling or trekking routes that navigate through them, though you’ll need a set of skis to do this in winter months. Down nearer sea level the city of Trento is a cosmopolitan hub of good Italian living full of cafes and shops and is a centre for political thinkers and academics in the region. South Tyrol’s capital city Bolzano is a beautiful city with many stately buildings and castles to explore. Once the snow has fallen there are a number of good ski resorts in South Tyrol worth checking out the snow reports for like Vipiteno and Sarntal. If Alpine living isn’t your thing then enjoy the region’s lowest lying point at the stunning Riva del Garda at the northern most tip of Lake Garda. The food and drink associated with the region is one of the many ways that this region shows its multiple personalities as an Italian region where many speak German, or the lesser known Goethe dialect. Enjoy Schnitzel and Speck cooked in an Austrian style and then wash it down with Grappa like the Italians do. South Tyrol is also a proud wine producer with Gewürztraminer and Vernatsch grapes growing there.
Renting holiday accommodation in South Tyrol
From cozy wooden ski lodges in the Dolomites to the grand riverside townhouses on Lake Garda, HouseTrip has a wide range of different types of holiday accommodation in South Tyrol. By choosing to stay in self-catering accommodation you’re not only giving yourself greater flexibility with how you spend your time on holiday, but it is also one of the most affordable ways to see a beautiful part of the world like South Tyrol.