Isarco Valley holiday accommodation is located in an area of South Tyrol in northern Italy, known for its spectacular mountain scenery, and home to high proportion of German speakers. It would be a fantastic getaway in both winter and summer, with a host of outdoor activities available at both times of year.
The main ski resort for the area around holiday rentals in Isarco Valley is Plose, which is set on the spectacular mountain of the same name. Here you’ll find some 42 kilometres of ski trails, the majority of which are suitable for intermediate skiers. The slopes are accessed via a range of ski lifts, including the newly installed Rossalm six-seater chairlift. Also at the resort is a toboggan run that extends for more than 10 kilometres, as well as a trail for horse-drawn sleighs. There’s also Funpark, a terrain park for snowboarders and freestyle skiers, with a number of ramps and rails. In the summer Plose becomes a world-class spot for walks and other outdoor recreation. At the mountain’s summit you can admire 350-degree views of the Dolomites.
There are a host of interesting towns to visit in the area around Isarco Valley holiday accommodation. Essential is Brixen, which is the cultural capital of the valley, and features a range of interesting sights. Perhaps the most important is the Cathedral, which dates to the 900s and has since undergone a number of renovations. It was rebuilt in the mid-18th Century in the Baroque style, which is the form it takes today. The Pharmacy Museum is also fascinating, and set in a 5 century-old building, hosting a range of exhibits relating to medicine and pharmaceuticals throughout history.
Within a half-hour drive of Isarco Valley self-catering holiday rentals is the city of Bolzano, which is the capital of South Tyrol. It’s a city with a wealth of historic architecture, including palaces, castles and churches. Also here are some fascinating museums, including the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, home to the famous 5,000-year-old iceman, Ötzi.
Thanks to its upland location Isarco Valley holiday accommodation is in a region with cold winters, with lows well below freezing for five months of the year. Summers though are generally warm here, with highs reaching the mid-20s or higher in June, July and August.
You can reach Isarco Valley holiday chalets by flying to Innsbruck Airport (INN), which sits around an hour to the north of the region. You can get to Innsbruck from the UK with Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomson and EasyJet, flying from a range of airports including London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), Birmingham (BHX) and Liverpool (LPL).