The immensely picturesque spa town of Meran (or Merano as it is known in Italian), can be found in the South Tyrol region of Italy. It is literally just a stone’s throw across the border with the country of Austria, which lies just to the north of the town. Your holidays in Meran will be spent in a basin that is quite literally surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains which are known to peak as high as 3,335m in this part of the Alps. In turn, the positioning of the town is responsible for some unusually milder temperatures for this part of Europe. There are no end of activities to get involved in during your time in the area and this really doesn’t matter what time of the year you decide to visit. Self catering accommodation in Meran will prove to be a popular and comfortable choice whenever you choose to visit the area.
As there are so many well-equipped winter sports resorts to be found in this part of Italy and Austria, winter holidays in Meran are always extremely popular. The chances to enjoy skiing are extended to every level of ability here. The summers see completely different activities become available and these include swimming, tennis, cycling and mountain biking, nature walking and long hikes through the mountainous landscape, freshwater fishing, horse riding and golf.
There are no end of suggestions for great places to visit during your holidays in Meran. However, before you travel a little farther afield, you might want to check out the local attractions in Meran first. These include The Museum of Tourism, Trauttmansdorff Castle and its beautiful botanical gardens, the stone bridge over the River Passer and Ortenstein Tower. Once you have ticked these very worthy tourist attractions off your list, you might then like to think about a day trip to other towns such as Bolzano and Trento, in Italy, Innsbruck in Austria and St. Moritz and Davos just across the border into Switzerland. Your holidays in Meran will even be spent within close proximity of the tiny country of Liechtenstein if you want to have yet another country under your belt.
As we have already seen, the weather for your holidays in Meran is likely to prove to be milder than much of the rest of this South Tyrol region. This means that winters should not be quite so harsh here, but do still remember how the nearby mountains will be hit by adverse weather regularly. During the summer, you can easily expect daytime highs to climb into the mid-twenties or even high-twenties on occasion.
Tourists looking to make their way to the cosy self catering accommodation in Meran will need to book flights to Innsbruck Airport (INN), just across the border in Austria. This airport welcomes many flights from the UK, through airlines such as British Airways, Monarch and Thomas Cook Airlines. These flights depart from airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and many more.