Spend a relaxing holiday in Appiano on the South Tyrolean Wine Road, just a few kilometres from Bolzano. It is the largest wine growing community of South Tyrol with its wine villages of St. Michael, St. Pauls, Cornaiano (Girlan), Frangarto (Frangart) and Monticolo (Montiggl), and is best seen from spring until autumn.

Holiday in Appiano (Eppan) - South Tyrol

Spend a relaxing holiday in Appiano along the South Tyrolean wine route, only a few kilometres from Bolzano. Appiano is the largest wine-growing region of South Tyrol and comprises the wine villages of San Michele, San Paolo, Cornaiano, Frangarto and Monticolo, which are especially beautiful from the spring to the autumn, when the wide vineyards and fragrant apple orchards are in full bloom. This is exactly what a relaxed hiking holiday in South Tyrol should be like! Appiano offers something to suit everyone: it is not only the region with the most castles in Europe; it also invites you to visit two lakes and taste excellent wines that are known all around the world. Enjoy your holiday in South Tyrol in one of the hotels in Appiano and relish the hospitality and cordiality of your hosts.

Hiking holidays in Appiano between castles and manor houses

Spend a wonderful hiking holiday in South Tyrol, where cultural and natural highlights are all around. Appiano is a region full of castles, lakes and vineyards and the Mediterranean climate invites you to extensive hiking tours all year round. More than 400km of well-signposted hiking trails for all ages and abilities will lead you through shadowy forests and invite you to explore nature and discover more than 80 castles and manor houses. Many of the castles and manor houses have been restored and are now open for visitors or are used as hotels and restaurants. We also recommend a hike to the Valle della Primavera below Monticolo and the Appiano ice holes at the foot of Monte Gando, a natural phenomenon not to be missed: 500m above sea level, there are many plants that normally grow at 1,200m only.

Go for a dip in the Lakes Caldaro and Monticoli or set out for skiing in the winter

Appiano is a veritable haven for your active holiday in South Tyrol. The region around Appiano is famous for its numerous castles, lakes and vineyards and a real paradise for extensive cycling and mountain bike tours and jaunts in the saddle. In the summer, the Lakes Monticoli invite you to dive on in surrounded by the beautiful forest scenery. Go for a ride on the longest fun slide in South Tyrol at the bigger Lake Monticolo and try out on surfing, sailing, riding pedalo boats or rowing at the nearby Lake Caldaro. In the winter, numerous ski resorts will make your winter holiday in South Tyrol an unforgettable experience. The nearby Latemar/ Obereggen ski centre is snow-sure ski area and one of the most comfortable ski resorts in the Dolomites.

Cultural highlights during your holiday in the South of South Tyrol

With a diverse cultural programme guaranteed, you will most definitely spend an entertaining holiday in Appiano. More than 200 historical buildings (castles, manor houses, residences and mansions) prove that the area with the most castles of South Tyrol has a very eventful history. We recommend a visit to Castle Lodrone, Castle Appiano which is situated on steep cliffs and Castle Corba, or to the ruins of Castle Boymont as well as to the Medieval Castle Firmano, located on a rock in the south of Bolzano. You should not miss out on joining the Appiano Castle Ride at Whitsun and visit the folkloristic museum Castle Moos - Schulthaus and the gothic parochial church in San Paolo, which is famous for its bell, the second biggest and most tuneful of its kind in South Tyrol. We invite you to join cultural and historical guided tours through the village, horse-drawn carriage rides in carriages decorated with flowers in full bloom and the Wine & Cultural Weeks in San Paolo. During your holiday in Appiano you should get to know the famous South Tyrolean wines that are cultivated on more than 20 vineyards. Participate in the Wine & Cultural Weeks in the summer and the cellar feast of Cornaiano. A holiday in South Tyrol would not be complete without the so-called Törggelen event, which is held in late autumn and where hearty South Tyrolean specialties and young wine is served. .

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