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Long weekend – how about a getaway to beautiful South Tyrol, Italy

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Inspiration for your next vacation? village Tirolo, Italy!

lift station, village tirolo, South Tyrol, lift, view to Meran, wineyards

Hey guys,

one advantage of living in Munich is that you are so close to Italy. There is a saying that Munich is the northernmost city of Italy and probably thats one of the many reasons why the lifestyle of Italy is so attractive to us and we use every long weekend spending some time in Italy.
Meran, this is how the Italians call it “Merano”, is located in South Tyrol, Italy. This region is very popular for hiking, mountain biking and of course for its incredible wine region! Not to forget to mention the insane food options they offer you there.
As Meran is the second largest city (after Bozen) with 40.000 population, I do like to visit the beautiful city but I rather stay up in the mountains at the wonderful village Tirolo. Its just a peace of heaven in the Italian Alps.
You can reach Meran by car in 15 min from there, but more easy by walking 5 min to the lift station Tirolo and getting lifted over the vineyards directly into the city center of Meran. The lift is open till 8.00 p.m. in the evening, so you can go for drinks and shopping and can get easily back to your hotel.

view from lift, me flying over vineyards, lift to Meran from village Tirolo

For all hiking enthusiats there is also a great direct panoramic way from the village Tirolo to Meran.

Where to stay?
One of my favorite places to stay in Tirolo is the wonderful Hotel “Gartner”.
It is a wonderful modern Design hotel, hosted by family Gartner. The Gartner family are really charming and lovely persons, which make you feel more then a friend instead of a guest while being there.

view balcony, Hotel Gartner, South Tyrol, village Tirolo, garden view and pool view

The Ambiance of the hotel is modern but at the same time classic. I totally fall in love with the great sense of style the Gartner family has.

view from terrace, Hotel Gartner, South Tyrol, village Tirolo

Already included in the room rates is a wonderful high quality breakfast buffet and on the evening an unforgettable dining experience.

sitting area outside, Hotel Gartner, South Tyrol, village Tirolo, Italy, wine glasses and view from restaurant

One of the most prominent figures on the South Tyrolean culinary scene swings his wooden spoons in Gartner’s cuisine: Christoph Santer. He puts great stress on a light Mediterranean and genuine style of cooking. Together with his team, he creates every day new superb and particular dishes. In a trendy, original but always traditional style, according to Hotel Gartner’s philosophy.

dinner table Hotel Gartner, dinner, wine glass, restaurant Hotel Gartner
dinner, dinner at Hotel Gartner, table, sorbet, dessert
dinner, dinner Hotel Gartner, fish
dinner Hotel Gartner, wine bottle, wine recommendation, white wine
We really enjoyed after dinner sitting at the stylish bar and drinking some cocktails or finishing our great wine we had for dinner. For everybody who is into chess, they have a wonderful chess table close to the bar 😉

chess table, playing chess, cocktails, hotel lobby, Hotel Gartner

After hiking, shopping, exploring Meran or biking they have a great outdoor area (as well as indoor) for relaxing. The pool and garden area has a wonderful view overlooking Meran.

For everybody who is into fitness, they offer also a own fitness program as well as hiking tours – just ask the nice hosts for any advices. Also they have a own Gartner Hotel newspaper with daily recommendations for their guests.
As always links are included in the text, by clicking on the word you will be forwarded to the page.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and off to beautiful village Tirolo, Italy !


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