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Merano and its Surroundings

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by Marta Pin (subscribe) MP
Published November 3rd 2014
A weekend in Merano
I just stayed in Merano for a few days, in July. Unfortunately, I visited the city and its surroundings so quickly; however I did not miss the little treasures belonging to the town.

I already talked about the Women's Museum, located in Via Mainardo, 2. You must go, especially for the photography exhibition that shows the portraits of the most influential women in the world. Moreover, there you can better understand the women history, going from the attainment of rights and little big conquests within the society. So impressive!

In the city centre, just behind the town hall, you'll find the Castello Principesco. It really is a delight! It has a past of private house and institutional and administrative palace, but now is open to the public. It presents hunting and floral frescos, while the interiors are very well preserved. Let's plunge in the medieval times and be inspired by the knightly legends.

By walking around, get a glimpse of the Church and the defence structure and have a stroll at the Princess Elizabeth's former itineraries. If you love the nature like me, well, I suggest having a rest watching the flow of the Isarco River, before rushing to take a pic of Sissi.

I spent a whole day in the botanical gardens of CastelTrauttmansdorff. Very highly recommended! There are four thematic areas in which the venue has been organised: The Sun Gardens, Forests of The World, The Water and Terraced Gardens, Landscapes of South Tyrol.

Discovering tips for swift travellers: choose the Lana district to find a nice accommodation. I was in Postal, at Gruberhof agriturismo, in the middle of fruit orchards. The host family is kind and warm. The Postal railway station is five minutes distant and from there you can easily reach Merano and Bolzano. The neighbouring of Gargazzone boasts a natural swimming pool, with filtering process made by selected plants. If it's not a chilly day during the summer, have a splash there!
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Why? Holiday
When: all year
Where: Merano, Italy
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