Tourist Guide Venice

Staying longer in Venice? Make a short trip to South Tyrol…

Not only is Venice rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is also one of the most visited ones. Hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the city every year and while there are many things to do and to see it can get a little tiring to be in the middle of a seemingly endless stream of visitors. A little foray into the surrounding region is therefore a perfect addition for any trip to Venice.

Just as the city itself the surrounding region offers many destinations making a visit worthwhile. For travellers who are staying more than just two or three days it may be a good idea to plan a slightly longer trip in order to see something rather different from the coastal area around Venice. South Tyrol, for example, is only a three-hour drive away and makes for a very nice place to visit.

Bolzano is the capital of the region where German and Italian influences merge into a unique culture. To experience the independent spirit the little getaway should be extended to the countryside though. Villages such as Alto Adige provide visitors with a tremendous amount of opportunities to spend their time.

The whole region of South Tyrol is dominated by the majestic panorama made up by alpine mountain ranges. During the summer months, many tourists can be found hiking along one of the many well-marked trails. Mountain bike tours and paragliding are only two of many more popular activities. In the winter, South Tyrol is a prime destination for skiing enthusiasts with both downhill and cross-country skiing almost equally popular.

In general, South Tyrol offers a truly unique experience with beautiful lakes amidst forests and mountains. Yet there is more to discover in this tucked away corner in the north of Italy. No trip to the region is complete without at least one dinner including local specialties, prepared with ingredients that have been grown and harvested only a short distance away from the kitchen. As the region is also famous for its wines, no meal is complete without one of the finer products from the local vineyards.

Overall, the three-hour drive from Venice to the north is well worth thinking about. Visitors who have never been to South Tyrol before will be amazed by the stunning scenery and the hospitality of the people and a return trip should not be too far away in the future.

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