Mitten im Urlaubsparadies

Hotel Paradiso - Seiser Alm

Mitten im Urlaubsparadies

Welcome to South Tyrol

the most northern province of Italy

South Tyrol with its capital Bolzano

The name South Tyrol originated back in the days, as this part of Italy was still part of Tyrol in Austria.

Due to its history, torn between two countries, still today the official languages spoken are Italian and German. This is also very visible on all the road signs and names of towns and villages, which are all written in two languages.

11 diverse Holiday regions

South Tyrol is seperated into 11 regions: Alta Badia, Dolomites, Valle Isarco, Gardena, Alta Pusteria, Piazza Corona, Merano, Latemar, Alpe di Siusi-Sciliar, the southern part, and Vipiteno.

These regions greatly differ from one another and you will always discover something new. Experience glaciers and snow covered moutain tops and the mediterranean touch of the southern part with its mild climate and vineyards.

Famous mountain tops and pass roads

Famous mountain tops and pass roads

Who doesn't know them? Some of the most stunning pass roads lead to South Tyrol. They are loved among passionate bikers and well trained mountainbikers. The most famous passes are: Stilfserjoch, Timmelsjoch, Grödnerjoch, Jaufenpass, Staller Sattel...just to name a few. Also the mountains in South Tyrol have earned international fame, such as the Ortler which is the highest peak in the region (3.905m), the Sciliar - the emblem of South Tyrol and the impressive peaks of the Cime di Lavaredo.

South Tyrol\'s lakes

South Tyrol's lakes

The famous Lakes of South Tyrol. If you have ever crossed the boarder between Austria and Italy over the Passo Resia, you will surely have noticed the belltower of the old town of ''Graun'' peek out of the lake. The lago di resia is a famous fishing spot, and also a preferred destination for kite surfers. One of the largest lakes in South Tyrol, and also the warmest one, is the lago di caldaro, which is located about 14 km south of Bolzano. There you can fish, swim, surf and explore the waters with a small boat.

South Tyrol: land of fortresses and castles

There are over 800 castles in South Tyrol, most of them situated on top of massive cliffs, or amidst idyllic vineyards. Some of these historical sites have been turned into museums and are a testimony to the rich history of our country. One of the largest and most impressive castles in South Tyrol is certainly the castle ''Taufers'', the one with the most beautiful location is castle ''Presule''. Castle ''Juval'' is famous as being the residence of Reinhold Messner, South Tyrol's most famous climber. Another gem is castle ''Trautmansdorff'' with its wonderful botanical gardens.