315 Sunny Days
Wednesday, 07. December 2016
315 Sunny Days

Welcome to Naturno, a village near Merano!

Contrasting, diverse, lively and colourful - these are the adjectives which best describe Naturno. The unique and incomparable landscape that surrounds South Tyrol's only certified Alpine Wellness town is awash with colour.

White is for the snow-capped peaks of the Texel Group at over 3,000 metres above sea level, and the delicate blossoms of the apple trees in spring. Green for the thick coniferous forest on Nörderberg mountain and the lush meadows of the alpine pastures and mountain farms. Blue is for the cloudless sky from which the sun shines brightly 315 days a year, and for the crystal-clear water of mountain lakes where you can see to the bottom. And finally, all the other colours of the many culinary delights. Red and white for ‘Speck' (bacon) and golden brown for apple strudel crust. Bright red, yellow or green are the colours of the juicy apples on the trees of the vast orchards.

Besides the many colours that are needed to describe Naturno, we must not forget the various scents that can be found between palm trees and pastures, glaciers and vines. The aroma of Italian cappuccino, freshly baked bread, flowering fruit trees, 'Kaiserschmarrn' sweet pancakes, freshly mown mountain meadow hay or lush pine forests awaits you.


To experience this place with all our senses, we also need our hearing. From the hustle and bustle in the centre with its urban flair, the haggling at the market stalls and the buzz of the cable car as it sets off towards the mountain, to the soothing tinkle of cow-bells on the meadows or the bright sound of the bells which signal the steady flow of water along the "Waalweg" irrigation channels. And finally, the most beautiful sound, the most important of all - absolute silence. Interrupted only now and again by the short whistle of a marmot.

Definitely worth a mention also are the host of free time and recreational activities in Naturno. Depending on the day, appetite and mood, possibilities range from a leisurely walk along the Etsch river to a high-altitude hike in the Texel Group Nature Park, from a pleasurable bike ride along the Vinschgau valley to a guided mountain bike tour on the single trails in the surrounding area, and from a relaxing afternoon with the family at the Erlebnisbad/Acquavventura swimming pool to a canoeing trip on the Vernagt reservoir in Schnalstal valley.


The highlights of the annual events calendar are the icing on the cake. Here you can find the ingredients for a perfect holiday : the Ötzi Alpine Marathon - the extreme triathlon which goes from fruit orchards up to the glacier; the hiking week with the "Südtiroler Spitzbuam" band; the Transalp racing bike tour across the Alps; the starlight cuisine of the "Night of Lights"; the international summer comedy festival "Naturno laughs!"; Gourmet autumn chestnut Törggelen; culinary weeks and Riesling days and much, much more. And finally, the cherry on the cake, our Alpine Wellness program jam-packed with offers for children and families.

So if we've whetted your appetite to come and see, hear, taste, smell and feel Naturno then there's no time to waste! Come and discover this special place again and again.

Naturno - simply more to experience!


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