Merano offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Tyrolean Austrian cultures. Sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, the landscape is Alpine but the climate Mediterranean.The Passirio river which flows through this elegant spa town is flanked by promenades lined with cafés, stylish buildings and parks. Concerts and exhibitions are organised throughout the summer. The thermal park, with 10 outdoor pools and spacious gardens, is state-of-the-art. For more active visitors, your holiday in Merano offers fantastic walking opportunities from strolling to trekking. The new Venosta valley railway from Merano station is a comfortable way to explore this beautiful valley; it’s all free with your 7 day Mobilcard, as are the buses and lifts.