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South Tyrol

26 June 2022

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Visit picturesque churches and magnificent castles, discovering their splendid art and mediaeval frescos on this remarkable tour of northern Italy. Spend time in exploring the beautiful sights of Bolzano, visit beguiling Brixen and view the Dolomites from Castello di Appiano.
  • Discover some of South Tyrol’s best preserved and most expansive medieval fresco decorations in churches and castles alike
  • Enjoy visits to remotely placed castles and their spectacular decorations made accessible by special private transport
  • Stay at the Grand Hotel Laurin, built in 1910 and set in a tranquil park full of roses and palm trees and offering splendid views into the Dolomites
  • Spend the day in Bolzano, discovering richly decorated churches and cloisters, followed by a visit to Castel Roncolo
South Tyrol, situated between snow-clad Alpine peaks and Mediterranean sun, is Italy’s northernmost region, bordering Switzerland to the north-west, Austria to the north-east, and the rest of Italy to the south. The natural landscape along the Adige and Isarco rivers is breathtakingly beautiful – their fertile plains covered by vineyards and orchards are flanked by sheltered valleys and sublime mountains. The cultural landscape offers a wealth of highlights, both in proud hill towns and in picturesque villages: the trade route across the Brenner Pass along the Valle Isarco to Verona has been the main link between central Europe and Italy for centuries. Extensive fresco cycles of chivalric tales decorate the walls of the province’s rugged castles, and murals of the Romanesque to Baroque periods depict stories of the exemplary lives of saints in no less imposing parish churches: for centuries they have been accompanying merchants en route to Venice, pilgrims on the road to Rome, and knights on their quest to conquer the Holy Land.

Your Accommodation

Parkhotel Laurin, Bolzano

★★★★
Overview
The Laurie has welcomed guests since 1910. This four-star hotel is perfect for art lovers, with magnificent original artwork lining the walls of this hotel.  Explore the hotel English garden, with impressive trees, flowers and shrubs. Start the morning with a cappuccino or relax after a day of exploring with a cocktail in the bar. The suites all have induvial handcrafted furniture and original works of art in each room. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Bathrobe and slippers 
  • hairy dryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • TV
  • tea and coffee making facilities 
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning 
 
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