South Tyrol – in private The Association of Private Hosts in South Tyrol gives holidaymakers the chance to discover the country in an authentic manner.
Right from within, in an informal atmosphere and traditional environment. These hosts' accommodation cannot be compared with hotels, as they are unrivalled in their originality. That's why this category is dedicated to them: read the profiles, interviews, reports about and with South Tyrol's private hosts!
The taste of South Tyrol South Tyrol active The culture of South Tyrol Bed&Breakfast in South Tyrol Ortswies-Days. Above the rooftops of the spa town of Merano!
Past Merano and Trauttmansdorff Castle, we‘re heading higher up for the small and pretty village Tirolo, where we‘ll spend the weekend – at Guesthouse Ortswies 37 . We‘re looking forward to two days of relaxation, adventure and hospitality. Check out our video!
Our weekend staying at Villa Erna: between feeling free as a bird and being a homebird
As we climb up the windy road to Völs, we are greeted by the imposing Schlern massif, having us looking forward to a cosy weekend at Villa Erna ! A holiday bolthole Erna Karbon welcomes us with a warm smile. “Hello Norah, it's great that you've brought your balance bike with you. We've got lots of space on our terrace for wheeling around!“ My ...
Old paths leading to new spots with the wow factor
On a sunny Friday morning, I set off, full of enthusiasm, for Völs am Schlern, where skiing instructor and mountain guide, cross-country skiing teachers AND extreme mountaineer Helmut Kritzinger from Haus Santner is already waiting for me, as he is going to take me on a hike today. I'm looking forward to it – let's go! Close to nature – up close ...
Holiday at Glinzhof, please!
A vacation at Glinzhof at San Candido assures a various program – that’s for sure! Going on a hiking adventure during the day and looking forward to relax at Glinzhof in the evening... First hop in the heated pool and after that having a delicious dinner. The view of the mountains and the cordiality of the Jud’s make your holiday unforgettable...
5 reasons to take a holiday staying with a 'small' host
A new year dawns, and it's time to plan your holidays for 2017. Anyone coming to South Tyrol (again) this year and wishing to experience it in a close up and personal manner should take a holiday staying with a private host in South Tyrol. Why? You'll find 5 good reasons here: 1. Private and personal: that cosy holiday feeling When checking in at ...
Hot tips for winter in South Tyrol – numbers 1 to 3
Winter has nearly arrived in South Tyrol! It goes without saying that skiing, sledging and snow shoe walking are on the cards. Along with admiring the fantastic mountain backdrop from glittering white slopes and warming up with the help of hot tea from a thermos flask. Anyone planning a holiday in South Tyrol should let locals give them a few ...
Of 'krapfen', hens and beggars
All Saints' Day. This religious holiday is associated by many with grey mists and late autumn weather. The narrow paths through graveyards may already have a thin layer of snow on them and the flames of the candles do their best to compete with the twilight. They are trying to make their mark, as these flames mean that departed loved ones are ...
Honest and genuine – the “Sarner Jangger”, a traditional jacket
As the apple is to the inhabitants of the Vinschgau Valley, so is the Jangger to the people of the Sarntal Valley. The difference could hardly be greater. Thus, armed only with an apple as befits a true Vinschgau girl, I boldly set off for the tradition-minded Sarntal Valley to learn more about this very particular item of clothing. A love for ...
For guests only the best
An overnight stay that will have a lasting effect. Maria opens the door with a smile. The apron she has on is just as much part of her as her many regular guests – after experiencing her hospitality, you just have to come back for more! “You've been up since 6.00? Then I'll make you a quick coffee!” This is followed by another smile. It's clear ...
A palace on a slope. The Land Palais – and why we’re coming back.
Lush green meadows filled with flowers mingle with fields of metre-high corn. Bordered by just woodland and mountains, this backdrop progresses through the wide Pustertal Valley. This is the landscape that I travel through on my way to Mühlwald. Because I and my sister are going to spend a weekend at Land Palais . Taking a breath instead of ...
South Tyrol’s largest public gardens – nature in its purest form
Where is your own personal spot for resting and relaxing? In your garden, on your balcony or in your sitting room? Is this where you go to recharge your batteries? South Tyrol is home to eight huge gardens to rest and relax in, no matter if you are a South Tyrol local or just visiting. You can gather fresh bunches of flowers every day, quench your ...
‘Ox am Berg’ is the order of the day
Barbara visits Anton Dalvai from Berggasthof Dorfner , a private landlord in Gschnon, and reports on her trip. As children we always used to play 'grandmother's footsteps', known in South Tyrol as 'Ox am Berg'! And today our footsteps are taking us up the mountains above Neumarkt and Montan to try a bit of ox on our plates! The path leads ...