Destination guide

Have a ball of a time in Bolzano, Italy's outdoor playground

If you're a fan of the outdoors, you'll find yourself right at home in the Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol. This mountainous wonderland is home to the Dolomites and their fearsome jagged peaks, as well as rolling hills, peaceful lakes, historic castles, and picture-postcard villages. A winter visit could see you gliding down powdery slopes before sliding into a thermal bath to soothe your weary limbs. This region is also a haven for hikers and rock climbers once the snow melts. Let Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol vacation rentals be your keys to the adventure of a lifetime.

Things to do

Raise a glass to relaxation on the Strada del Vino

Many visitors find that Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol vacation rentals provide the best access to the region's top attractions. Have your camera phone ready at Chateau de Rodengo, a hilltop castle that sits above acres of forest sweeping down to the Rienza river. Got some culture vultures in your group? Keep them satisfied with a trip to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, the region's capital. Of course, sightseeing can be tiring, so why not find a tour bus and unwind in style with a drink or two at wineries along the Strada del Vino?


There's no place for boredom in South Tyrol

Nonstop fun is the name of the game in South Tyrol. No matter the season, there's always plenty of excitement to be found. The Dolomites help to make it a world-class snow sports destination, with excellent pistes and facilities at resorts such as Val Gardena and Kronplatz. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, and snowkiting are all activities that can get your adrenaline pumping. Remember, there's more than one way to get from summit to valley. Downhill mountain biking attracts plenty of visitors once the white stuff disappears. You'll find plenty of opportunities to try out hiking and rock climbing, too.


Bring shades and thermals for a winter visit

The climate in this part of northern Italy is as diverse as the activities on offer. You can expect plenty of sunshine throughout the year, but be prepared to reach for those thermals when winter arrives. Temperatures typically fall to the low teens at night between December and March, while the summer months see average daytime highs in the low 60s. If you're looking to get the best deals on Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol vacation rentals, consider spring and fall. However, bear in mind that prices will still spike in the quieter months when the schools are out.

Natural features

Nature at its finest, with the Dolomites as a backdrop

It's the spectacular landscape of northern Italy that brings visitors back to the Province of Bolzano time and again. The national parks of Fanes-Sennes-Braies, Puez-Odle, and Vedrette di Ries-Aurina are just some of the protected green spaces that lie within the region's boundaries, then you've got the majesty of the Dolomites topping it all off. There are endless opportunities to enjoy birdwatching and nature spotting, as the region is home to a vast array of wildlife. Keep an eye out for a golden eagle soaring high in the sky, or an ibex or chamois grazing in the rocky mountain terrain.

Can I find a vacation rental around South Tyrol?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,203 vacation rentals near South Tyrol. From 274 Houses to 90 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Tyrol for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Tyrol?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Tyrol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lake Braies: 523 vacation rentals
  • Bolzano: 329 vacation rentals
  • Ortisei: 604 vacation rentals
  • Merano: 295 vacation rentals
  • Selva di Val Gardena: 689 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Tyrol! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Tyrol?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Tyrol:

  • Bolzano: 329 rentals
  • Ortisei: 604 rentals
  • Merano: 295 rentals
  • Selva di Val Gardena: 689 rentals
  • Corvara In Badia: 575 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to South Tyrol?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in South Tyrol are:

  • Bolzano Airport (BZO): 1,092 vacation rentals
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo (CDF-Fiames): 700 vacation rentals
  • Belluno (BLX-Arturo dell'Oro): 304 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Tyrol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in South Tyrol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Braies: 523 rentals
  • Bolzano/Bozen Station: 1,186 rentals
  • Brunico Castles: 376 rentals
  • Costa Ski Lift: 721 rentals
  • Seis-Seiser Alm Gondola: 1,110 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Tyrol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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