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If you can tear yourself away from our panoramic rooftop terrace, there are plenty of leisure and sports opportunities waiting for you in the surrounding area. The sun-drenched town of Appiano offers a uniquely scenic backdrop for your outdoor pursuits. In summer, you can take long walks in the mountains, a dip in the lake or a swing on a spectacular golf course. In winter, the ski slopes and toboggan runs of the nearby Dolomites, Mt. Mendola, and the Merano 2000 ski area will guarantee a great ski holiday. If you are visiting during the Advent season, don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the romantic atmosphere of the South Tyrolean Christmas markets.
Cycling holidays in South TyrolOur designer hotel is also the perfect base for cyclists and e-bikers, and thanks to our privileged position south of Bolzano, you can enjoy easy access to the impressive South Tyrolean cycle path network. There is a vast range of routes to suit every taste, and a cycle path leading to either Bolzano or Caldaro is right on our doorstep. If you need to rent a bike or e-bike, you can do so here at Appius.
Winter emotionsThere is something really special about winter in South Tyrol: Christmas markets and chic boutiques, pistes with guaranteed snow and stunning views of the Dolomites – “the most beautiful mountains in the world”, according to mountaineer Reinhold Messner. A winter holiday in South Tyrol is an unforgettable experience.
Summer inspirationsThe Appiano and Bolzano areas are a coveted summer destination for bikers, hikers and nature lovers. Sporting opportunities also include golf and swimming in the many local lakes, while there is plenty on offer for culture vultures, too. Our region really is a horn of plenty, with its museums, castles, sites of archaeological interest and culinary highlights.
Summer pursuits in
pristine natural surroundings
Don’t let the comforts of your designer suite stop you from exploring the many attractions waiting for you out there! As an alternative to our pool, you can cool down in the Ice Holes in San Michele, near Appiano, where an interesting physical phenomenon keeps the temperature between 0 and 9 degrees C even on the hottest summer days. The two Monticolo lakes are equally refreshing, along with Lake Caldaro – the largest and warmest bathing lake in South Tyrol. The Monticolo and Caldaro lakes are separated by a charming area known as the Spring valley, which thanks to a particularly mild climate enjoys an early bloom at the beginning of March. When you are tired of winter and looking forward to a foretaste of spring, this is the perfect destination!
Hiking enthusiasts will love the Appiano High Mountain Trail, which winds its way just below the Mendola pass and offers a staggering view over the towns of Appiano and Bolzano. Follow the Three Castles Hike for a tour of Appiano’s most notable historic buildings, and if this whets your appetite for cultural attractions, you can plan a visit to the Messner Mountain Museum at Firmiano Castle or a tour of the cathedral in San Paolo. In July and August, the Eppaner Sternstunden initiative encourages you to explore the alleys of San Michele and indulge in a shopping spree until late into the evening.
Whether you are looking to improve your handicap or just learn the basics of golf, at Appius you are in the right place! Two spectacular golf courses – the Blue Monster and the Freudenstein golf course – are just minutes from here
Eating and drinking
Look forward to a real gourmet experience. The many restaurants in the Appiano area specialise in combining contemporary dining trends with a well-grounded culinary tradition. The menus feature an exquisite blend of local specialities and creative dishes from all over the world, with a selection of internationally awarded wines to round off a delectable experience.
The busy events calendar includes everything from traditional festivals to cultural highlights and from sporting events to culinary explorations.