'The meaning of life is that it stopsâ€- Merano resident Franz Kafka once said.
Merano is an interesting town in the north of Italy, it is very near the Austrian border meaning that half of the residents speak German, and the other half speak Italian. It is a very picturesque town which is surrounded by mountains, and has a very mild climate. The area is very well-known for its food and drink, in particular white and red wine. Skiing is also extremely popular here, and many Merano hotels cater for visitors who are looking for this.Â
Staying Cheaply in MeranoÂ
Cheap hotels are easy to come by in Merano. Hotel Aster is a three star hotel which is set in a quiet area of this town, just twenty minutes outside of the cen-tre. The cosy hotel comes with an outdoor swimming pool, and on-site parking. A rich buffet breakfast is also provided in the mornings. Hotel Kolping is anoth-er one of the cheap hotels and is set in an Art Nouveau building. This hotel also has a swimming pool and a garden. Breakfast is also served in the morning in the form of a buffet. Some rooms have views of the stunning mountains and a balcony. Rooms are air-conditioned and come with a TV and free Wifi. A great option for travelers who love the outdoors, as nearby are many hiking and na-ture trails to be enjoyed. Another option for those looking at hotels in Merano is Hotel SchÃ¶nbrunn. Like many other Merano hotels this one offers beautiful scenic views of the nearby mountains. It is in a superb location situated amongst vineyards and orchards. The three star hotel has rooms which are classically decorated, but come with modern conveniences such as flat-screen TVs. All of their double rooms come with a balcony too.
Spoil Yourself in MeranoÂ
There are many luxury hotels in Merano. Park Hotel Mignon and Spa is one of the top rated five star hotels in this town. The rooms are spacious and have bal-conies which come with views over to the mountains. The hotel also has a spa and wellness centre where guests can go for treatments such as massages, fa-cials and body wraps. The hotel also has hot tubs, turkish baths and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The Park Hotel Mignon serves a buffet breakfast with freshly baked pastries. A four star option is the City Hotel Merano which comes with a fitness centre. It is decorated in a modern, contemporary style, and the rooms come with free wifi. This hotel is not too far away from the train station, making it a great place to stay in terms of convenience.Â
Best Things to Do
Merano, with its range of culinary delights and first-class restaurants, has much to offer foodies who want to try some local delicacies. A popular site for those interested in culture is St Nicholas' Church. The medieval city gates are another one of the town's main landmarks worth seeing.Â