When to visit South Tyrol? Caldaro and its surroundings can be charming all year round. And whether it’s for skiing or sunbathing, every season in South Tyrol is unique.
Avoid The Crowds
Cycle or hike through the apple orchards and witness the magic of apple trees in full bloom. Attend Easter Sunday service at the village’s Gothic cathedral and set a beautiful Easter table for you and your loved ones. In early Spring ski on the sunny slopes and admire the breath-taking views of the Dolomites.
It’s asparagus season. Visit Terlano’s asparagus festival and indulge yourself with some fresh local white asparagus and a glass of wine. To experience asparagus season like a local, test your culinary skills and make your own asparagus with ‘bozner’ or ‘bolzanina’ sauce, a typical South Tyrolean dish!
So Much Going On Outdoors
It’s the best time of the year to explore the Italian Alps on foot! Watch the sunrise from the top of the Dolomites, escape the heat and enjoy one of the many stunning hiking trails. Head to lake Caldaro, windsurf, kitesurf or simply hire a pedal boat, escape the buzz of the shore for a bit, and find your own beautiful spot for a swim.
Seasons change, so do flavours. Late summer is the right moment to treat yourself to a dish of tagliatelle with wild Chanterelle mushrooms or ‘finferli’ as Italians call them.
For Those In The Know
Autumn in South Tyrol is an explosion of senses. See fall foliage as trees and vineyards turn into a sea of red, yellow and orange hues. Sense the smell of roasted chestnuts and taste the season’s most popular dessert: chestnut hearts. Discover South Tyrol’s wine culture, visit local wineries, and learn about ‘Schiava’, South Tyrol’s autochthonous grape variety. Experience Törggelen, a centuries-old South Tyrolean tradition. Enjoy this typical get together, taste the young wine, eat speck, local dumplings and celebrate the harvest season.
Let It Snow
Mountains turn white and adrenaline enthusiasts enjoy the sense of freedom on the ski slopes. Have fun and enjoy night-sledding under the moonlight. It’s twinkling fairy lights season and Christmas is definitely in the air. Hit the Christmas markets, buy traditional Christmas ornaments and taste Christmas cookies.
Find your ‘me’ time, snuggle up, enjoy a hot cup of tea and get warm under the blanket while looking at the snowflakes falling. Come together around the table and spend some quality time with loved ones during this special time of the year.