Propst Wieser Weg 30
Völlan/Lana near Meran
in South Tyrol
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It has chosen its location wisely, the tidy little village of Völlan: It seems to be situated in a remote spot and yet right in the midst of things. In the mountains and still not far from the valley. Above Lana and not far from the town of Merano, the sun shines calmly down on this woodland and meadow terrace. Völlan with its DolceVita Hotel is the ideal holiday spot whether you are looking for an active holiday or just relaxation.
Völlan is a fragrant part of the world. Years ago, Völlan used to be a popular summer retreat for the wealthy citizens of Merano, who appreciated its fresh, clean air. Healthy green mixed woodland and apple orchards release plenty of oxygen into the air, 700 metres above sea level. Völlan is a climatic spa. Even today. Völlan is tranquil, yet its charm lies in its small size. Largely spared from tourism, you can find small corner shops and farmers wearing their typical blue aprons - both elements which characterise the real South Tyrol but have disappeared from large parts of it. In Völlan, we still live and love tradition.
Völlan is a little bit of village with a lot of mountain. Völlan is cultural landscape seamlessly embedded in nature which is still allowed to be wild. Views from the sunny plateau stretch across the chequered fruit orchards around Merano and its surrounding mountains, across Lana, the village with an urban flair, and across the river Etsch as it winds its way through the green of the fruit orchards. In short, across everything that merits exploration during your holiday. The Texel group mountains form a rugged backdrop behind the noble spa town of Merano. From the other side, you are greeted by the myth-enshrouded massif of the Rosengarten group.
For centuries, Völlan has been characterised by its rural lifestyle, but it can also look back on an aristocratic past. In the village, you can find imposing farmhouses next to noble residences. Farm history between then and now is displayed at the Farmers’ Museum. On a slight elevation at the entrance of the village, the castle of Mayenburg shows off its two portly towers.
Völlan has positioned itself smartly. It is located slightly away from hustle and bustle but still close to the large towns of Merano and Bozen. It sits quietly up on its plateau of meadows and woodland. The mountain village with the mild climate. The activity spot with the healing fresh air.
This is hiking boot territory. Forest paths and panoramic mountain trails are waiting to be explored. At several stops along the way, the Chestnut Adventure Trail gives you information about the knobbly giant chestnut trees in Völlan which line the circular walk. You can explore the neighbourhood by racing bike and mountain bike, too. Völlan belongs not only to those seeking relaxation but also to explorers in vacation at the ALPIANA – green luxury Dolce Vita Hotel.
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