Meran/Merano, rightfully called a "Mediterranean village in the middle of the Dolomites," is well known for its thermal bath as well as for its annual wine festival, a spectacular culinary event held at the end of October/beginning of November.

A trip to Meran(o) isn't complete without a visit to the world-class botanical garden or a hike in the mountains surrounding this picturesque village.

Introduction supplied by Christopher Allen