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Merano

Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Generally best known for its spa resorts, it is located within a basin, surrounded by mountains standing up to 3335m above sea level, at the entrance to the Passeier Valley and the Vinschgau.In the past, the town has been a popular place of residence for several scientists, literary people, and artists, including Franz Kafka, Ezra Pound, and Paul Lazarsfeld, who appreciated its mild climate.HistoryPlace-nameMeran is the German name for the town; Merano is the Italian name. Both are used in English. The Ladin form of the name is Maran. The official name of the municipality is Stadtgemeinde Meran in German and Comune di Merano in Italian (both are in official use).In 17th-century Latin, the town was called Meranum. Other archaic names are Mairania (from 857 AD) and an der Meran (from the 15th century).OriginThe area has been inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, as shown by the presence of menhirs and other findings. The story of the city proper began in 15 BC when the Romans occupied the Adige valley founding a road station, Statio Maiensis.
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Where to stay in Merano

Merano offers a wide selection of luxury boutique hotels, small inns, and family-run B&Bs with their own restaurants. To enjoy fresh air and sweeping mountain views, stay at a hunting manor just outside the city. Though pricey, private manor-hotels offer easy access to the area's sports facilities, where you can hike, cycle, fish, golf, or ski. A less expensive alternative is to stay at one of the city's inns, which you can use as base for exploring the surrounding region.
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