©

Merano trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Merano

(9,000+ reviews from top 30 attractions)
Spas Parks Historic Sites
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.
Use our Italy trip builder to plan your trip to Merano and other destinations in Italy.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Merano

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Merano:
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, wildlife areas, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Trails, winter sports, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, spas, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Merano

43 days in Trentino-Alto Adige & Cortina d'Ampezzo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Rome, Italian Alps & Venice BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM CYPRUS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Merano BY A USER FROM KUWAIT August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Italy & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM PANAMA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans