The Medieval towns of Chiusa/Klausen and Bressanone/Brixen are well worth a visit. The old Bishopric of Bressanone/Brixen boasts a beautiful Dome with a Gothic cloister, as well as Hofburg Castle with its historical arches. Chiusa/Klausen is dominated by the impressive Sabiona/Säben monastery and you will thoroughly enjoy strolling through the picturesque side streets.
Bolzano/Bozen, the regional capital, is located at only 35 km from Ortisei/St. Ulrich. Here you will not only find many beautiful squares and churches, but also the famous remains of Oetzi the Ice Man at the South Tyrolean Museum of Archeology .
Merano is the second largest city in South Tyrol. Only 70 km separate the valley of Val Gardena/Grödnertal and Merano/Meran, the popular health resort which features the beautiful gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the designer spa created by the architect Matteo Thun.
Landmark of the city is the "Kurhaus" in the old town along the "Passer" promenade.
The Laghetto di Fiè, at the foot of the Sciliar is a popular destination for swimming because of its excellent water quality.
The landscape around the Caldaro lake, the warmest lake in the Alps is characterized by vineyards , old wine villages, castles and ruins. The South Tyrol is the most Mediterranean region of the region Alto Adige.
It only takes a 45 minutes drive to reach Vipiteno, the northernmost city in Italy. The landmark of the city is the 46 m high "Zwölferturm". The many colorful facades of the houses with their characteristic bay windows create a unique ambience. Among the most important events the charming Christmas market is held during the Advent season .
The capital of the Alps is just 110 km from Ortisei . Visit museums and galleries, enjoy shopping in pretty stores, explore the charming old town with the Golden Roof, baroque churches and modern architecture. There is so much to discover in Innsbruck.
In approx. 2 hours drive you can reach the biggest lake in Italy: Lake Garda. There is always something new to discover: picturesque villages, busy malls, historic buildings and a beautiful natural landscape make every area, every corner and every town on Lake Garda something special.
Verona: Why not go on a romantic day trip to the home of Romeo and Juliet! The ancient Arena today hosts a number of famous opera performances.
Venice: The famous laguna city is well worth a visit at any time of the year. One day is enough to get a good impression of what this legendary place is all about.