"MERANO - THE CITY OF FLOWER'S!" Top 5 Page for this destination Merano by balhannah

Merano Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 167 photos


This City was a favorite of mine.

I could have easily stayed here longer!


I loved walking in Merano, in fact, the city is made for walkers. I loved the beautiful architecture and the stunning gardens that were everywhere.

The scenery in this area was spectacular, our B&B was great - I didn't want to leave.....................

I guess you could say I FELL IN LOVE WITH MERANO!


You might ask yourself how it is possible that a well-known alpine ski resort could be called "City of Flowers."

Merano is completely surrounded by snowy peaks that can reach altitudes of 10,000 feet


the city itself sits in a lush fertile valley only 1,000 feet high.

What more could you want than...........

Clean air, friendly locals, great food and wine, Streets free of cars, lawns and gardens brimming with colorful Mediterranean flowers and exotic trees?

Nothing !

If you have a car and would like a beautiful scenic round route back to Merano, perhaps stay overnight somewhere, then follow some of my tips.

After reading this page, if you wish to follow my journey through Italy, please click on the Town link below


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lot's and lot's to see!
  • Cons:Busy to drive in!
  • In a nutshell:A City full of beautiful building's and garden's
  • Last visit to Merano: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated May 24, 2016
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (25)

Comments (7)

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo

    Nice destination! Thank you for virtual tour! I would like to visit it.

  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Lovely photos. Thank you for the virtual tour of Merano.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    What a beautiful town - I love the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    It's lovely to read of your enthusiasm for this pretty town! Your pension looks like a real find and I loved my tour of the beautiful gardens :-)

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Mar 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      Thanks Sarah. There wasn't much written on VT about Merano, but what I read made the town sound ok. Well, for us, it surpassed our expectations, I really would have liked longer here and in the area. Those gardens, wow! Be great to see them in full colour, even so, they were good!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Thanks for a great virtual tour. As always your photos were super:)
    I never got this far, I was staying in Kastelruth/Castelrotto a few km away. I ended up hiking and had a great time. But I have to agree this area is so easy to fall in love with:)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2012 at 5:17 AM

    Thanks for the virtual tour of the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. They do indeed look impressive – and very large. Good that they keep the poisonous plants labelled in the Forbidden Garden. The modernistic viewing platform at viewpoint 2 does look a bit daunting, but I think it would be worth climbing up to see the view from the top.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Oh wow, you came at the best time! I remember Merano being the flower city and it seems it is still :-) Lovely gardens and I also like the viewpont with the stairs :-) The door of the castle's chapel is absolutely stunning!!! And I also like the windows of St. Joseph church, they seem to be a tribute to flower town :-)


“Don't wait till you retire to travel, do it now!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 0 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 4 2

Badges & Stats in Merano

  • 25 Reviews
  • 103 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 1,200PageViews

Have you been to Merano?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Merano

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (18)