Maranza, Mount Gitschberg and Val Giovo in the summer
In summer and autumn, most guests come to South Tyrol especially for hiking. As already described on our page “Hiking Holidays”, there are many hiking trails that in the summer lead you directly from Maranza to Mount Gitsch and on the peaks of Val Giovo. But of course, in the summer especially children love to spend time in and around the water, swimming, cooling down and boating. During the few rainy days in the summer, the Alpinpool in Maranza offers many attractions for the younger generation, with a lap pool and a children’s area. In fine weather, you may visit the outdoor pool in Rio di Pusteria or take a trip to the Alpe di Siusi and visit the Lake of Fiè for swimming and boating. A trip to the lakes of Caldaro or Monticolo in the South Tyrolean valleys takes only one hour from Maranza. And of course, for hard-core water lovers there are our many mountain lakes and pools in the icy mountain brooks. This is not for everyone, but those who dare will have an incredibly intense experience!
Holidays in Maranza – Hiking destinations in the summer
With the AlmenCard Plus, you may enjoy free admission to more than 80 museums in South Tyrol. One of them is the Fortress Fortezza, a huge fortification with an informative permanent exposition, a Bunker Museum and interesting temporary exhibitions. The Novacella Abbey near Bressanone is a living monastery, connecting secular establishments – like a wine factory, a boarding school, and an electricity plant – with the monastic life. A guided tour shows you the incredible library, the cellar and the cloister garden.
Despite being such a remote and quiet corner of the Pusteria Valley, the holiday regions of Val Giovo and Gitschberg in the summer offer plenty of options and a surprisingly central location to many South Tyrolean hiking destinations.