Plan de Corones in South Tyrol, where leisure and sport meet ideal terrain
The Plan de Corones area, real watershed between the Val Pusteria and the Val di Marebbe is characterised by its varied and evocative natural landscape.
Immersed in the extraordinary beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site world heritage site, the area offers various leisure options, from excursions to skiing guaranteeing a holiday dedicated to nature, sport and also culture.
Brunico: at the foot of Plan de Corones
The first stop we recommend is Brunico, in the heart of the green Val Pusteria. Visiting this city will immerse you in a worldly atmosphere that blends with South Tyrolean authenticity. You will come across historical architecture such as the majestic Castle, which will welcome you from afar. You will pass through a bustle of colourful shops, alternating with renowned boutiques. And then don't overlook wine bars and cafés, scattered along the centre. What will strike you is the quality and tranquillity of life.
Mountain Culture: Museums
The combination of experiences at Plan de Corones cannot be separated from the true celebration of the mountains that you will find in no less than two museums: the Messner Mountain Museum Corones and the LUMEN.
The MMM, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, is the futuristic museum dedicated to traditional mountaineering and will offer you a breathtaking view of the Alps.
At LUMEN, the Mountain Photography Museum, you will find an incredible amount of historical and digital mountain shots, on topics ranging from mountaineering to tourism to spirituality.
Hiking and ski area: the three nature parks
Do you have an active lifestyle? Then this is where you belong. The Plan de Corones holiday region extends in close proximity to no less than three nature parks, where you can indulge in skiing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking and more.
Be it the wide plateaus of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park with the fairy-tale Lake Braies or the stony plateaus and vertiginous peaks of the Puez-Odle Nature Park or the glaciers and sheer cliffs of the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park you will be spoilt for choice.
Ladin culture: San Martino in Badia
We suggest concluding the tour in South Tyrol with a visit to the village of San Martino in Badia. You can visit the Ćiastel de Tor Museum, housed in the old castle, with its exhibitions on Ladin culture and language. And then the traditional South Tyrolean cuisine is worth the trip, because it preserves Ladin roots even in the dishes. Inviting dishes, with few ingredients, just like in the country tradition. Have some tasty barley soups, turtres, pockets filled with spinach or sauerkraut, and to end on a sweet note, furtaies, spiral-shaped fried sweets.