Holidays in Foiana in Merano and Environs
The health resort near Lana
Surrounded by forests, orchards and vineyards, Foiana/Völlan is located near Lana at 700m a.s.l.. Thanks to its pure air quality it has a long reputation as a health resort. Foiana is also a starting point for numerous walks and mountain bike trails in various directions. Following the autumn harvest, the chestnut season and traditional Törggelen festival is a time for convivial celebrations.
Castles and fortresses are interspersed with prehistoric relics, bearing witness to the ancient Rhaetian and Celtic settlements in the area. Around Foiana, trails lead up to traditional mountain hut, inns and taverns.
In 1977, a small peasant and agricultural museum was established in the health resort of Foiana and is open from Easter to All Saints Day in early November. The museum provides insights into the life and culture of the traditional Tyrolean communities of the mountain villages.
Lana and Environs
Located in the heart of the Val d’Adige/Etschtal Valley, the Alpine-Mediterranean town of Lana combines rural charm with urban comfort. Lana is the biggest and oldest apple-growing town in South Tyrol/Südtirol, and is an ideal starting point for discovering South Tyrol’s many hiking and cycling routes. Above Lana rises Mount Vigiljoch. Closed to public traffic but easily accessible by cableway, Mount Vigiljoch is highly popular among families, nature lovers and mountain bikers. The village offers a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities, as well as numerous cultural events. Lana is partly rural in character but also a vibrant town with many shopping opportunities and restaurants in the center.
Experience the vacation actively
Walking, cycling and outdoor sports yearround in Lana and surroundings. Located to the south of Merano/Meran, the market town of Lana extends from the foot of the Vigiljoch mountain into the fertile Etschtal Valley in South Tyrol. Thanks to its central location, this vibrant town on the Adige River is an ideal starting point for a variety of active and leisure holiday activities at all altitudes.
Five ski areas in the immediate vicinity provide fun and outdoor activity also in winter in Lana. Among them is the idyllic ski and hiking area of Vigiljoch. The local mountain of Lana can be reached by cable car in a few minutes. Arriving at the mountain station, you will find yourself in the middle of a quiet natural idyll. Several other hiking destinations in Merano and Environs are easily reachable by public transit in summer as well as winter.
Excursion locations, restaurants, unique hiking trails, bike routes and many other sports and leisure tips throughout South Tyrol are available directly on the interactive map.