Renowned for its mild climate, the apple-growing village of Lana on the Etsch River to the south of the spa town of Merano/Meran extends between the local apple orchards, vineyards, chestnut groves and the Krebsbach stream along the South Tyrolean Wine Route. Throughout the year, local restaurants, inns and mountain huts serve the best of South Tyrolean cuisine. In the spring, special culinary weeks take place – among others the Blossom Festival and Wild Herbs Days – and at harvest time in the autumn, the wine cellars at the foot of Mount Vigiljoch invite visitors to enjoy the famous and traditional Törggelen feast.
Regional farm produce, from cheese, bread and eggs to homemade juices and locally-grown wines, can be bought directly from the farmers at their farm shops, in the farm markets or at specialty shops in the village. You will also find tips on simple yet sophisticated recipes.
South Tyrolean cuisine combines culinary influences from Italy and the Mediterranean with typical down-to-earth Tyrolean farmhouse dishes. The use of fresh, locally grown produce is standard at most guest establishments in Lana and the surrounding area. In addition, there are also bistro cuisine and ever-popular pizzerias. Some of the mountain huts of the region which serve local specialties with a high level of attention to quality and detail are awarded with the "Real Quality in the Mountains" seal of quality.