In Merano/Meran, within the South Tyrolean cultural melting pot, Tyrolean and Italian cuisine find expression in the local restaurants. Tyrolean dishes served in traditional Alpine wooden dining rooms and parlors sit side by side with Italian osteria and pizzeria.
In the town center there are true Italian cafés and pastry shops. Often in Merano it is possible even in winter to enjoy a coffee outdoors in the sunshine and mild temperatures.
Merano offers a culinary event program throughout the year: from the weekly farmers market on Saturdays and the Merano Market to the International Merano WineFestival, and the gastronomy events Spicy Weeks, Chocolate Weeks and Veggie Weeks.