The Val Passiria or Passeiertal Valley, birthplace of the Tyrolean national hero Andreas Hofer, is one of the most unspoiled and scenically diverse valleys in South Tyrol. Located north of Merano, the valley winds upwards to the Passo Rombo pass, along an ancient trading route. In the lower part of the valley, between Rifiano/Riffian-Caines/Kuens, San Martino/St. Martin and the main town of San Leonardo/St. Leonhard, holidaymakers will find a gentle, expansive valley landscape with Mediterranean flair and top-class hotels. In the upper part of the valley, between Moso/Moos, Stulles/Stuls, Corvara/Rabenstein, Plata/Platt and “soft mobility” Plan/Pfelders, the high alpine landscape rises proudly, offering breath-taking views into the mountains. Protected on its north side, with 300 days of sunshine every year and fascinating climatic contrasts, the Val Passiria Valley is a top destination for athletes, families, gourmets and those seeking rest and relaxation.