Thanks to its favorable location high above Merano, Tirolo is the ideal base from which to explore the many sights and attractions of Merano and Environs. The spa town of Merano can be accessed by car or the nostalgic chair lift in just a few minutes. The Belle Epoque old town has lovely stores and is a welcoming place to shop, dawdle or go for a stroll along the sunny promenades. Another worthwhile trip is to Merano’s Thermal Baths, where 25 pools with healing thermal water and spa treatments using natural South Tyrolean products promise well-deserved relaxation. A special highlight is the Botanical Gardens at Trauttmansdorff Castle. The 83 garden landscapes ranging from native to exotic, and the first museum of tourism history in Merano represent a great day out for nature-lovers, anyone interested in culture, and families with children.