South Tyrol: A journey through traditions spanning three cultures and three languages

13 February 2024

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Photo of IDM Südtirol–Alto Adige/Jessica Preuhs

Italea makes a stop in the wonderful Autonomous Province of Bolzano. Italea offers an unforgettable experience to Italians living abroad. During this trip, South Tyrol unveils itself as a hidden treasure, rich in history, culture and authenticity.

Italea’s itineraries take travelers through picturesque villages, unspoiled nature and ancient traditions, where the past meets the present. Travelers will be enveloped in a time travel that will take them to enchanting castles, small churches with ancient frescoes, farmers’ markets and musical bands.

South Tyrol’s value and cuisine

The cuisine of South Tyrol is famous for its deliciousness, simplicity and aromatic flavors. Guests will have the opportunity to taste dishes prepared with fresh and local ingredients, discovering the secrets of recipes handed down from generation to generation. The many varieties of canederli with bacon, pumpkin, cheese and spinach will allow you to immerse yourself in the world of the peasants. The strong flavors of knuckle of pork, eggs with bacon and potatoes, Gröstl, will linger on the palate for days. Traditional Tyrolean sweets such as apple strudel, buckwheat cake, horseshoe shaped vanilla crescents, Kaiserschmarren and Strauben will sweeten any traveler interested in tasting delicate and authentic flavors.

But the experiences offered by Italea are more than a tourist trip; they are an immersion into the lives and stories of the local community. Meetings with artisans who preserve ancient traditions, conversations with local elders who tell oral histories, all contribute to creating a tangible bond with the rich culture of South Tyrol.

  • The natural wonders of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano complete the picture. From natural parks to rivers, lakes and snow-capped peaks, the landscape enchants and enfolds the visitor in an embrace of pure beauty.
  • In conclusion, the itineraries offered by Italea in South Tyrol are much more than a vacation; they represent a return to one’s roots, an experience that touches the heart, the mind and the palate. South Tyrol awaits you with open arms, ready to reveal the secrets of its history and to create indelible bonds with those who wish to discover its cultural heritage.

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