Holidays in Maranzaenjoying nature on the alpine plateau
Your holiday in Maranza is characterized by natural experiences in a high alpine landscape. High above the Val d’Isarco, on a sun-drenched alpine terrace, the South Tyrolean mountain resort is located at an altitude of around 1,400 meters. With a height of 2,510 meters, Mount Gitschberg towers above the village. It is the most visible landmark of the village – characterized by its particular shape. Around 900 people live in Maranza. With more than 280 sunny days a year, the village is one of the sunniest towns in South Tyrol. In the quiet community plenty of relaxation is guaranteed – far from daily stress and traffic noise. Crystal clear mountain streams ripple through the meadows, and in the summer the farmers collect the hay on the pastures.
Just off of the centre of Maranza, the Hotel Pfeiferhof is located on a sunny slope. A fantastic panoramic view of the high plateau is visible from the elevated position. The centre of the South Tyrolean mountain village can be reached in only three minutes. In the centre you will find grocery stores, a shop with sports equipment, a bakery and small gift shops. Restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and a bank are also available. In addition, you have the opportunity to pay a visit to the wood sculpture studio. The largest building in the village and the centre of religious life in Maranza is the Church of the 3 Holy Virgins. The church was rebuilt in 1770 in Baroque style, and rests on the foundations of an earlier Gothic building.
Holidays in Maranzain the footsteps of history
The territory of Maranza is an ancient settlement area. Pre-Christian settlement traces have been found behind the farm Gasslerhof. At the old footpath to Maranza there is the so-called “Alte Kuchl”, a rock niche, where shards of pre-Christian centuries were discovered. The granite lined trail from Maranza to Rio di Pusteria is a relic from the early days. A memorial called “Jungfrauenrast ” recalls a rest of the Three Virgins Aubet, and Cubet. An ancient trade route once led through the Pusteria Valley up to Swabia, and Maranza was connected via a driveway with this historic trade route.