Maranza, a viewpoint over the Dolomites
Maranza lies on a sunny plateau between Valle Isarco and Val Pusteria, unfar from Bressanone. The view it boasts is one of the most beautiful of the valley: in fact, if you reach the top of mount Gitschberg with the cableway in the village center, after a short hike you will find a broad panoramic platform at 2107 m, where the gaze sweeps from the Dolomites to the Austrian Alps.
The village is a renown tourist resort both in summer and in winter. In the cold season it offers the excellent Gitschberg ski center, with perfect snow conditions and slopes of all levels, cross-country trails, ski mountaineering itineraries, long and exciting sledge slopes and beautiful opportunities for snowshoe walks and romantic horse-sled tours.
In summer, Maranza is a paradise for trekking lovers, boasting plenty of itineraries among green pastures and meadows, discovering charming mountain lakes, admiring the imposing peaks in the height or resting and tasting the delicious South Tyrolean dishes in the numerous shepherds' huts on the plateau. Don't miss a visit to the panoramic platform on Mount Gitschberg, offering a breathtaking landscape, and to the beautiful lakes of Campolago or Seefeldseen.
Maranza also offers many Nordic walking itineraries, outdoor Kneipp facilities and a trim trail.
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