Brunico, the main town of the Pustertal valley, is well worth visiting. In 2009 it was chosen as the small town with the best quality of life in Italy, and rightly so! You can explore it all from your holiday apartment, including the Brunecker Stadtgasse, one of the prettiest shopping streets in South Tyrol. It has quaint shops in colourful buildings with ornate gables, congenial cafes and a wide variety of restaurants. A potter around the old town is an experience in itself. Culture lovers can seek out the City Museum Brunico, in the restored building that once hosted the coaching stables. It houses the town’s museum of graphic arts alongside temporary exhibitions. The people of the Pustertal valley are known to be very sociable and Brunico loves its celebrations in both summer and winter. You don’t have to be a culture vulture to find plenty on offer here – town festivals, long summer evenings, concerts or theatre productions – and our holiday apartments are the ideal starting point!
The folklore museum in Teodone, only a few kilometres from Brunico, offers insights into farming culture. It centres on a baroque residence with stately rooms and folklore collections, while in the neighbouring farm building you can view a range of agricultural implements. There is also an open air site with old, original farmhouses and craft workshops, offering you a glimpse into the past.
Brunico Castle, once a bishop’s residence, sits picturesquely on a hilltop above the town and houses Messner Mountain Museum RIPA, which gives a fascinating insight into the world’s mountain people. MMM Corones, another Messner Mountain Museum, is situated on Plan de Corones, Brunico’s local mountain, and is a spectacular building designed by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid. It commands views to all points of the compass, from the Lienz Dolomites in the east to Mt. Ortles in the west, and from Marmolada in the south to the Zillertal Alps in the north.
Take a stroll on the promenade alongside the Rienza river, enjoy an aperitif or espresso out in the open or visit the castles and palaces – there is always plenty to do in the Brunico area! Take a dip in Cron4, the indoor and open air swimming pool, and then relax in the sun afterwards. With a waterfall, a 75 metre slide, a variety of pools and a jet stream canal, it is sure to be a hit with all the family. And if it does happen to rain you can visit the 250 m2 climbing hall in Brunico, which is a sporting pleasure for climbing fans with 36 climbing routes and its own boulder area. After all that you can return to your apartment in Brunico and while away the summer evening in comfort...
There is plenty of opportunity for winter fun in Brunico, with its varied cultural and sporting attractions and its local ski mecca, Plan de Corones. Take a leisurely stroll through the romantic streets, relax at the Cron4 water park or enjoy a cosy evening meal in one of the town’s restaurants – you can enjoy your winter holiday in Brunico in many different ways. One thing you really mustn’t miss is the Christmas market! Accompanied by twinkling lights and the aroma of hot kiachl pastries and mulled wine, you will be sure to find the perfect handmade Christmas present on one of the many market stalls. And at New Year the town transforms itself with huge fireworks, music and entertainment.
Our young farmer Andreas is a qualified cycling guide. He can take you on guided rides and show you the best trails in the Pustertal valley; he also provides top-level cycle servicing directly at the farm.