South Tyrol

What to pack for your trip to South Tyrol and the Alps

Functional clothing. If you are planning to visit during skiing season in winter, functional clothing is key for enjoying and being safe in the outdoors. It can get quite cold on the mountains. In addition, you should pack thermal underwear (preferably wool), breathable layer clothing, plenty of socks (again, preferably wool, rather than cotton or synthetic), and a warm hat. Swedish functional clothing specialist Odlo has a great line of clothing products for the icy outdoors.

Shoes that withstand the mud. Hiking during the rain can be quite a mess, so it might be a good idea to pack a not-too-bulky pair of trail runners, such as Saucony’s Peregrine 7 for men or women, that hold up well on wet and dry ground.

All-weather gear. During the spring and fall seasons, be prepared for rainy and windy conditions. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too – handy for when the weather clears up again. Tuck a good (but compact) umbrella, like Repel's Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating, into your bag, in case of a real downpour.

Power adapter and charger. In Italy the power sockets are of type F (his socket also works with plug C and plug E). The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. A type F power adapter is included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

A great source of information is the free Merano Magazine (available in Italian and German) which is published twice a year and provides great insider tips to the region.

Check out all our locations in South Tyrol:

Chalet

Chalet Grumer – Public and Private Jacuzzis

A small chalet, located aboce Bolzano, with breathtaking views of the Dolomites.
ImperialArt

ImperialArt Boutique and Design Hotel – Alpine Crystal

The ImperialArt Hotel in Merano is situated right in the middle of town, right opposite the prestigious Kurhaus.
ImperialArt

ImperialArt Boutique and Design Hotel – Paradise Loft

The ImperialArt Hotel in Merano is situated right in the middle of town, right opposite the prestigious Kurhaus.
ImperialArt

ImperialArt Boutique and Design Hotel – Penthouse Thermae

The ImperialArt Hotel in Merano is situated right in the middle of town, right opposite the prestigious Kurhaus.
Montchalet

Montchalet – Platin Suite

An all-suite hotel situated in the heart of the splendid and renown Val Gardena, in the midst of the natural wonder of the Dolomites, Unesco World Heritage
Villa

Villa Orsogrigio – Ursa Major Suite

A small, intimate structure that features only 10 rooms ranging from suites to deluxe.