Holidays in South Tyrol – the first choice
Premium holidays in South Tyrol at the Dolce Vita Hotels. South Tyrol is a land of harmonious contrasts and has the perfect weather for every taste. The region boasts magical diversity. Head south, over the Brenner Pass and you’ll already be smack bang in the middle of your holiday in South Tyrol! Surrounded by Mediterranean flair, at the very gates of Merano and encircled by the beautiful mountain scenery. South Tyrol is perfect for wellness and active holidays at any time of the year. Enjoy the most precious time of the year at the luxurious Dolce Vita Hotels in Merano and Val Venosta.
Holidays in South Tyrol: Dolce Vita Hotels to fall in love with
Dolce Vita Hotel in South Tyrol: A perfect balance of nature, culture and luxury
Follow your heart and take your partner on a trip to South Tyrol. Your dreams will come true in the five beautiful Dolce Vita hotels with their sprawling Mediterranean gardens and spa areas. As the chefs of the Dolce Vita restaurants wield their wooden spoons, the gourmet heavens above South Tyrol align. Experience a mouth-watering holiday in South Tyrol.
Why not combine your holiday in the Dolce Vita Hotels with a few cultural highlights? Perhaps visit the Messner Mountain Museum in the mountains or let your children run around and play to their hearts’ content in the unspoilt natural surroundings - in what is probably the most beautiful playground on earth.
The history of South Tyrol
The history of South Tyrol begins in the year 1919. The armistice between Austria-Hungary and Italy was signed at the end of the First World War in 1918. The area south of the Brenner Pass was separated from Austria’s Tyrol and annexed to Italy. Systematic Italianisation of South Tyrol began in 1922 when the fascists under Benito Mussolini seized power in Italy. The name Tyrol was prohibited. Italian became the only official language and the language of the courts between 1923 and 1925. The second phase of Italianisation began in 1928 and a large Victory Monument was erected in Bolzano. The Germans occupied South Tyrol during the Second World War. Many young South Tyroleans were drafted into the Wehrmacht and fought alongside the Germans, more than 8,000 were killed in action.
The Allies occupied South Tyrol in 1945. That same year, the South Tyrolean People’s Party (SVP) was founded. The SVP still holds the majority at the South Tyrolean Landtag to this day. Many failed negotiations took place between Italy and Austria between 1956 and 1960. In 1969, the Italian government presented Austria with a proposal known as the ‘Calendar of Operation’, which finally led to the ratification of the ‘Package for South Tyrol’ and the Second Statute of Autonomy for the Province Bolzano in 1972. This new Statute of Autonomy guaranteed South Tyrol extensive self-government, independence and bilingualism. However, it took a further 20 years until the ‘package’ was fully ratified in 1992. South Tyrol understood how to use its autonomy and become one of the most wealthy, modern and economically prosperous regions not only in Italy but in the whole of Europe.