eppan appiano
eppan appiano


Appiano, the largest wine-growing area all over South Tyrol, is characterised by castles and grapevines

Appiano with its surroundings is known as the "region of castles" and comprises the villages of San Michele, San Paolo, Cornaiano, Riva di Sotto, Frangarto, Missiano, Predonico and Gaido. The municipality of Appiano (200 - 1,800 m a.s.l.) counts some 14,000 inhabitants and features the ideal soils for vines and grapes - wine lovers will be delighted.

Vine-growing is the main source of income for farmers in Appiano, a fact that is also reflected by the landscape that is mainly characterised by vineyards and some fruit orchards. Appiano stretches at the slopes of the Mendola mountain ridge, partially on moraine hills of the last Ice Age. Archaeologic findings of the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages testify an early settlement of this area. It is presumed that the name of the village derives from a Roman squire named Appius. S. Paolo is one of his places of residence.

The numerous castles, mansions and residences in the municipality characterise the landscape and the single villages and attract attention. Many castles can be experienced in the frame of a walk and some can even be visited. Others are often venue for concerts and theatre performances. Another attraction are the Monticolo lakes and the protected forest of Monticolo, considered to be recreation centres for the inhabitants of Bolzano. For hikers, there are interesting paths and destinations, such as Castel Firmiano, and the three major castles of Appiano. You are going to read more in the following articles.

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  1. st michael eppan san michele appiano

    S. Michele

    San Michele is the main locality of Appiano and is located in central position at…
  2. st pauls eppan s paolo appiano

    S. Paolo

    San Paolo is one of the most beautiful villages of Appiano characterised by its…
  3. girlan cornaiano


    Cornaiano benefits from its sun-spoilt location on a plateau at an altitude of 435…
  4. eppan montiggl monticolo


    Monticolo, this is how the little village at the lakeside of the homonymous lake is…
  5. eppan unterrain appiano riva di sotto

    Riva di Sotto

    Riva di Sotto borders the municipality of Andriano and lies on the north-western…
  6. frangart frangarto


    Frangarto extends at the foot of Castel Firmiano, which hosts the Messner Mountain Museum.
  7. missian missiano


    Missiano is a particularly idyllic village located between San Paolo and Riva di Sotto.
  8. eppan perdonig appiano predonico


    Predonico is one of the mountain villages of Appiano and is located on the road to Gaido.
  9. eppan gaid appiano gaido


    Gaido is the right place for those looking for seclusion and a lot of nature.
  10. Eppan Berg Hauptbild


    Monte is a district of the municipality of Appiano. It is the youngest part of this…
  11. Gand weinsrasse


    Ganda connects Pianizza di Sopra with Appiano and is a separate district of this…

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