Aerial view of Mantua, Italy.
BMI regional E145 jet preparing to land in Verona.
Merano - Approximately 182km from Verona airport.
Merano is a popular spa town - Terme Merano Spa.
Merano's Terme Merano gardens.
42.6 km Passer river flows through Merano.
Kurhaus of Merano - (concerts, conventions etc)
Merano's Passer riverside promenade.
Merano - St. Nicholas Cathedral in background.
Church of the Holy Spirit located on the left bank of Merano's Passer River.
Merano is located at an elevation of 324 metres.
Merano's historical centre.
Hotel Meranerhof and the Passer River.
View from Hotel Meranerhof.
Hotel Meranerhof gardens.
Hotel Meranerhof interior.
Hotel Meranerhof, indoor pool.
Hotel Meranerhof evening meal.
Hotel Meranerhof, diet's not allowed!!
Hotel Meranerhof lunch time snacks.
Merano is located at the point where three valleys intersect.
Merano is protected by bad weather due to the mountains in the north, east and west.
Merano is located in a open valley towards the sunny south.
Merano, majority of the population speak German not Italian.
Merano - Another end to a beautiful day.
Glurns the smallest city in South Tyrol.
Welcome to Glurns.
The medieval city of Glurns, 80km north west of Bolzano.
Glurn's town square.
Glurn's town square links the upper and lower towns.
Glurn's Monastery Chiesa dell'Ospedale.
Outside Glurn's city walls with snow peaked mountains in the distance.
S. Catherina parish church in Schluderns.
The pretty village of Schluderns.
Schluderns is located on the western slope of the Monte Sole in South Tyrol.
Quiet village of Schluderns.
Typical house in Schluderns.
Merano's Wandelhalle, a covered arcade built in 1889.
Sissi loved Merano & visited several times in the 19th century.
Merano Sissi's path - Roman bridge.
Merano Sissi's path - View from Roman bridge.
Walk to Merano’s Trauttmansdorff gardens along Sissi’s path.
Trauttmansdorff gardens are located on the eastern outskirts of Merano.
Trauttmansdorff gardens, Sissi stayed in the castle several times in the 19th century.
Trauttmansdorff gardens , lots of different plants from all over the world.
Trauttmansdorff gardens hosts evening concerts in the summer months.
Merano's "Garden city" Trauttmansdorff gardens.
Trauttmansdorff gardens with the viewing platform and castle in the distance.
Trauttmansdorff gardens were voted Italy's most beautiful garden in 2005.
Trauttmansdorff gardens - Europe's top ten gardens in 2006.
The South Tyrolean capital city Bolzano.
Bolzano has lots of shops, boutiques, restaurants and cultural landmarks.
Bolzano's main Walther square.
Bolzano's Cathedral interior.
Ötzi the iceman.
The Mendel funicular railway, longest and steepest in Europe.
The Mendel funicular railway, great views from the top.
Countryside walk from the Mendel funicular railway.
Countryside walk, typical houses.
Caldaro is located 15 km from Bolzano, 110 km from Innsbruck & 120 km from Verona.
Main square of Caldaro.
Wine village of Caldaro.
Caldaro's church next to main square.
Warmest lake of the Alps, Lake Caldaro.
Lots of vineyards in Caldaro.
Tirolo's church, approximately 15 minutes by bus from Merano.
Great views from Tirolo's church.
Tirolo's church grounds.
Stunning view from Tirolo on route to the castle.
Castle Tyrol is located on the outskirts of Merano, approximately 15 minutes by bus.
Entrance to Castle Tyrol.
Cobbled streets of Castle Tyrol.
Great views from Castle Tyrol.
Crucifixion - Castle Tyrol.
Inside Castle Tyrol.
Castle Tyrol, stunning views of the valley.
Quiet isolated village of St. Gertraud.
Walking in St. Gertraud.
St. Gertraud's waterfall.
Fast flowing river in St. Gertraud.
Typical houses in St. Gertraud.
Countryside walk in St. Gertraud.
Fontana Bianca lake, close to St Gertrude.
Time to say goodbye, sunset landing at Bristol, UK.