South Tyrol is the most northern region of Italy. South Tyrol is situated at the sunny south side of the Alps. It is an ideal holiday destination with a wide range from the mountainous north to the Mediterranean south. Fruit orchards in the valleys, groves of chestnuts, mountain forests, mountain pastures, the spectacular tors of the Dolomite Alps and the glaciers of the high mountains. Due to its climate South Tyrol is a popular destination all over the year. The cities Meran, Bolzano and Brixen are the economical and cultural centres of the region. More than 300 medieval castles will impress visitors, which are interested in culture. Some of the castles offer flats and apartments for holiday rentals.