Nature at its most splendid and invigorating

San Vigilio is just so seductive: lush, blossoming, and fragrant. Up here above Merano, the full splendour of nature in its infinite variety await you: carpets of alpine roses blossom in spring, mountain anemones, foxglove and primroses adorn the colourful Alpine meadows in summer. From the chairlift the bright blue gentian is magnificent to behold, wild orchids are in bloom beneath the little church of San Vigilio and the Black Lake is home to some wonderful rare wetland plants. The air in San Vigilio is aromatic and refreshing, full of the fragrant aroma of larch trees and mountain flowers, which renders this recreational area truly remarkable.

Lana’s local mountain harbours another treasure: within the rocky depths there lies a crystal-clear, slightly radioactive spring. Originally the spring was the main water supply for the farmhouses, holiday homes and inns of San Vigilio. It wasn’t until the 1960s that numerous scientific experiments established the high mineral quality of the water. People began to transport the water for kilometres to Merano, where it is still sold as mineral water by one of the companies belonging to the Forst Brewery. Because of its soothing and pain relieving effects, the radon water of San Vigilio has been used for cure treatments since 1972. Baths and inhalations used to be offered by the Merano spa centre and are now part of the range of treatments available at the new Merano Therme.


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