Autumn, he's in the air ... are you smelling in too?
Wonderful autumn days, with pleasant temperatures await you in Naturno and surroundings.
Now that the apple and grape harvest is already in full swing, it will not be long before the most beautiful events in the golden autumn.
Törggelen is a long tradition in Naturno/Naturns. The custom of an autumnal outside seating area for chestnuts and doughnuts has been cultivated in South Tyrol for many generations. In the traditional restaurants, inns and taverns ind and around Naturno, traditional regional dishes are served with the new wine (Nuier). Roasted chestnuts and sweet doughnuts are served along with the fresh wine.
The typical Tyrolean Törggelen evenings take place every autumn in Naturno.
Every Wednesday in October there is a traditional Törggelen event held at the village well, and the crowning highlight of the season is the great Törggele Party at 13.10.2019 with the Südtiroler Spitzbuam folk music group.
For the 15th time, Naturns celebrates the world's most fascinating white wine variety - the Riesling.
This grape variety has the ability to express the character of each terroir particularly well and yet always maintain their unique character.
Once a niche product, Riesling cultivation in South Tyrol has finally become established in the last twenty years. Not only the more than 60 hectares of cultivated land, but also regular awards for the local winemakers and wineries in the most important Italian wine guides such as Gambero Rosso, Slow Wine and others. Naturns is considered one of the pioneering places of Riesling cultivation with the wineries Falkenstein and Unterortl.
For five weeks we devote an appealing weekly program to the Riesling with tastings, wine tours and music events.
Since 1886 the third weekend in October the streets and Piazzas of Merano have been given over to the Merano grapes festival. It is the oldest harvest festival in South Tyrol. For three days Merano is all about ancient customs, music and traditional food.
The traditional high point of the festival is a Sunday parade of decorated floats through the alleys of the city. The colourful parade runs from Porta Venosta through the historic centre and the Passeggiata Lungo Passirio and is accompanied by music bands, folk dancing groups, fanfares and brass bands as well as guilds for traditional costumes from South Tyrol, Germany, Switzerland and Trentino. On the grape festival market on the Passeggiata Lungo Passirio you find food stalls and regional products.