The province of South Tyrol has been a popular destination for tourists from home and abroad for many decades. Above all, this is an ideal location for visitors. For instance, within hours you can reach major Italian cities and sites of scenic and cultural interest which are really worth seeing. And a day trip is the perfect way to explore another part of Italy, to see something different and then return to your holiday home with a host of new impressions. There are also interesting places in Austria and Switzerland which can likewise be reached from South Tyrol in just a short time. So your stay at the Hotel Rosslaufhof in Castelrotto can include a variety of trips to nearby destinations.
We offer a variety of day trips and travel with you to various locations around Lake Garda and the famous lagoon city of Venice - an absolute must when in Italy. But our local attractions, such as the rugged cliffs and high peaks of the Dolomites, are well worth a visit too.
You really must see this during your holiday in the Dolomites!
We can help you get to know some of the most beautiful spots in Italy and the South Tyrol, and look forward to sharing your company on a variety of fun excursions guaranteed to broaden your horizons and bring new momentum to your holiday.
We look forward to your booking.
The Schieder-Goller family
Our excursions are always weather dependent and thus, on occasions, can be subject to change.
Lake Garda has always attracted visitors from near and far to its shores, and not just in the warm season. At 51.6 km long and 17.2 km wide, Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda) is the largest lake in Italy, and in some places reaches a depth of 346 m. The most famous places on the Lake Garda shoreline are Salò, Limone, Torbole, Sirmione, Malcesine, Lazise and Bardolino. Here, you will find thriving Mediterranean plants such as cypress, oleander, cedar, olives and palm trees as well as oranges and lemons.
From Castelrotto you drive to Bolzano and continue on down the motorway to Verona, where you will spend around two and a half hours. A tour of the historic city centre and the famous arena are certainly on the agenda, as is a detour to see the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ balcony! Then the journey continues, joining Lake Garda itself at the village of Garda where there will be a coffee break. After an hour in Garda, the journey continues along the eastern Gardesana via Torri, Malcesine and Torbole, with a short stay in each. Then we pass through the Arco Valley, past Lake Toblino and Trento where we rejoin the motorway and back to Castelrotto.
La Serenissima, "the Most Serene One", is a well-deserved sobriquet for Venice. This capital of the Veneto region is both a real tourist hotspot and a cultural centre of international importance. The historic centre of Venice occupies some larger islands in the lagoon. Until well into the 16th century, Venice was a major trading city and one of the largest trading hubs for luxury goods, spices, salt and wheat. Broad canals run throughout the city – which means it has many bridges. All travel takes place exclusively via these waterways – whether by vaporetto, water taxi or the famous gondolas which adorn the cityscape and are so popular with tourists from all over the world.
First, the excursion travels to the provincial capital of Bolzano and then to Verona, where we stop for a short coffee break. Then we continue on to the picturesque lagoon city of Venice, before finally arriving in St. Mark's Square by boat (vaporetto). You will be enchanted by this unique Italian city, which each year welcomes a host of visitors from all over the world. Here you can marvel at the most beautiful palazzi from bygone times, impressive churches such as the Basilica San Marco, romantic alleyways and bridges like the Rialto Bridge or the Bridge of Sighs. You will spend six hours in Venice – enough time to enjoy a little Italian joie de vivre
The Dolomites have achieved worldwide fame, and parts of this famous mountain range have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. The highest peak in the Dolomites is the Marmolada which is 3,342 metres high. But the Rosengarten, Schlern, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sassolungo and Boespitze are all similarly acclaimed and ultra-photogenic places you must see at least once in your life. So what better occasion than a holiday in Castelrotto in South Tyrol? Sign up for our grand tour of the Dolomites and enjoy these impressive views!
From Castelrotto the route journeys through the Val Gardena, over the Sella Pass at 2,240 m, the Pordoi Pass at 2,239m, and the Falzarego Pass at 2,117m. We stop on each pass for about 15 minutes to enjoy the fabulous views. Then we continue on to Cortina d'Ampezzo, where we stop to have lunch and take a leisurely stroll around the village. In the afternoon, we head on to Lake Misurina via the Tre Croci Pass where the view of the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo mountains is simply breathtaking. Afterwards we continue through the Val di Landro to Bruneck, where we fortify ourselves with a coffee break before finally making our way back to the Hotel Rosslaufhof in Castelrotto.