Varna, Bressanone & vicinity

The door to the South

Grape vines, blooming apple orchards and chestnut groves decorate the landscape of Varna, the small village outside of Bressanone. There is a reason it is called the “Door to the South”.
Protected by the surrounding mountains, here at 670 m above sea level crispy apples, juicy grapes and fragrant Mediterranean plants ripen and flourish. Varna near Bressanone is the perfect starting point for adventure and free-time activities all year long. Particularly beautiful: the blooming apple trees in spring, the mild climate in summer, Törggelen in fall and the idyllic landscape in winter.

Mediterranean plants ripen and flourish - Villa Mayr

On a journey of discovery:
Highlights in Varna near Bressanone

  • Do you want to go bike riding? The bike path goes directly past our Villa Mayr!
  • Refreshment for your feet: Kneipp facilities in Varna
  • Idyllic circular hikes: Lake Varna
  • A classic in fall: The “Keschtnweg” chestnut trail from Bressanone to Chiusa
  • Incredible places: Salern castle
  • An art history jewel and important vineyard: Novacella monastery with a baroque collegiate church, museum and art gallery (within a 30 minute walk)
  • Shopping & strolling in Bressanone: Only 8 minutes by bus or car to the city

See and discover more …

Chiusa 16 km   22 min.

It can and should be called an “Artists’ town”: More than 250 artists, painters, poets and sculptures are now living in the small medieval town of Chiusa. These include also Albrecht Dürer, who immortalised the town in 1494 in his engraving “Nemesis”. A small town with charm, winding alleys, colourful façades and character - still today.

  • This idyllic and historical old town invites you to stroll around and linger
  • Säben Abbey the “Acropolis of Tyrol”, the oldest pilgrimage site in the area
  • City museum of Chiusa with a historical art collection
Historical old town - Villa Mayr
Klausen - Villa Mayr
Säben Abbey - Villa Mayr

Brunico 35 km   35 min.

The heart of Val Pusteria is called Brunico, and is located at the base of the local Plan de Corones, a medieval town along the Rienz that is a meeting point for young and old, big and small.

  • Idyllic town lanes in Brunico
  • State Museum of Folk Traditions in Teodone
  • Messner Mountain Museum Ripa
  • Messner Mountain Museum Corones
  • Museum of mountain photography LUMEN
Idyllic town lanes in Bruneck - Villa Mayr
Castle Bruneck - Villa Mayr
MMM Corones - Villa Mayr

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