One of the historical most important squares of Merano is the piazza della rena, which roughly translates to sand square. It received its name from the alluvial sand brought there by the sloshing river. Next to one of the medieval city gates it is cornered by one of the city’s oldest hotels. While closed now it was once widely known as “Archduke Johann” and later renamed to “Esplanade”.
This year, for the first time, it will become part of the Merano WineFestival as host to yet an other tent construct. The GourmetArena will be the focus point for food and delicacies. With hourly show cookings and guided food tastings. It is the place to be for every foodies.
Piazza della Rena / Sandplatz
39012 Merano BZ