Let’s get straight to the South Tyrolean village of Merano. A place full of history, charming restaurants and bars and a true hidden gem: The one and only Ottmanngut.
Nestled in a tranquil corner with its own vineyard, the Kirchlechner family have created a magical place: The rooms are bright and full of antiques, the Orangery feels like a stage taken from a 1920s movie. But everyone falls ins love with the sunny garden – with its lemon trees, and cypresses.
People with good taste, searching for a calm place, that gives them a feeling of a second home in a wonderful area.
Sometimes, there are barbecues in the garden and concerts and lectures. Just ask the owner or follow their Instagram-page to get the dates.
Just to make sure, you understand the importance of this detail: The breakfast is haven on earth in this lovely gem and we can just recommend to sit in this lovely garden and enjoy it. It`s a three course meal with only organic products, beautifully created by head chef Ivo. Ottmanngut is also a big supporter of slow food and they only use local ingredients when preparing breakfast – and sometimes dinner.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night, Ottmanngut offers a seated dinner for all guests (“Tavolata”) prepared by its own chef. You sit in the garden and share a variety of dishes. Antipasti, a mein course and a sweet conclusion. Very charming, highly recommended. On the other days you can order small dishes between 12 and 6 pm.
Best time to travel
Spring and of course autumn, when the grapes are being harvested.
From 110 euros per person and night.
Suite & Breakfast Ottmanngut
Giuseppe Verdi Straße 18
Merano / Alto Adige
+39 0473 449656