Just a few kilometres from South Tyrol's capital city Bolzano sits the small town of Laives and the neighbouring communities of Bronzolo/Branzoll and Vadena/Pfatten. Holidaymakers here will profit from the central, yet quiet location of the municipality amidst the wine and apple growers. Here along the South Tyrolean Wine Road the decisive role of wine and its impact on the local culture is palpable. The Laives parish church is characterised by the melding of traditional design and contemporary arts. For the active, a ride along the Etschtal Cycle Path comes highly recommended. It is even possible to ride all the way to Lago di Garda lake.