Ritten tramway / cable car
A tramway has been connecting Collalbo/Klobenstein and Soprabolzano/Oberbozen for more than a century. It goes through meadows and woods, stopping at the little gracious intermediate stations. The cable car between Soprabolzano/Oberbozen and Bolzano/Bozen, a top-class European means of transport, also offers a stunning panorama. This is how, starting off from the Villa, you can reach downtown Bolzano/Bozen, first across the Renon/Ritten Plateau and then descending around 1000 m, all in a bit more than half an hour. Indeed, you will be surrounded by a magnificent landscape during the whole journey. A unique but at the same time fast and comfortable service to travel while enjoying breathtaking views.
The Renon/Ritten Plateau is surely a place where sport plays a major role. Just a few steps away from the Villa you can find the Arena Ritten sport facilities. These include football, indoor-football and basketball pitches and also tennis courts as well as the ice hockey stadium and the ice rink. The local ice-hockey team is Ritten Sport , the 2014 winner of the Italian Elite League Moreover, the Renon/Ritten ice rink is the world's fastest outdoor rink. While it proves to be ideal for in-line skating in the summer, in the winter you will find the world's top speed-skaters training here . Last but not least, you will also find many trails that offer a variety of tour options such as mountain biking, trekking and horse riding.
The thing that mainly characterizes South Tyrol and its people is the devotion to their own traditions. And it is only thanks to this devotion and strong determination to keep traditions alive that you can get a flavour of past times –traditional costumes, folk-music bands and carriages drawn by Haflingers, i.e. the blonde-maned native horses. . An exciting and joyful display that will take you back to the good old days of this wonderful place.
You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Dolomites almost everywhere in Ritten.