Surrounded by woods, vineyards and orchards, Marlengo (Marling in German) is a municipality in the province of Bolzano, located at short distance from the spa resort of Merano, characterized by a mild climate and a diverse tourist offer, able to satisfy the expectations of those who are looking for a quiet and relaxing experience, and those of the lovers of sports and long walks in the open air, in contact with nature along the several tracks and trails.
The name, most probably derives from pre-Roman term "marra" (pile of stones), is attested for the first time in a series of XII century documents.
Not to miss:
- the old Parish Church of Marlengo, already mentioned in 1166, rebuilt in 1251 and enlarged in the XV century;
- the new Parish Church, dedicated to the Assumption, built in the early XX century in neo-Gothic style, designed by Austrian architect Anton Weber. This building has a twin in Sesley, England, built by a English nobleman who, after spending his holidays in Marleno, was struck by the beauty of this church and had built a similar structure in his home town;
- the Church of San Felix, which is documented since 1251 and is located near a small spring;
- the Castle of Monteleone, built in 1240 by the Lords of Marlengo, which dominates the main centre of the nearby town of Cermes;
- the maze-garden of Kränzel;
- the nature trail of Marlinger Waal.