South Tyrol is lightly treaded by English-speaking tourists, so your trip will go much more smoothly if you speak the language—actually, languages. The region (known as "Südtirol" in German and "Alto Adige" in Italian) is bilingual, so pick up a few phrases in German or Italian to get by.
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