The city of Merano includes the districts Maia Bassa, Maia Alta, Quarazze, Labers and Sinigo as well as the historic district.
In the basin in which Val Passiria, Val Venosta and Val d’Ultimo meet, there is the city of Merano, which has been a renowned spa town already in the 19th century. In Roman times the settlement “castrum maiense” has been built, which later on continued existing as Maia. Merano itself has been mentioned for the first time in 857 as Mairania and has officially been declared a city in the 13th century. Today the districts Maia Bassa, Maia Alta, Quarazze, Labers and Sinigo belong to Merano, not to forget the historic district with mediaeval shopping arcades.