Terlan (German pronunciation: [ˈtɛrlan]; Italian: Terlano [terˈlaːno]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.
The municipal area is situated within the Adige Valley, about 9 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano. Terlan is famous for its wine and asparagus production. It is the northernmost comune of the Überetsch-Unterland district, bordering the municipalities of Andrian, Eppan, Bolzano, Gargazon, Mölten, Nals, and Jenesien.
As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 4,128 and an area of 18.7 square kilometres (7.2 sq mi).
The municipality of Terlan contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Siebeneich (Settequerce) and Vilpian (Vilpiano).
The settlement of Torilan was first mentioned in a 923 deed of the Salzburg archbishops. About 1200, the Counts of Tyrol had Neuhaus Castle erected high above the Adige valley. The fortress was later held by the Gorizia-Tyrol dynasty and in the 19th century received the name Maultasch Castle, after Countess Margaret whose residencies are however not substantiated. Under the reign of the Habsburg archdukes Frederick... Read more...