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Holidays in the Bolzano and environs region

South Tyrol's southernmost city is a cradle of contrasts and cultures

City and mountains, valleys and villages: opposites attract in Bolzano and its surroundings. While on the squares, the linguistic diversity has everyone's ears. Italian words mix up with German's and make an hypnotic music. In restaurants, you can taste the soul-warming recipes that remind you of your Grandma's house or unbelievably good gourmet food. Go shopping and marvel at the architectural style of the city.  Whether you prefer to wander through the valley to explore the winding alleys, river promenades, flower gardens, and city walls, or get in a cable car to arrive on sunny plateaus and hiking areas, your holiday in South Tyrol will always be exciting.

What you shouldn't miss

Experience the blossoming when it's still winter elsewhere in South Tyrol. Visit a 5,000-year-old mummy. Find fossilised shells in the Bletterbachschlucht gorge. Hike to unique natural monuments.

Find your accommodation

How about a stylish flat in the old town? A wellness hotel with unique cuisine? A suite in a boutique hotel with gourmet cuisine? Or perhaps you’d prefer a room at a farm house?

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Experience the Bolzano and environs region

The Bolzano and environs region combines valleys and mountains, cities and villages, activities and relax. These charming contrasts can be observed during a stroll down the streets of the old town, through the green grocer's stalls in piazza delle Erbeunder medieval arcades or along via Museo street, where the Archeology Museum of the famous mummy Ötzi is located.  Gothic churches, imposing castles, and the fascist architecture - there are many sights scattered throughout the city that are worth a visit. Soak up more contemporary art by calling at the Museion, taste the finest Alto Adige wines in one of the typical wineries or enjoy the Mediterranean spring while strolling along the promenades on the outskirts of the city. Haven't you seen the Rosengarten mountain chain yet? Take the cable car from the city to the Ritten high plateau and board the Rittner Bahnl small train: admiring  the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site has never been more breathtaking. Once you arrive on the sunny plateau, follow the trail signs to the Ritten earth pyramids or walk in the footsteps of Sigmund Freud to discover his favorite places on the Ritten high plateau.

You can also let your eyes wander over the legendary Salten high plateau, where you can witness to the crocuses blooming and be warmed by the first rays of sunshine while lying under the shadow of larches. Do you love the spiritual renewal of spring? In the Trudnerhorn Nature Park, you'll come to know the southernmost and most species-rich nature park in South Tyrol. Walk through the meadows mowed by farmers and marvel at the flowering shrubs and plants, such as the "blue lupine of Altrei", which is a healthy alternative to traditional coffee. When you visit Bolzano's quaint neighbourhood, you'll see how much traditions still shape South Tyroleans' everyday life: the Sarntal valley is home to quill embroidery and many other craft businesses.

Experience something new every day

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Spring awakening in the province's capital

When the temperatures become gradually warming and longer days are coming, Bolzano begins to blossom. At this time of the year, Bolzano's people want to spend their time outside: like on a sunny square to enjoy the gentle spring breeze with an aperitivo.

Frühling in Bozen
Bozen im Frühling

Shopping in Bolzano

Whether you're in the company of your partner, friends or family, there's much beauty to discover during your shopping experience in the South Tyrolean cities. After seeing the artfully decorated facades, arcades and bay windows of the historic city centre, you'll be hooked. Walk into the shops and boutiques to have a glimpse of the Italian fashion: branded sporting goods, leather bags and shoes, traditional arts and crafts. When your shopping tour will be over and your stomach empty, you can book a table in one of the many pizza placestraditional family-runstarred or international restaurants.

What's going on in Bolzano and environs?

The region’s events revolve around the importance of local culture and the joy of togetherness, like at the Rittner Sommerspiele theatre, the Tanz Bozen dance festival and the Original South Tyrolean Christmas Market.

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Locally sourced and enjoyed

 Would you like a glass of sparkling wine from Europe's highest sparkling wine producer? Speck smoked ham produced in respect of traditional methods? Or a locally-designed belt with quill embroidery? Find a wide range of local, high-quality foods and handcrafted articles for daily use in the Bolzano and environs region. Many producers sell straight from the farm where you can try local ingredients and get to know the producers. In this way, you will taste different flavours and gain an insider knowledge about cultivation and processing. With a bit of luck, while strolling through the village, you'll have the chance to look over the shoulders of craftsmen as they create jewellery, wooden sculptures and wine barrels.

Weather forecast & Webcams

Check out the weather forecast in the Bolzano and environs region and planning your holiday in South Tyrol will be easier. And if you want to head up to the mountains, our weather forecast informs you about visibility, sunrise, sunset and zero-degree isotherm.

Your spring holiday in the Bolzano and environs region

For a comfortable and environmentally friendly travel to the Bolzano and environs region, find here the most relevant information. Buses, trains or cable cars drop you off at your accommodation or hiking destination.

  • Travel by train

    You can reach Bolzano from all major towns. Connecting trains, buses, taxis or the "Südtirol Transfer"s shuttle will drop you off at your accommodation.

  • On-site mobility

    Once in Bolzano or in its surroundings, the Südtirol Guest Pass "BozenCard" gives you unlimited access to South Tyrol's public transport.