Shopping in South Tyrol’s Cities
Paved alleys, car-free pedestrian zones, Italian fashion and cosy cafés invite visitors to shop till they drop in South Tyrol’s cities. In addition to Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol's capital city, the next largest cities of Merano/Meran, Brunico/Bruneck, Bressanone/Brixen and Vipiteno/Sterzing are worthwhile destinations for fashion shopping, specialist foods and souvenirs.
Bolzano/Bozen welcomes shoppers
For great shopping in South Tyrol's capital city, the alleyways close to the fruit market and the characteristic arches are especially recommended. Visitors can expect a charming mix of Italian boutiques, shops with jewellery and design, as well as popular fashion chains. A good selection of South Tyrolean crafts is available in South Tyrolean studios, and a fine assortment of wines and delicacies is available at wine houses and speciality shops. The popular fruit market, which sells food products and flowers, is also located in the centre of the Bolzano. Need a break? Numerous bars in the city centre serve coffee or aperitifs and the many restaurants and inns invite you to try out South Tyrolean and Italian specialities.
Fashion, handicrafts, design and specialist foods
Merano/Meran, Bressanone/Brixen, Vipiteno/Sterzing and Brunico/Bruneck are also great for shopping. In addition to fashion and shoes, each city also boasts a range of delicatessens offering typical South Tyrolean produce like smoked ham and cheese. South Tyrol is a great place to purchase loden cloth and loden products. A fantastic range of sporting goods and clothing is on offer, especially in many places in the Dolomites and in Brunico/Bruneck. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the many Christmas Markets in the cities are stocked with a large selection of handmade products and tasty treats. They are a true paradise for shopping, browsing, and getting into the Christmas spirit.