Bolzano is the kind of place that invites you to take your time. Its unique location, dramatically surrounded by Dolomite mountains like the Rosengarten and Schlern peaks, as well as vineyards and orchards, exudes the flair of both the Alpine and the Mediterranean. Special attractions and the harmony and melding of two cultures make holidays in South Tyrol's capital city irresistible.
Discover the many sights and sounds of the wonderful city of Bolzano during a casual stroll through town: Begin your tour at Waltherplatz in the heart of the city. Both the cathedral and the old town are just a stone’s throw away. Continue through the many arches past myriad shopping possibilities to the famous Ötzi Museum, featuring many copper-age artifacts. As you stroll, take note of the blending of Italian and German cultures present in the shops and side streets or at the local fruit market. Taste this unique blend in traditional inns, Italian “osterias” or whilst sipping on a cup of coffee or enjoying an aperitif at one of the city’s many cafes. Close by to the Ötzi Museum, the city’s green spaces, known as “Talferwiesen”, invite visitors to linger near the river. On the west side of the Talfer river, the victory monument presents the worthwhile BZ1918-1945 documentary exhibition. In the nearby neighbourhood of Gries, the architecture of the villas in this quiet part of the city takes on a decidedly Italian flair. Not tired yet? Take time to admire Bolzano’s surrounding mountains, follow the beautiful, panoramic trails or take one of three cable cars to explore it all up close and personal.