Bolzano

The offer in the provincial capital of South Tyrol is able to satisfy every visitor’s needs and ranges from tradition to culture and modern trends.

Boasting a number of some 100,000 inhabitants and located almost in the centre of the region, the provincial chief city is located between 232 and 1,616 m asl. In fact, already millenniums ago the valley basin of Bolzano has been settled, the first settlement in this area was called “Bauzaunum”, probably named after the first settler “Bauzus”. In the 12th and 13th century people started building the city, the Mediaeval town that developed remained unchanged up to the 19th century. This was when Bolzano started becoming a tourism stronghold. Above all the quarter of Gries was famous on a worldwide scale as climatic spa.

Today Bolzano comprises five quarters, as well as the little mountain village of Colle di Villa. Particularly worth seeing is the historic town with its arcades. Moreover Bolzano is famous for its varied cultural attractions, such as the Iceman in the provincial Archaeological Museum or the specialized fairs regarding various topics taking place in the Bolzano fair centre. A total of seven museums as well as four castles and mansions can be experienced in the chief city. In the arcades, however, still today you can enjoy authentic the atmosphere of the “little large” city.

  1. Centro - Piani - Rencio

    Centro - Piani - Rencio

    The historic district of Bolzano is meeting point in every season, both for old and…
  2. Don Bosco

    Don Bosco

    Don Bosco is the city district with the largest number of inhabitants.
  3. Europa - Novacella

    Europa - Novacella

    The rather young city district Europa-Novacella developed in a wetland…
  4. Gries - San Quirino

    Gries - San Quirino

    Gries-San Quirinio is the second largest city district of Bolzano.
  5. Oltrisarco - Aslago

    Oltrisarco - Aslago

    High above Oltrisarco and Aslago, Castel Flavon towers into the sky, offering a…
  6. Colle di Bolzano

    Colle di Bolzano

    Colle di Bolzano could be described as the green lung of Bolzano and is a protected area.

Suggested accommodations: Bolzano

  1. Hotel Post Gries
    Hotel

    Hotel Post Gries

  2. Bad St. Isidor
    Inn

    Bad St. Isidor

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