Colle di Bolzano could be described as the green lung of Bolzano and is a protected area.
About 10 km from the centre of Bolzano, there is the little mountain village of Colle, representing a real oasis of calm for all those who simply would like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. A winding mountain road takes to the mountain of Colle, moreover there is a cableway taking from Bolzano to the little mountain village. By the way the Colle funicular is one of the oldest cableways suspended in the air worldwide. Put in operation in 1908, new cabins were installed in 2007. This cableway takes you at 1.250 m asl and is a popular means for transport for those who aim at higher and cooler realms.
The little settlement, which is made up of Colle di Villa and Colle dei Signori is located in the heart of nature and is surrounded by fabulous forests and meadows. Moreover you can enjoy fantastic clear views, on the city of Bolzano as well as on parts of the Valle dell’Adige and the Oltradige.
Our tip: a hike to the Monte Pozza, which represents the highest point of the municipality of Bolzano. This is where you can find a viewpoint as well as the so-called “Weihbrunnerstoan”, which is a hollowed rock that lies in the water even if there is no apparent water supply.