Starting from Bolzano, the locality of Soprabolzano can also be reached without car, that is to say by a modern cableway.
Soprabolzano, belonging to the municipality of Renon, is located on the high plateau extending above the provincial capital, at an altitude of 1,221 m asl.
In order to reach Soprabolzano you can take the modern cableway starting from Bolzano, which is by the way not only a comfortable, but also a very fast means of transport. Originally this cableway used to be a rack railway, in 1966 it was replaced by a cableway that used to be in operation until 2007. After a construction period of 2 years, the 4,560 m long 3-S cableway was put into operation, transporting people from Bolzano to Soprabolzano. From Soprabolzano to Collalbo, however, still today the historical train is operating.
Worth seeing is above all the S. Giorgio and Giacomo church of the 13th century, boasting beautiful ceiling paintings such as Jesus Chris as judge and evangelist symbols. Another sight is the bee museum in Costalovara at the 500-year old Plattnerhof farm, where lovers of nature can gather interesting information. In 2004 a bee educational trail has been established true to the motto the “senses of bees”. Beside the earth pillas, the Katzenbachtal valley it is one of the sights you absolutely have to visit in your stay.
Our tip: a walk along the educational trail. From the cable-car station in the centre of the village the trail number 23 takes to the earth pyramids of Soprabolzano.