Bolzano: city of Culture and Art

The business city you don't expect.

Thanks to its two identities, one italian side and one southtyrolean, Bolzano amazes tourists coming from all over Europe and Italy.

Gothit architecture mixes with mediterrenean cuisine and gives birth to an enchanting mix of historical & cultural beauty. Bolzano is a young, cosmopolitan and university city, where people from all over the world meet for holidays, studying and business. 

Walther Square
Museion Bolzano
Art & Culture 
Museums

Modern and contemporary Art, history, nature... Not only the famous Ötzi, the Similaun man, but also various attractions are offered in our museums in Bolzano. 

Here you have a list of the museums that you can’t absolutely miss:
 

  • South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (Ötzi)
  • Mercantile Museum
  • Municipal Museum
  • Museion – Museum of modern and contemporary art
  • Museum of Nature South Tyrol
  • Messner Mountain Museum
Sightseeing 
Castles

The region appeals tourists thanks to its wonderful castles: some of them are hidden, others are easier to reach, all together they represent the most historical and authentic part of Bolzano. Let the charm of this ancient dwellings fascinate you, while you take a walk around the city.
 

  • Castel Roncolo, location of art and events
  • Castel Flavon, headquarter of an enjoyable restaurant
  • Castel Mareccio, which hosts events and dj sets
  • Castel Trattmansdorff and its wonderful gardens
Castel Mareccio
Piazza Erbe Market
Shopping
Markets

It is impossible that you have never heard about the Bolzano’s Christmas market. Its charm is full of lights, colours, perfumes and local traditions, which create a typical Christmas and magic atmosphere.

 

During the rest of the year Piazza delle Erbe hosts the oldest market of Bolzano since 1295. The market is nowadays situated in the old town centre, near the well-known Neptune fountain, also called “host with a fork”, which is classified as one of the 100 most beautiful fountains of Italy. In this area, you can find fresh fruits and seasonal vegetables, local meet, food and wine. Piazza Erbe Market is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm, except on Saturday afternoon, Sundays and on holidays.

Eating & Drinking
Food and wine

The Törggelen is an ancient tradition that takes place from end of September to the begin of December. During the Törggelen, the farmers were used to invite neighbours and offer them their self-produced wine. Nowadays it is possible to taste a savoury South Tyrolean Speck and some Kaminwurzen, which is a smoked sausage produced by the local families or taste some typical dishes of the peasant cuisine of the region.

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City Center Bar
Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano Pool
Sport & Outdoor life 
Dolomites and sport

A natural architectural work formed around 260 million years ago, the Dolomites, also known as Monti Pallidi, Pale Mountains, were declared in 2009 World Heritage by the UNESCO Commission. The UNESCO heritage covers an area of 231 thousand hectares, divided between the provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Pordenone and Udine. It also includes: Pelmo and Croda da Lago, Pale di San Martino, San Lucano, Belluno Dolomites, Vette Feltrine, Friuli and Oltre Piave Dolomites, the list goes on with the Northern Dolomites, Puez-Odle, Sciliar, Catinaccio and Latemar, Bletterbach and Brenta Dolomites.

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Flight

Distance airport

Bolzano 1km
Verona 160km
Innsbruck 127km
Orio al Serio 250km
Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano Bozen
Hotel Bozen Srl
Via Bruno Buozzi, 35
Bolzano 39100 Italy
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