Bolzano in South Tyrol

Bolzano, chief town of province "Alto Adige - Südtirol - South Tyrol" and famous trade and tourist center, is found in the north of Italy, 262 m. above sea level.

Inhabitants: little more than 100.000. Postal Code: 39100. Prefix Tel.: 0471.

In the city of Bolzano are spoken Italian and German languages, like in the rest of the province.

Santa Maddalena

St. Maddalena

Hill and tiny church

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1200 meters above Bolzano

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Bolzano is situated to south of the Val d'Adige, in a wonderful valley and enjoys a mild climate. Round the vineyards of the Renon and the Guncina can be noticed, from which renowned wines are gained, and the wonderful mountains of the Catinaccio and the Latemar to north and the Mendola to the west.

The city is crossed from the Isarco river and its affluent Talvera, while to south the Adige river passes, that comes from Merano and goes down towards Verona.

Between the remarkable things from architectonic and artistic point of view, the dome, gotica parochial church (XIV sec.), the Mercantile Palace (XVIII sec.), the church of the Franciscans (reconstructed in 1348) deserve a visit.

In the outskirtses are many castles of the XII and XIII century, like Runkelstein castle and Mareccio castle.

Beautiful excursions can be made in the near localities of Renon, Monticolo, Mendola, Alpe di Siusi, S. Genesio, Sarentino Valley. They can be reached in little more than half hour with a car.

The traditional Flower Market (show) is among the spring highlights in Bolzano, taking place every year at the end of April.

The streets and the squares in Bolzano

The infrastructures

  • From the airport can be caught a taxi or a shuttle bus to the city center.
  • The European Academy Bozen - Bolzano is an innovative centre for applied research and scientific training in South Tyrol.
  • The Palaonda can be used for ice hockey matches and other sporting events, for music concerts and performances, for exhibitions and conventions.
  • The Palasport of Bolzano can be used for sporting events, or for music concerts and performances.
  • The Free University of Bozen Bolzano aims to offer students a multilingual, practice-oriented education that meets the demands of the local and the European labour market.