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.

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.

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.