Bolzano – Bozen – di Xavier. Con licenza CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 tramite Flickr
Bolzano is an hour’s drive from our apartments. It’s Italy’s most liveable city and has prehistoric roots and a thriving economy that produces wines, fruits and dairy products as well as beautiful handicrafts! You can catch regular trains to Bolzano from Malè station, which is a convenient 150m walk from our apartments!
It’s famous for its annual Christmas market and its bilingual signage, which are just one example of how the city is a crossroads between Italian and Austrian cultures.
- Walther Square, with its statue of a German minstrel
- Laubengasse with its medieval carcades and high-street shops
- the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and the Ötzi the Iceman mummy
- the Gothic Cathedral, started in 1184 and completed in the early 16th century
- the Chiesa dei Domenicani (13th century), with its 14th-century Gothic paintings
- various castles, including Castle Maretsch, Runkelstein Castle and Firmian/Sigmundskron Castle
- Victory Monument: a triumphal arch built by Benito Mussolini and the site of an exhibition on the regional history during Italian fascism and German Nazism
- Museion: a museum of modern and contemporary art
Tourist information centre: Piazza Walther, Bolzano