Near the capital of South Tyrol, the Wine Route crosses the second large wine production area of the region, Valle Isarco.
With more than 100,000 inhabitants, the city of Bolzano is an important centre in the Alpine area. Bolzano is the administrative centre of politics of the South Tyrolean autonomy, but also an economic and cultural centre. Since the foundation of the Free University of Bolzano in the mid ’90s, the city has also become a multilingual research and educational centre and is the connection between the German-speaking and Italian-speaking cultures.
Bolzano counts five districts and the mountain hamlet of Colle (1,100 m asl), which also makes part of the municipality of Bolzano. In the following articles you find information about the city districts and their history: