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Historical places

Bolzano has many special places to offer which tell about the long and eventful history of the main town of South Tyrol.

Old squares, many churches, alleys in the centre which were named after medieval professions and artistic details on the façades of the residences invite to an interesting discovery tour through the old town of Bolzano. Already in the Middle Ages it was an important trade centre between the North and the South. Did you know that the remains of a town gate are still visible? That Casanova was once visiting the town? And that also the Holy Grail is involved in Bolzano’s history?

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  1. History of Bolzano
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    History of Bolzano

    Bolzano is the capital of South Tyrol, which officially bears the name “Autonomous…
  2. Via Bottai (Cooper Alley)
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    Via Bottai (Cooper Alley)

    The Museum of Nature and beautiful old houses can be found in the Via Bottai alley…
  3. Via Dr. Joseph Streiter alley
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    Via Dr. Joseph Streiter alley

    The Via Streiter alley, how it is called, houses popular destinations such as the…
  4. Via dei Conciapelli (Tanner Alley)
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    Via dei Conciapelli (Tanner Alley)

    At the end of the Via dei Conciapelli alley, the Via Piave road continues to the…
  5. Medieval Arcades
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    Medieval Arcades

    The history of the famous Bolzano Arcades, today a popular shopping street, dates…
  6. Via Museo (Museum Road)
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    Via Museo (Museum Road)

    The Via Museo road with the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology connects the Talvera…
  7. Via della Mostra
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    Via della Mostra

    The Via della Mostra, the richest alley of the town, is lined by pompous palaces,…
  8. Via Argentieri (Silversmith Alley)
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    Via Argentieri (Silversmith Alley)

    In the Via Argentieri alley there’s the Mercantile Museum which tells of Bolzano as…
  9. Piazza Domenicani (Dominican Square)
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    Piazza Domenicani (Dominican Square)

    Only a few metres from the Walther Square there’s the Dominican Square with its…
  10. Piazza del Grano (Grain Square)
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    Piazza del Grano (Grain Square)

    In the oldest part of Bolzano, at the Piazza del Grano with the Vicolo della Pesa…
  11. Piazza delle Erbe (Herbs’ Square)
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    Piazza delle Erbe (Herbs' Square)

    The Herbs’ Square, called Obstmarkt, goes back to the year 1277: For 500 years…
  12. Piazza del Municipio (Townhall Square)
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    Piazza del Municipio (Townhall Square)

    The Townhall Square with its neo-baroque town hall is home to the traditional…
  13. Piazza della Vittoria (Victory Square)
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    Piazza della Vittoria (Victory Square)

    The Piazza della Vittoria square with its eponymous monument near the Talvera…
  14. Piazza Walther (Walther Square)
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    Piazza Walther (Walther Square)

    On the central square, the Piazza Walther von der Vogelweide, there are the…
  15. Dodiciville
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    Dodiciville

    Le Malgreien - that’s the historical name - includes parts of the quarters…

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