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Town of Bolzano

Bolzano, the Gate to the Dolomites and Alpine Town of the Year 2009, at the meeting point between the Italian and the German culture, is located in a protected valley basin amidst hilly vineyards.

The stunning main town of South Tyrol, called Bozen in German language and also the seat of the Free University and the Bolzano Fair, is situated at 250 m a.s.l. It consists of five quarters, 107,000 inhabitants of the three national languages German, Italian and Ladin, the medieval town centre with its Arcades and the Cathedral, as well as many museums, parks and promenades. As first city in Italy, in 2021 Bolzano has been awarded "Climate Municipality Gold", the highest award for municipal climate protection recognised throughout Europe.

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  1. The five quarters
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    The five quarters

    The 28 sq km large urban area of Bolzano is subdivided into five quarters around…
  2. Historical places
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    Historical places

    Bolzano has many special places to offer which tell about the long and eventful…
  3. Ötzi the Iceman
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    Ötzi the Iceman

    The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano tells about the “Similaun Man”,…
  4. Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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    Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

    In 1997 the Free University made the town of Bolzano a university town: Five…
  5. Bolzano Fair
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    Bolzano Fair

    The FieraMesse BolzanoBozen - which is the official name - is a meeting point for…
  6. Castles in Bolzano
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    Castles in Bolzano

    In the valley basin of Bolzano and on the surrounding hills there are several…
  7. Churches in Bolzano
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    Churches in Bolzano

    A variety of churches and monasteries are an essential part of the long and…
  8. Museums in Bolzano
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    Museums in Bolzano

    The numerous museums in South Tyrol’s main town tell about art, Ötzi, nature and…
  9. Cinemas in Bolzano
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    Cinemas in Bolzano

    Four cinemas, two big and two small ones, are located between the old town and the…
  10. Markets in Bolzano
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    Markets in Bolzano

    Bolzano’s markets - from the daily fruit and vegetables market to the annual Flower…
  11. Bolzano for families
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    Bolzano for families

    Knights’ castles, a child-friendly museum offer and many green areas with…
  12. Bolzano and its wine
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    Bolzano and its wine

    The town of Bolzano is also devoted to wine production which finds ideal conditions…
  13. Theatres and concerts
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    Theatres and concerts

    Bolzano is culture: Besides five theatre stages and companies, also international…
  14. Bolzano’s Promenades
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    Bolzano's Promenades

    Four enchanting and pleasant promenades show South Tyrol’s main town from a…
  15. Bolzano’s cable cars
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    Bolzano's cable cars

    The three cable cars in Bolzano take visitors to the Renon High Plateau, to San…

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