The Via Streiter alley, how it is called, houses popular destinations such as the Bolzano Film Club and the famous “Fischbänke” tavern
Image gallery: Via Dr. Joseph Streiter alley
Parallel to the Arcades runs the Via Dr. Joseph Streiter alley, formerly the northern moat of the town. It connects the Piazza delle Erbe square with the Via Bottai alley from west to east.
The alley was named after Joseph Streiter, jurist, poet and mayor of the town of Bolzano in the second half of the 19th century. The two pointed arches, the large arch at the passage of the Zallinger Tower and the old town houses of the Dr.-Joseph-Streiter-Gasse - so the German name - give it the medieval flair, whereas house number 25 is the entrance to the Old Town Hall.
At the entrance of the Via Dr. Joseph Streiter alley, where the fish market used to be in former times, you can find the marble “Fischbänke” today, an original pub with numerous banners. It is ideal for mild summer evenings. A few metres further on, however, is the Bolzano Film Club, a small cinema with three halls, where the “Bolzano Film Days” take place. Like the rest of the historical centre, also this part is a traffic-calmed zone.