View over the roofs of Bolzano-Bozen with the mountains in the background View from Hotel Feichter in Bolzano-Bozen on the lanes of the old town

Holiday in Bolzano-Bozen:
the town of a thousand faces

Lively, modern and at the same time steeped in tradition

Holiday in Bolzano: a time to discover all the beauty this small town in the heart of the mountains has to offer. The town of Bolzano-Bozen and its surroundings, located at 265 metres a.s.l. have much to offer in the way of beautiful scenery and cultural highlights. Embedded in a basin, where the valleys Isarco-Eisacktal, Sarentino-Sarntal and Adige-Etschtal meet, the town enjoys the sobriquet of "Gate to the Dolomites".

The Mendola mountain ridge, the Monzoccolo-Tschögglberg, the Renon-Ritten and Monte Pozza-Kohlerer Berg are the major mountain chains surrounding the town. Starting from these you can undertake a variety of hikes to fantastic places. An unforgettable experience is the famous Catinaccio-Rosengarten (literally “Garden of Roses”), which is supposed to have been bewitched by the fabled King Laurin. Therefore, according to the legend, you can see the “garden” in all its splendour only at sunset, when the whole mountain is bathed in a red glow.

A holiday in Bolzano-Bozen is a unique experience also thanks to its Mediterranean climate which makes life pleasant during all seasons of the year. Indulge the Dolce Vita!

The Old Town induces you to stroll through the unique architecture of the Bolzano arcades with cafés and enticing bars, sophisticated boutiques and pretty shops. Piazza Erbe-Obstmarkt or fruit market is also one of the most popular meeting points for locals and tourists alike. Here you will find fresh fruit and vegetables, Bolzano bread, sausages and in autumn, freshly roasted chestnuts.

In winter the centre of Bolzano-Bozen is transformed into a romantic sea of lights. The spirit of Christmas wafts around Walther Square. The Bolzano Christmas Market is a must for visitors spending Advent in Bolzano-Bozen and the region. The scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, Christmas music, lights and colours and of course, a huge variety of stalls selling traditional handcrafts and a wide range of souvenirs fill the heart of Bolzano.

Start planning your holiday in Bolzano and make this lovely, diverse town your next destination!

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