BOLZANO TRAVEL GUIDE & HOTELS
BOLZANO CITY AREA GUIDE
The visit to Bolzano and to the events that take place in Bolzano, Merano and surroundings
About a quarter of its inhabitants is German-language, and is also known as the "Bozen.
This is also the main reason for notoriety to Bolzano, which, beyond the historical events, is the capital and the guide of Italy for German linguistic minority.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, then followed the events of the Roman Empire, and the vicissitudes of a border town.
Under the leadership of the party of South Tyrol, Bozen was able to reap the dividends of the Italian-Austrian agreement for the protection of the minority.
Goethe, in his famous trip to Italy, arriving in South Tyrol stated that here I feel as if I were born and raised [cited above]. In fact the South Tyrol, or Alto Adige has a lot of similarities, not only linguistic, with German-speaking countries. In fact in Bolzano melt two worlds, the Germanic and Latin: the North meets the South and the Mediterranean blends in with the Mitteleuropa, in a unique combination that makes the city really fascinating and brilliant.
As the Trentino AA also knew the autonomy under the Treaty of April 5, 1946 signed in Paris between Italy and Austria, thus becoming a territory with special status.
The official languages are Italian and German but in some valleys they speak Ladin.
must to visit
Numerous monuments in Bolzano deserve attention, perhaps during a visit to the most interesting events in the city.
The center is not large, and does not require a tour guide to visit it on foot. There are pleasant views along the Talvera, which crosses the city, especially in winter to the mountains, as Bolzano is located in a basin surrounded by reliefs.
Whatever the events for which you are in this city, it is appropriate to find the time to visit at least the Duomo, a splendid 15th century Gothic church, the Muri-Gries abbey and the Archaeological Museum where since 1998 preserved OETZI, the man who came from the ice ".
- TESORO DEL DUOMO
- MUSEO MERCANTILE
- MUSEO SCIENZE NATURALI
- MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
- MUSEO CIVICO
- BZ '18-'45 . A MONUMENT ONE CITY TWO DICTATORS
Castel Mareccio, dating back to 1200 and located in the historic center, deserves a look from the outside, because it is normally only open during conferences and events.
The small church of S. Maddalena is delightful, to be visited by hand guide for its fourteenth and fifteenth century frescoes.
Fans of mountain events can not miss the Messner Mountain Museum, located in the Castel Firmiano; a medieval fortress will also be visited and you will enjoy a splendid view of the city, just below.
A guide from Bolzano would certainly mention the Civic Museum of Bolzano but above all the old parish church of Gries with its wooden works of art, the interesting church of the Teutonic Order, and a walk to the Virgolo. This is the name of a characteristic rocky spur, which offers a further spectacular panorama. There is also the chapel of San Vigilio al Virgolo, which opens during special events. Driving around the surroundings of Bolzano is not a demanding guide, and allows you to see numerous other castles.
MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO DELL' ALTO ADIGE
Tel . +39 0471 307000
Among the most important events, in addition to the wine fair of Bolzano in may, there is the popular Christmas market in Bolzano, famous all over the world, and the wine tasting in notte di San Lorenzo (in August). A characteristic tail of the Christmas season takes place on 6 January, with children dressed as wise men who, having to drive a comet on an auction, make the rounds of homes singing Christmas carols. Other interesting events are the ShortFilmFestival (under the guidance of the CineClub Bolzano) and the long night of museums, both in November, numerous musical events happening typically in summer, and the speck Festival in May. Among the smaller occasions can remind the happening of comics in May and Wintermezzo, music week dedicated to Strauss.
Culturonda© ÖtzI Tour
SOUTH TYROL GASTRONOMY
The South Tyrolean cuisine is of the Austro-Hungarian style. Among the first, the Schlutzkrapfen (ravioli stuffed with different fillings) and the typically Tyrolean dumplings are characteristic. Meat dishes are real masterpieces, and include goulash, game, pork loin with sauerkraut. In Bolzano it is also possible to spoil freshwater fish specialties. A gourmet guide can not overlook the desserts, that is the apple strudel, the Kaiserschmarren (with eggs and berries compote), and other delicacies.
The vineyards surround Bolzano, so there is no lack of perfect wines to accompany these dishes. Among the food and wine events there is in fact the Bolzano wine fair, in May; and one of the events can only be that the harvest! A wine guide must mention, among whites, Pinot (gray and white) and Gewürztraminer; while Lagrein stands out among the reds because it is a native vine. Then there are obviously Cabernet and Merlot.
- three eggs
- milk 1/4 lt.
- stale white bread 1/4 kg
- bacon and bacon 150 gr.
- salami 50 gr.
- white flour 120 gr.
- meat broth 1,5 lt.
- nutmeg to taste
Dish of poor peasant cuisine, canederli can be eaten as a first course, as a single dish with salad or as a side dish to pork.
Piazza Walther Platz, 8 I-39100 Bolzano
Tel. 0471.307000- fax 0471.980128
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm; Saturday 9.30am - 6.00pm
corso Libertà, 45 I-39012 Merano (BZ)
Tel. +39 0473 272000
Timetable (always checked directly with the office): Monday - Saturday 9: 00-13: 00/14: 30-17: 00 Saturday 9: 30-12: 30 Sunday and holidays Closed