Bolzano Province

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Trentino-Alto Adige Information
Location of Trentino-Alto Adige
Area: 13,607 km²
Population: 994,703
Density: 73/km²
Capital: Trento

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bolzano
    • Aldino
      Andriano
      Anterivo
      Appiano sulla Strada del Vino
      Avelengo
      Badia
      Barbiano
      Bolzano
      Braies
      Brennero
      Bressanone
      Bronzolo
      Brunico
      Caines
      Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino
      Campo di Trens
      Campo Tures
      Castelbello-Ciardes
      Castelrotto
      Cermes
      Chienes
      Chiusa
      Cornedo all'Isarco
      Cortaccia sulla Strada del Vino
      Cortina sulla Strada del Vino
      Corvara in Badia
      Curon Venosta
      Dobbiaco
      Egna
      Falzes
      Fiè allo Sciliar
      Fortezza
      Funes
      Gais
      Gargazzone
      Glorenza
      La Valle
      Laces
      Lagundo
      Laion
      Laives
      Lana
      Lasa
      Lauregno
      Luson
      Magrè sulla Strada del Vino
      Malles Venosta
      Marebbe
      Marlengo
      Martello
      Meltina
      Merano
      Monguelfo-Tesido
      Montagna
      Moso in Passiria
      Nalles
      Naturno
      Naz-Sciaves
      Nova Levante
      Nova Ponente
      Ora
      Ortisei
      Parcines
      Perca
      Plaus
      Ponte Gardena
      Postal
      Prato allo Stelvio
      Predoi
      Proves
      Racines
      Rasun Anterselva
      Renon
      Rifiano
      Rio di Pusteria
      Rodengo
      Salorno
      San Candido
      San Genesio Atesino
      San Leonardo in Passiria
      San Lorenzo di Sebato
      San Martino in Badia
      San Martino in Passiria
      San Pancrazio
      Santa Cristina Valgardena
      Sarentino
      Scena
      Selva dei Molini
      Selva di Val Gardena
      Senales
      Senale-San Felice
      Sesto
      Silandro
      Sluderno
      Stelvio
      Terento
      Terlano
      Termeno sulla Strada del Vino
      Tesimo
      Tires
      Tirolo
      Trodena nel parco naturale
      Tubre
      Ultimo
      Vadena
      Val di Vizze
      Valdaora
      Valle Aurina
      Valle di Casies
      Vandoies
      Varna
      Velturno
      Verano
      Villabassa
      Villandro
      Vipiteno

  • Trento
    • Ala
      Albiano
      Aldeno
      Amblar
      Andalo
      Arco
      Avio
      Baselga di Pinè
      Bedollo
      Bersone
      Besenello
      Bieno
      Bleggio Superiore
      Bocenago
      Bolbeno
      Bondo
      Bondone
      Borgo Valsugana
      Bosentino
      Breguzzo
      Brentonico
      Bresimo
      Brez
      Brione
      Caderzone Terme
      Cagnò
      Calavino
      Calceranica al Lago
      Caldes
      Caldonazzo
      Calliano
      Campitello di Fassa
      Campodenno
      Canal San Bovo
      Canazei
      Capriana
      Carano
      Carisolo
      Carzano
      Castel Condino
      Castelfondo
      Castello Tesino
      Castello-Molina di Fiemme
      Castelnuovo
      Cavalese
      Cavareno
      Cavedago
      Cavedine
      Cavizzana
      Cembra
      Centa San Nicolò
      Cimego
      Cimone
      Cinte Tesino
      Cis
      Civezzano
      Cles
      Cloz
      Comano Terme
      Commezzadura
      Condino
      Coredo
      Croviana
      Cunevo
      Daiano
      Dambel
      Daone
      Darè
      Denno
      Dimaro
      Don
      Dorsino
      Drena
      Dro
      Faedo
      Fai della Paganella
      Faver
      Fiavè
      Fiera di Primiero
      Fierozzo
      Flavon
      Folgaria
      Fondo
      Fornace
      Frassilongo
      Garniga Terme
      Giovo
      Giustino
      Grauno
      Grigno
      Grumes
      Imer
      Isera
      Ivano-Fracena
      Lardaro
      Lasino
      Lavarone
      Lavis
      Ledro
      Levico Terme
      Lisignago
      Livo
      Lona-Lases
      Luserna
      Malè
      Malosco
      Massimeno
      Mazzin
      Mezzana
      Mezzano
      Mezzocorona
      Mezzolombardo
      Moena
      Molveno
      Monclassico
      Montagne
      Mori
      Nago-Torbole
      Nanno
      Nave San Rocco
      Nogaredo
      Nomi
      Novaledo
      Ospedaletto
      Ossana
      Padergnone
      Palù del Fersina
      Panchià
      Peio
      Pellizzano
      Pelugo
      Pergine Valsugana
      Pieve di Bono
      Pieve Tesino
      Pinzolo
      Pomarolo
      Pozza di Fassa
      Praso
      Predazzo
      Preore
      Prezzo
      Rabbi
      Ragoli
      Revò
      Riva del Garda
      Romallo
      Romeno
      Roncegno Terme
      Ronchi Valsugana
      Roncone
      Ronzo-Chienis
      Ronzone
      Roverè della Luna
      Rovereto
      Ruffrè-Mendola
      Rumo
      Sagron Mis
      Samone
      San Lorenzo in Banale
      San Michele all'Adige
      Sant'Orsola Terme
      Sanzeno
      Sarnonico
      Scurelle
      Segonzano
      Sfruz
      Siror
      Smarano
      Soraga
      Sover
      Spera
      Spiazzo
      Spormaggiore
      Sporminore
      Stenico
      Storo
      Strembo
      Strigno
      Taio
      Tassullo
      Telve
      Telve di Sopra
      Tenna
      Tenno
      Terlago
      Terragnolo
      Terres
      Terzolas
      Tesero
      Tione di Trento
      Ton
      Tonadico
      Torcegno
      Trambileno
      Transacqua
      Trento
      Tres
      Tuenno

      Valda
      Valfloriana
      Vallarsa
      Varena
      Vattaro
      Vermiglio
      Vervò
      Vezzano
      Vignola-Falesina
      Vigo di Fassa
      Vigo Rendena
      Vigolo Vattaro
      Villa Agnedo
      Villa Lagarina
      Villa Rendena
      Volano
      Zambana
      Ziano di Fiemme
      Zuclo

Trentino-Alto Adige Flag
Trentino-Alto Adige Airports
None
Trentino-Alto Adige National Parks
Stelvio National Park
Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige
Tirol Castle - Photo: Herbert Ortner
Bolzano is one of the two provinces that make up the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige, also known as Sud Tirolo (Italian) or South Tyrol (English) and is located in the most northern tip of Italy. Covering an area of 7,400 sq.km it is bordered by Austria to the north and east, Switzerland to the west with its southerly borders touching the Italian provinces of Belluno, Trento and Sondrio.
Bolzano Province
Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige

It is an extremely mountainous province and is located entirely in the Alps. Several mountain ranges are contained in, or partially within its borders including the famous Eastern and Western Dolomites, the Sesvenna Range, the Hohe Tauern and the Ortler, Ötztal, Stubai, Sarntal and Zillertal Alps. The highest peak at 3,905 metres is the Ortler (part of the Ortler Alps) in the far west.

The landscape, particularly around the Dolomites, is spectacular with dramatic mountain scenery, deep sweeping valleys and picture book villages. The area is generally heavily forested and away from the high peaks is well cultivated.

Bolzano has a successful, multi-cultural society where the majority of the inhabitants are of Austrian or Bavarian heritage. Almost 75% of the population speak German as a first language and other than a small percentage who speak Ladin the rest of the population has Italian as a first language. All of the road signs and public notices are in both languages (with Ladin being added as a third in places where it is spoken).

The province of Bolzano is one of the most developed and wealthiest provinces in Italy. It is heavily populated and has been named as one of the best places to move to in Italy due to its high standard of living and abundance of work opportunities. It is one of the wealthiest and most highly developed areas not only in Italy but also within the European Union.

The area is a popular holiday destination and is known world wide for its excellent ski resorts.

Bolzano
Bolzano is the capital city of the province of Bolzano in the region of Trentino Alto-Adige. It is one of only a handful of communities of the province where Italian is the first language. It is generally considered to be one of the cities in Italy with the best quality of life as well as one of the best Alpine towns.


Via dei Portici, Bolzano - Photo: Hubert Berberich

The city is home to the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano where all the lectures are held in three languages; Italian, German and English. It is also the headquarters of the Italian Army's Alpini High Command (COMALP) and houses their combat and support units.

Bolzano and the surrounding area has no shortage of work with large machinery, car and steel industries as well as service industries, high quality agricultral projects, tourism and traditional handicrafts in wood and ceramics.

It is a pleasant, spacious city with the main street in the centre running for 300 metres and lined on both sides of its length with medieval arcades. The street, Via dei Portici (Laubengasse in German) is a renowned shopping centre and has an endless stream of elegant shops with attractive window displays.

There is a Gothic Cathedral, a Benedictine Monastery and several churches of note including the Chiesa dei Domenican which houses a series of Gothic paintings.

    There are several castles in and around Bolzano, the most notable being:
  • Castle Maretsch - rather than being built as a construction for defence or a fortress, this castle has always been a residence. It was originally built in the 13th century but was transformed into a Renaissance castle in the mid 16th century. Today it is used as a conference centre but is open for groups of visitors by appointment.
  • Runkelstein Castle - this medieval castle was built as a fortification on the top of a rocky spur in ritten, just outside the city of Bolzano.
  • Firmian/Sigmundskron Castle - dating back to 945 AD this castle is now mainly well preserved ruins and houses a mountain musuem established by the mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

During the construction of the musuem a grave, complete with the skeleton of a woman, was discovered. It is estimated that the age of this neolithic grave and its occupant is somewhere between six and seven thousand years.

The other main Italian speaking communities in the province of Bolzano are Laives which is the fourth largest town and Salorno which is famous for its medieval castle. Know as the Castle of Salerno (Haderburg castle in german) it is built on the top of a high limestone rock overlooking the Adige valley and marks the linguistic border between the German and Italian population of the province.

Several communties speak Ladin as a first language and these include Badia, La Val, Mareo, San Martin de Tor, Santa Cristina Gherdëina, Sëlva and Urtijëi.

Other towns and villages of interest are:

Brixen
This is the third largest as well as the oldest town in the province. It is famouse for its skiing resort, Plose, and attracts many tourists in the summer as well as the winter.


Brixen Cathedral - Photo: Franz Ley
    Interesting places to visit in the town are:
  • The Cathedral - built in the 10th century and rebuilt twice, the first time in the 13th century and the second time between 1745 and 1754.
  • The Hofburg - a 13th century Renaissance Bishop's Palace which is considered to be one of the main noble residences in South Tyrol. It has a musuem which, as well as many important pieces of art, has a presepe containing over five thousand figures.
  • Church of Saint Michael - a round, 11th century church.
  • The Pharmacy Museum (Pharmaziemuseum) - this museum is housed in a 500 year old town house which was once the original pharmacy of the town which was, and still is, run by the same family who are now on to their seventh generation. The musuem tracks and demonstrates the changes that have taken place in the pharmaceutical profession over the centuries.
  • Rodeneck Castle - this is just outside the town and was once very powerful.

Corvara
Situated right in the centre of the Alta Badia and surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Dolomites this small town is a very prominent tourist destination.

Franzensfeste
Famous for its historic railway station and large fort which has been open to the public since 2008.

Freienfeld
There is plenty of evidence to prove that this village was inhabited in prehistoric times. There is a church there called 'Sanctuary Maria Trens' which is a place of pilgramage and is dedicated to the wooden statue of 'Our Lady of the Avalanche'. According to legend a famer found the carved statue in the debris of a landslide in the 14th century. He took it to his house but when he woke up the next day the statue was in the church. It has been worshipped ever since.

Graun im Vinschgau
Bordering the large, artificial lake Reschensee the original town was abandoned as the valley was dammed for hydro electricity and is now no longer accessible. The lake is famous for the steeple of the submerged 14th century church which is clearly visible and has become a landmark. Folklore states that the bells can still be heard ringing in the depths of winter. when the water on the lake freezes it is possible to walk out to the steeple.


Graun in Vinschgau - Photo: Charles Venosta

Hafling
This town breeds and gave its name to the Haflinger horses.

Innichen Here you can find the Innichen Abbey which was built in the late 8th century and later rebuilt during the late 12th century. It is considered to be one of the most important Romanesque buildings in the Tyrol.

Karneid
The dramatic castle and fortress here was constructed in the early 13th century and is perched perilously on an inaccessible cliff face.

Laas
Known for its pure white marble which is quarried and used for buildings all around the world, including the Victoria Memorial in London.

Merano
Sitting in a natural basin it is surrounded by mountains well over three thousand metres high and is well known for its spa resorts and mild climate. It has a series of medieval gates, a gothic church and a 17th century, two arched stone footbridge.

Ritten
The famous chocolate and wafer biscuit company 'Loacker' is located here. Just outside the town there are several groups of earth pyramids or 'fairy chimneys'.

Sand in Taufers
Home to the imposing 13th century Taufers Castle which towers above the village.

Sterzing
A medieval town with some intersting and important churches including 'Our Lady of the Marsh', 'Holy Spirit', 'Saint Elisabeth Chapel', 'Saint Margaret Church' and 'Kapuzinerkirche'.

Tisens
One of the world's oldest and largest single vines is in this village. It is of the Versoaln variety and is over 350 years old.

Völs am Schlern
As well as its 'Christmas card' Prösels Castle, the Schlern International Music Festival is held here every summer and attracts well known musicians and students from all over the world.


Prösels Castle - Photo: Ladislav Luppa
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Trentino-Alto Adige Information
Location of Trentino-Alto Adige
Area: 13,607 km²
Population: 994,703
Density: 73/km²
Capital: Trento

Find a hotel in Trentino-Alto Adige
Provinces
Comunes
  • Bolzano
    • Aldino
      Andriano
      Anterivo
      Appiano sulla Strada del Vino
      Avelengo
      Badia
      Barbiano
      Bolzano
      Braies
      Brennero
      Bressanone
      Bronzolo
      Brunico
      Caines
      Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino
      Campo di Trens
      Campo Tures
      Castelbello-Ciardes
      Castelrotto
      Cermes
      Chienes
      Chiusa
      Cornedo all'Isarco
      Cortaccia sulla Strada del Vino
      Cortina sulla Strada del Vino
      Corvara in Badia
      Curon Venosta
      Dobbiaco
      Egna
      Falzes
      Fiè allo Sciliar
      Fortezza
      Funes
      Gais
      Gargazzone
      Glorenza
      La Valle
      Laces
      Lagundo
      Laion
      Laives
      Lana
      Lasa
      Lauregno
      Luson
      Magrè sulla Strada del Vino
      Malles Venosta
      Marebbe
      Marlengo
      Martello
      Meltina
      Merano
      Monguelfo-Tesido
      Montagna
      Moso in Passiria
      Nalles
      Naturno
      Naz-Sciaves
      Nova Levante
      Nova Ponente
      Ora
      Ortisei
      Parcines
      Perca
      Plaus
      Ponte Gardena
      Postal
      Prato allo Stelvio
      Predoi
      Proves
      Racines
      Rasun Anterselva
      Renon
      Rifiano
      Rio di Pusteria
      Rodengo
      Salorno
      San Candido
      San Genesio Atesino
      San Leonardo in Passiria
      San Lorenzo di Sebato
      San Martino in Badia
      San Martino in Passiria
      San Pancrazio
      Santa Cristina Valgardena
      Sarentino
      Scena
      Selva dei Molini
      Selva di Val Gardena
      Senales
      Senale-San Felice
      Sesto
      Silandro
      Sluderno
      Stelvio
      Terento
      Terlano
      Termeno sulla Strada del Vino
      Tesimo
      Tires
      Tirolo
      Trodena nel parco naturale
      Tubre
      Ultimo
      Vadena
      Val di Vizze
      Valdaora
      Valle Aurina
      Valle di Casies
      Vandoies
      Varna
      Velturno
      Verano
      Villabassa
      Villandro
      Vipiteno

  • Trento
    • Ala
      Albiano
      Aldeno
      Amblar
      Andalo
      Arco
      Avio
      Baselga di Pinè
      Bedollo
      Bersone
      Besenello
      Bieno
      Bleggio Superiore
      Bocenago
      Bolbeno
      Bondo
      Bondone
      Borgo Valsugana
      Bosentino
      Breguzzo
      Brentonico
      Bresimo
      Brez
      Brione
      Caderzone Terme
      Cagnò
      Calavino
      Calceranica al Lago
      Caldes
      Caldonazzo
      Calliano
      Campitello di Fassa
      Campodenno
      Canal San Bovo
      Canazei
      Capriana
      Carano
      Carisolo
      Carzano
      Castel Condino
      Castelfondo
      Castello Tesino
      Castello-Molina di Fiemme
      Castelnuovo
      Cavalese
      Cavareno
      Cavedago
      Cavedine
      Cavizzana
      Cembra
      Centa San Nicolò
      Cimego
      Cimone
      Cinte Tesino
      Cis
      Civezzano
      Cles
      Cloz
      Comano Terme
      Commezzadura
      Condino
      Coredo
      Croviana
      Cunevo
      Daiano
      Dambel
      Daone
      Darè
      Denno
      Dimaro
      Don
      Dorsino
      Drena
      Dro
      Faedo
      Fai della Paganella
      Faver
      Fiavè
      Fiera di Primiero
      Fierozzo
      Flavon
      Folgaria
      Fondo
      Fornace
      Frassilongo
      Garniga Terme
      Giovo
      Giustino
      Grauno
      Grigno
      Grumes
      Imer
      Isera
      Ivano-Fracena
      Lardaro
      Lasino
      Lavarone
      Lavis
      Ledro
      Levico Terme
      Lisignago
      Livo
      Lona-Lases
      Luserna
      Malè
      Malosco
      Massimeno
      Mazzin
      Mezzana
      Mezzano
      Mezzocorona
      Mezzolombardo
      Moena
      Molveno
      Monclassico
      Montagne
      Mori
      Nago-Torbole
      Nanno
      Nave San Rocco
      Nogaredo
      Nomi
      Novaledo
      Ospedaletto
      Ossana
      Padergnone
      Palù del Fersina
      Panchià
      Peio
      Pellizzano
      Pelugo
      Pergine Valsugana
      Pieve di Bono
      Pieve Tesino
      Pinzolo
      Pomarolo
      Pozza di Fassa
      Praso
      Predazzo
      Preore
      Prezzo
      Rabbi
      Ragoli
      Revò
      Riva del Garda
      Romallo
      Romeno
      Roncegno Terme
      Ronchi Valsugana
      Roncone
      Ronzo-Chienis
      Ronzone
      Roverè della Luna
      Rovereto
      Ruffrè-Mendola
      Rumo
      Sagron Mis
      Samone
      San Lorenzo in Banale
      San Michele all'Adige
      Sant'Orsola Terme
      Sanzeno
      Sarnonico
      Scurelle
      Segonzano
      Sfruz
      Siror
      Smarano
      Soraga
      Sover
      Spera
      Spiazzo
      Spormaggiore
      Sporminore
      Stenico
      Storo
      Strembo
      Strigno
      Taio
      Tassullo
      Telve
      Telve di Sopra
      Tenna
      Tenno
      Terlago
      Terragnolo
      Terres
      Terzolas
      Tesero
      Tione di Trento
      Ton
      Tonadico
      Torcegno
      Trambileno
      Transacqua
      Trento
      Tres
      Tuenno

      Valda
      Valfloriana
      Vallarsa
      Varena
      Vattaro
      Vermiglio
      Vervò
      Vezzano
      Vignola-Falesina
      Vigo di Fassa
      Vigo Rendena
      Vigolo Vattaro
      Villa Agnedo
      Villa Lagarina
      Villa Rendena
      Volano
      Zambana
      Ziano di Fiemme
      Zuclo

Trentino-Alto Adige Flag
Trentino-Alto Adige Airports
None
Trentino-Alto Adige National Parks
Stelvio National Park
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