Bolzano - Bozen city life
Bolzano is a unique city in Italy, where you can feel the spirit of Austria. As the city was once under the Bavarian rule, you will discover remains of the Austrian and German spirit and culture, as you can see Gothic style churches and buildings. Begin your cultural journey with a visit to the medieval city centre, preserving a special blend of architectural styles.
Places worth seeing in Bozen-Bolzano:
- Duomo di Bolzano
- The Walther Square
- Via dei Portici, a street with medieval arcades and with numerous high-street shops
- The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
- Cathedral Gothic-Romanesque building dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption
- The Old Parish Church of Gries
- Castle Maretsch, Runkelstein Castle and Firmian/Sigmundskron Castle
- Victory Monument, a triumphal arch built on the order of Benito Mussolini
When you want to wander around and admire nature as well, go to Henry's promenade (the Heinrichspromenade) also known as Guncina promenade.
Savour the fantastic Italian cuisine in one of the many restaurants and in the evenings until late in the night, you can party and have fun with your peers in bars, pubs and clubs.
Make trips and see more of Italy, you are half an hour away from Trento, an hour from Treviso and one hour and a half from Verona. Close to the border with Austria, you can take a two hours’ train ride to Innsbruck, or check the St. Moritz ski resort in Switzerland, also reachable in about two hours.
International atmosphere in Bolzano - Bozen
Bozen-Bolzano has many German residents and is the only city in the country that preserves the rights of the German-speaking minority in Italy.
Inhabitants in Bozen-Bolzano that are born outside Italy include people from Romania, Morocco, Albania, Ukraine and China.
Weather Bolzano - Bozen
In Bozen-Bolzano, you will experience hot summers and very cool winters. The average high temperatures in June – August are around 26 – 29 °C (79 – 84 °F), and in the winter these are 6 °C (43 °F), with January as the coldest month of the year. Although with hot summers, there is no dry season, with rainfalls all year round.