is the capital of South Tyrol and only 15 minutes from Andriano/Andrian on the wine road. Bolzano/Bozen has more than 100,000 inhabitants and is the largest town in the region and the only one with more Italians than German-speaking residents. When you visit Bolzano/Bozen, you definitely should see the Waltherplatz, the Ötzi museum
, the fruit market, Castle Runkelstein
, the Museion – museum for modern art
, the Bolzano/Bozen cathedral, as well as the Lauben (porticos) with its shops. At the Sieges und Gerichtsplatz (victory and court plaza), the fascist buildings remind you of a sad history.
If you drive in the opposite direction, you’ll come to the spa town of Merano/Meran.
Merano is a very quaint town, extremely well cared for and even mundane. Visit the ‘Therme
‘ (spa facilities), the Gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff
, the Passerpromenade, the Tappeinerweg (Tappeiner walk) and the historic town centre.
Additional excursions in the surrounding area