Nestled in a basin, Bolzano is a city in South Tyrol with a typically Central European atmosphere, in which the mixture of different cultures is tangible. Often called “The Gateway to the Dolomites” because it has always been considered a crossing point on the border between Italy and the Germanic world, Bolzano is a thriving city with an economy based on services and tourism.
The city offers numerous free time activities, especially outdoors: there are cycle paths, swimming pools, playgrounds, hiking trails and, last but not least, the historic town centre, which attract a great variety of tourists throughout the year.
If you are looking for a hotel in Bolzano that is within walking distance of the main places of interest, then the B&B Hotel Bolzano is the right hotel for you. Close to the main transport routes but also just 10 minutes from the historic centre, the B&B Hotel Bolzano is the easiest way to discover the beautiful sites that the city and its surroundings have to offer, such as the ski slopes of the Oclini Pass and Reinswald, Lake Carezza and Runkelstein Castle. The hotel has a variety of comfortable room types, all of which are furnished with an en-suite bathroom and the best facilities and amenities. Furthermore, you will find 200 Mbps Wi-Fi Internet access, an LCD TV and free Sky channels Do you want to find out more about places of interest and things to do in Bolzano? At B&B Hotels it’s simple. From the comfort of your room, just turn on the Smart TV and scroll through the visitors’ information sections. You will find out about restaurants in the area and everything else you need to know for an unforgettable experience in Bolzano.
The city of Bolzano was founded over 800 years ago and, throughout its history, it has always been an important place for trade between the different countries of the Alps. In fact, it can be said that its expansion and development derive precisely from its favourable geographical position. Until 1918, the city was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and, from then on, it became an integral part of Italy. For this reason, many buildings feature the rationalist architecture of the fascist period.
The city offers multiple walking paths for those who want to go for a walk without straying too far from the town centre; at the same time, hikers can use one of the three cable cars available to reach the upland plains surrounding the capital, such as Renon, Colle or San Genesio, which provide spectacular views over the city. To immerse yourself in nature after your cultural visit, the LungoTalvera, Guncina and Sant’Osvaldo walking trails await you, offering the possibility of climbing the slopes surrounding the city, enjoying the enchanting panorama and passing through some typically Mediterranean vegetation.
From the very first glance, the mixture of influences in the city of Bolzano is clearly visible, from the architecture to the alleyways and the historic town centre. Explore the most authentic historical part of the city by taking a stroll through the Gries district or visit the numerous castles, such as Runkelstein Castle and Sigmundskron Castle. The Cathedral, with its Gothic bell tower, is considered the most beautiful in the region. Also important are the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology - which exhibits finds and documents on South Tyrolean history from its very beginnings and is home to Ötzi, the Similaun mummy - and the Museion, the museum of modern and contemporary art.
While the town of Bolzano organises numerous events throughout the year, the most important by far are the Christmas markets. The markets in Bolzano are the largest in Italy and are held in Piazza Walther for more than a month, from late November to early January. Other famous events include the Flower Festival in spring, the Wine Show and the Südtirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige in the summer. Do not miss the guided tours through the “Places of Love” and the fun events for children at the Family Festival, with daily performances by theater companies from all over Italy!