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Sightseeing in Bolzano - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bolzano Cathedral Bolzano is located in one of Italian regions and is an administrative center of the autonomous region Bolzano. The country has three most widely used languages – Italian, German and Rhaeto-Romanic. However, we should mention that the biggest part of the region’s citizens is Germans.
Earlier the territory of the city was full of numerous swamps and only in15 BC the son of the Emperor August decided to build here a bridge and several watching towers.

Later this land got into ownership of bishop Trento and he made an order to build a big city there. The city was rebuilt and expanded many times and this action was so systematic that today we can see lots of buildings referring to different architectural styles and periods. This doesn’t make Bolzano unattractive and adds unforgettable charm to the city, moreover, here you can see multiple buildings that are known as masterpieces created by many great masters.
The local gothic cathedral will definitely attract your attention. It was built in 1295. Actually, the building started earlier and it was planned to be made in the Roman style. However, that didn’t happen and the building was finished only in the 15th century, bringing many traits of gothic style to the cathedral. Today this magnificent building is 65 meters high and has a belfry. This is not the only sight in the city and Bolzano has many cultural and historical sights. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Castles in Bolzano and around
♥   Castle 'Castel Mareccio' Bolzano, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Treuenstein Castle' Bolzano, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Runkelstein Castle' Bolzano, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sigmundskron Castle' Bolzano, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Prösels Castle' Völs am Schlern, 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bolzano
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen' , 71.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 88.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Bolzano
♥   Art gallery 'South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology' Bolzano, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Diocesan Museum' Brixen, 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Bolzano from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Stelvio Pass

From the series “Most spectacular mountain roads”
The Italian Government is very concerned about the safety of drivers, so the track Stelvio Pass has been upgraded over the past few years. Beside the hairpin bends, the angle of which can reach 180 degrees, were built the so-called small "pockets" - descents that allow you to skip the oncoming car and make travelling on the road more comfortable. The Stelvio Pass road designed by the renowned engineer Carlo Donegani is a landmark of world importance nowadays and is one of the most mountainous trails of the planet. The road with many steep turns attracts both motorists and cyclists. Moving along it on two-wheeled transport is also very interesting. … Read further

Santa Caterina Valfurva

From the series “Top 13 furious ski resorts and pistes”
One of the most distinctive peculiarities of the health resort is the thermal springs located on its territory, near which the modern health centers were opened. The ski season on Santa Caterina Valfurva takes quite long. On some high mountain passes you can ski since the second half of November until the end of May. Santa Caterina Valfurva is not only a good spa for fans of the extreme sports, but also a very picturesque area, where you can relax at any time of the year. … Read further
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