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Bolzano is the chief town of the northern Italian province of Alto Adige. Often known by its German name Bozen, Bolzano has been passed around various Germanic and Italian powers in its history, finally becoming part of Italy in 1919. There is still a strong Teutonic feel to the town, and to its restaurants. One of Bolzano's main attractions is its scenic setting, fringed by mountain ridges and steep terraced vineyards. Historic sights include Franciscan and Dominican religious buildings and a colorful cathedral. Online accommodation specialist can provide a great range of Bolzano hotels to suit any budget or preference. Use the quick and easy reservation system to secure Bolzano accommodation in advance and look forward to an invigorating break in the mountains.

What's Bolzano Like?

Part of the Tyrol until a century ago, Bolzano retains its German aspects in the cafes and restaurants around the old center. Older buildings include a 14th century Franciscan church with graceful cloisters, the cathedral with its distinctive green and yellow mosaic roof, and the Dominican church with 14th century frescoes painted by the Giotto school. Alpine enthusiasts will want to make the short trip to the 9th century Firmiano castle, now the venue for mountaineer Reinhold Messner museum devoted to mountain climbing, with exhibits that appropriately require a little effort to reach. Bolzano's modern art gallery, the Museion, is inside a glass cube in the midst of the historic old town. Exhibits include international pieces and local work. The star of the Alto Adige archaeology museum is Otzi, a Copper Age man preserved in ice, discovered in the Alps in 1991 and kept in an igloo room at a controlled temperature. Bolzano hotels offer a convenient base for exploring this scenic part of Italy.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bolzano

English is not widely spoken in Bolzano, but German phrases are more likely to be helpful than Italian in this part of Alto Adige. Germanic dishes dominate menus also. Locals enjoy speck, sauerkraut and black bread, and fast food options are more likely to be a sausage in a bun than a slice of pizza. Beer is popular too, but Bolzano is also an important wine town, with local producers offering both reds and the more familiar Alto Adige whites. The website features an interactive map option that helps you find the proximity of the main attractions and railway stations to Bolzano hotels. Use the certified guest reviews, photo galleries and sample room descriptions to get a clear picture of what to expect from Bolzano accommodation.