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Bolzano - Bozen

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Enrico Massetti

Bolzano – Bozen and its neighboring villages: San Genesio, Renon, Colle, Sarentino, Eggental, and Carezza, with its lake, are a unique and special place in Italy. “For me, Bolzano – Bozen is a mountain transformed into a city. The moment you move, it changes appearance. You edge forward, and the profile is different; you go back and discover new faces. It speaks different languages. At its heart, it is an actor, enchanting and contradictory, haughty an alluring, warm-hearted and chilly.” – R. Messner.

At the crossroad of Culture:

Bolzano – Bozen, the only city globally with a competition in honor of F. Busoni and a house where Mozart slept. An elegant salon where different people meet, an exchange of cultures, music, and performances.

The central Piazza Walther was named for the troubadour Walther von der Vogelweide, one street named Dante, and another for Goethe: a conservatory carrying Monteverdi’s name Orchestra of Haydn. Moreover, a trilingual University, an Academy of Design, and a Film School are bilingual: it’s what makes Bolzano – Bozen a little significant capital of the European atmosphere!

The Gateway to the Dolomites

Bolzano – Bozen lies 265 m above sea level and is one of the most critical routes running from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, connecting North and South. Mountains surround it.

Above the city, in the Dolomites, lies the “Rosengarten”- the legendary realm of Laurin, the dwarf king. His enchanted garden glows an unearthly red at twilight. The present is a guide to the city and its neighboring villages: San Genesio, Renon, Colle, Sarentino, Eggental, and Carezza with its lake.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions and a comprehensive section on local cuisine and wine. In addition, it contains many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants that are at the location described.

Author Enrico Massetti

Published by Massetti Publishing, Washington DC, USA

ISBN 978-1-716-01391-1
Paperback: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm), 67 Color Pages
44 color images

Table of content

Bolzano - Bozen 1

Bolzano – Bozen: The Gateway to the Dolomites 3

Bolzano – Bozen: The Countryside in the city 4

Bolzano – Bozen: Some history 4

Ötzi – the Iceman 5

Where to eat in Bolzano 6

Walking in Bolzano 7

Passeggiate del Lungotalvera - Wassermauerpromenade 8

La Passeggiata del Guncina - Guntschnapromenade 9

La Passeggiata di Sant’Osvaldo - Oswald promenade 10

Passeggiata del Virgolo - Virgl promenade 10

Cable cars 11

Colle - Koehler 11

San Genesio 12

Renon - Ritten 13

Bolzano castles 13

Bolzano Sigmundskron Castle 14

Bolzano Runkelstein Castle 16

Bolzano Maretsch Castle 18

Bolzano surroundings 19

Meadows, woods and walks at San Genesio 20

Where to eat in San Genesio 21

Where to stay in San Genesio: 22

A romantic trip into the Sarentino valley 23

Where to eat in Sarentino: 24

Bassa Atesina - From Bolzano to the garden of South Tyrol 25

Where to eat in Caldaro: 26

South Tyrol’s canyon 28

Wine tasting 29

Ritten – Renon 30

Where to eat at Renon - Ritten 31

Rosengarten-Latemar 33

Val d’Ega – Nova Ponente – Obereggen Eggental 34

Tiers am Rosengarten – Tires al Catinaccio 35

Where to eat at Tires al Catinaccio 35

Nova Levante – Carezza 36

Where to eat in Nova Levante: 37

Steinegg – Collepietra 38

Where to stay and eat at Collepietra: 38

Biking & Bicycle tours 40

How to get to Bolzano 42

Trentino-Südtirol Food & Recipes 44

Trentino – Alto Adige typical foods include: 46

Bolzano – Bozen for Gourmets 47

Wine country 48

Trentino-Alto Adige Wine 48

Other tourism guides 51 51

The Author 51

Travel books of the same author: 52

Things to Know 55