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Südtirol and Dolomites

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Enrico Massetti

Alto Adige – Südtirol is a German-speaking province. The food here is more similar to Austrian food than Italian. Smoked speck is a specialty here. And don't forget the mountains, both in winter and in the summertime, there is always something to do.

Bolzano – Bozen in German, is a city where Italian and German cultures seamlessly blend.

I recommend beginning the visit to the Porta del Vino (the "Wine Gate"). It's from a "lesser" work, yet one that has a tremendous symbolic interest. It's inside Bolzano's gothic Cathedral, artistically engraved with peasants' images at work between the vines.

We must give homage to wine produced here with excellent results – just one more reason for this region's appeal.

Don't miss is the Dominican Church, with its 14th-century fresco on the "Triumph of Death" in clear Giotto style.

Finally, Merano is a pretty and trendy tourist center with ancient porticoes and a suggestive historical center.

This is a guide to the Italian mountain province of Südtirol. This guide describes the provincial capital city of Bolzano.

It also covers San Genesio, Sarentino Valley, Ritten, Rosengarten, Carezza Lake, and Steinegg.

The guide describes as well the Pusteria and Venosta valleys. It includes Merano and its surroundings of Senales Valley, Passeir Valley, Naturns, Lagundo, Schwemmalm, Vigiljoch, Ulten Valley, and Naturns.

The guide also includes the Seiseralm - Alpe di Siusi, with Kestelruth, Fie Allo Scillar. The Alta Badia Valley and the Val Gardena with Santa Cristina, Selva, and Ortisei, are also covered.

It includes extensive descriptions and photos of the localities covered. The guide includes a section on Südtirol food and recipes.

Author Enrico Massetti

Language English

Publisher Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA

Paperback: 112 color Pages Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)

ISBN 978-1-312-38468-2

Table of content

Südtirol - Alto Adige 1

Bolzano - Bozen 2

Bolzano – Bozen: The Gateway to the Dolomites 5

Bolzano – Bozen: The Countryside in the city 6

Bolzano – Bozen: Some history 7

Ötzi – the Iceman 8

Walking in Bolzano 9

Passeggiate del Lungotalvera  Wassermauerpromenade 10

La Passeggiata del Guncina  Guntschnapromenade 11

La Passeggiata di Sant’Osvaldo  Oswald promenade 12

Passeggiata del Virgolo  Virglpromenade 13

Cable cars in Bolzano 13

Colle - Kohler 14

San Genesio 15

Renon - Ritten 16

Bolzano castles 17

Bolzano Sigmundskron Castle 18

Bolzano Runkelstein Castle 20

Bolzano Maretsch Castle 22

Bolzano surroundings 23

Meadows, woods, and walks at San Genesio 24

A romantic trip into the Sarentino valley 25

Bassa Atesina  From Bolzano to the garden of South Tyrol 26

South Tyrol’s canyon 28

Wine tasting 29

Ritten – Renon 30

Rosengarten-Latemar 32

Val d’Ega – Nova Ponente – Obereggen Eggental 33

Tiers am Rosengarten – Tires al Catinaccio 34

Nova Levante – Carezza 35

Stein egg – Collepietra 37

Biking & Bicycle tours 38

Merano 41

Merano Thermal Baths 42

Five different ski resorts 42

Meran 2000 43

Snowpark Merano 2000 43

Glacier Ski Resort Senales Valley 44

Pfelders the ski area in Passeir Valley 45

Schwemmalm ski area 46

Vigiljoch 47

Merano surroundings – summer Schenna 48

Lana the castles and churches village on the Adige River 49

Dorf Tirol 50

Passeier Valley – Pfelders 51

Naturns 52

History 53

Algund – Lagundo 53

Senales Valley 54

Partschins - Rabland - Töll 55

Marling 56

The Marling Waalweg 56

Ulten Valley – Val d’Ultimo 57

Tisens and Prissian 58

Nals – Nalles 59

Venosta Valley 60

Reschenpass – Resia Pass 61

Obervinschgau – Upper Venosta Valley 62

Prad am Stilfersjoch – Prato allo Stelvio 63

Ortler Stelvio National Park 64

Schlander Laas – Silandro Lasa 65

Latsch Martelltal – Laces Val Martello 66

Kastelbell Tschars – Castelbello Ciardes 67

Alpe di Siusi – Seiseralm – Sciliar Region 68

Kastelruth - Castelrotto 70

Fie’ Allo Sciliar 71

Alta Badia 72

Corvara – Colfosco, La Val, La Villa-S. Cassiano-Pedraces 72

Kronplatz Region – Pustertal 73

Bruneck - Brunico 74

San Vigilio – Marebbe – St.Vigil in Enneberg 75

Pfalzen - Falzes 77

Hochpustertal – Alta Pusteria 79

Sesto - Sexten 79

San Candido, Prato Drava, Versciaco 81

Toblach – Dobbiaco 82

Villabassa - Niederdorf 83

Pragser Tal – Val di Braies 84

Val Gardena 85

St. Christina - S. Cristina 86

Ortisei - St. Ulrich 87

Selva Valgardena - Wolkenstein in Groednertal 88

How to get to Bolzano 89

Südtirol Food & Recipes 91

Trentino – Alto Adige typical foods include: 92

Südtirol Recipes 92

Other tourism guides 93 93

The Author 93

Travel books of the same author: 95

Things to Know 98