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“Wonderful town with lots to do”
Review of Bozen

Bozen
Ranked #4 of 190 things to do in Bolzano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We spent one night/day here in mid-October on our way from the Dolomites to Lade Garda area. After experiencing the beautiful snow covered peaks of the Dolomites I thought Bolzano would surely be a let down. Not the case at all. The archaeological museum with its Ice Man is a world class, must-see museum. The walks on the outskirts of town are fabulous - beautiful at this time of year. Some reviewers described Bolzano on Sunday as sleepy. It surely wasn't our experience. Seemed like the whole town was out walking, shopping the open air market, playing sports.... Very invigorating. We loved our walk to Castle Roncolo with fabulous views of the vineyards. We could have spent another day.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

This visit was not my first visit to Bolzano (#5) and with each visit I find more reasons to return and enjoy the area/attractions. My first visit was the arrival of "Otzi" in 1992 which I find fascinating. All of the updates and work of the museum is continually improving with information about his life and era. My family (4) loved (their first visit to Europe) the shopes, although a bit expensive, and the Soprabolzana area which is beautiful and a feast for the eyes. By using the local travel card, all the museums and transport, including the cable cars, are included in the price. Great deal! The town center has many restaurants, great shops and some entertainment. We will return. Al, Kathy, Ashley & Johnathan

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I did the Trafalgar "Italian Lakes Tour" during September 2013. The highlight of the tour was the visit to Bolzano and to the dolomites. We travelled up by bus to view the dolomites and downwards we travelled with a little red train and by funicular.Bozen is a billingual town where both Italian and German is spoken.

1  Thank SchubertKleinmond
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spent 7 days in Bolzano and loved every minute. It is a lovely little town nestled in the Tyrol, with lots of natural beauty all around, and seems much more Austrian than Italian in many ways. The Bolzano travel and museum passes (available at the Information desk on the Walther Piazza) are great value and include all transport, museums, chairlifts etc. Using the travel pass we were able to go by cable car up mountains to wonderful alpine villages, by bus up to Merano (another lovely town), and as far as Ortesei in the Val de Garde for a splendid view of the Dolomites. The pass includes all the major museums in the South Tyrol area (including Oetzi, Schloss Runkelstein etc) and we could have gone to many more, had time allowed. Bolzano has a lovely atmosphere and evenings on the Walther Piazza, with the restaurants all around, the mountains soaring behind and the sound of a pianist playing dinner music, was quite magical. We were happily pleased too that meals there were very well priced and waiters did not look for exorbitant tips. (BTW, if you like shopping, there seem to be lots of ritzy leather and shoe shops and elegant clothing stores, which could have been the drawcard for the more elegant residents (mostly German) of our hotel).

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Little red trolley Train you can Forget it! BUMPY RIDE, no Information or tour guide, overpriced and no real attractions unless you like window Shopping....it departs from the Big bus Station in the middle of Bozen.

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