The start of a sensual journey along the Alto Adige Wine Road. The capital of Alto Adige, Bolzano, marks the start of a discovery tour through the regional wine world.
The cultural and economic centre of Alto Adige is one thing if nothing else: a melting pot of cultures. The biggest city in the region is characterised by a mix of German and Italian lifestyle, which contributes to its unique flair.
The historic old town with the fruit market, Walther Square, and the many chic boutiques in the alleys are vibrant. Be it for an aperitif or a good glass of wine, the many street cafés, guesthouses and restaurants impress with a great atmosphere and culinary variety.
The cultural lifestyle is enriched by art exhibitions, events and concerts of all kinds - and Ötzi: he can be admired in the Alto Adige Museum of Archaeology. In-between you can enjoy a walk through the parks and along the promenades of the city, where the Mediterranean flora and fauna, and the Runkelstein and Maretsch Castles offer unique impressions.
Wine is also very important in Bolzano. The genuine Alto Adige Vernatsch vine matures best on the gentle hills of the St. Magdalena wine growing area. Lagrein, also a local wine, matures in the exclusive, family-operated vineyards in front of the southern doors of the city.
In the wine city of Bolzano, a total surface of 498 hectares is used for growing wine. Red wine dominates with 393 hectares, while 105 hectares are used for growing white wines.