Bolzano is the capital city of the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy. Bolzano with a population of 105,713 is the largest city in South Tyrol.
In the 2010 quality-of-life survey by the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Bolzano was ranked first among 107 Italian cities on the survey’s list.
The Walther Square, advertised Walther von der Vogelweide, is located in the district center of Bolzano. Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 – c. 1230) is the most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets. Here take place the Christmas Market and the Flower Marke.
Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral is Bolzano’s important landmark and at the same time a gem of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
Piazza del Grano in the historical center of Bolzano is located between Piazza Walther , the way Argentieri and Porches . The buildings surrounding the square still retain the memory in the walls of some buildings belonging to the diocese.
From Grano Square, walking through the Vicolo Gumer (Alley Gumer) to the Town hall square Rathausplatz.
Reached the Town Hall Square, the old buildings with beautiful decorated facades is surrounded in the Rococo style. The neo-baroque town hall was created in 1907 as the new City Hall at Bolzano. The Town Hall Square is on the street of Laubengasse.
The Laubengasse alley with the many elegant, traditional and modern shops as well as the arcade shop windows is the most attractive shopping centers Bolzano.
From the Laubengasse alley, walking about for 10 minutes, it is the Mereccio Castle.
Maretsch Castle (Schloss Maretsch) is located in the historic center of Bolzano, South Tyrol. It is a residence rather than a defense construction.
The oldest part of the castle dates back to the 13th century. The present form is due to the members of the Römer family, who transformed it in a Renaissance castle between 1560 and 1570.
Since I was running out of time, I passed through the castle hastily and left for the next village, Taufers im Münstertal.
There is a lot of interesting places in this city. what a shame.