Bressanone, North Italy

I took a train at the Innsbruck Central Station and went to the city of Bressanone northern Italy.

From the Innsbruck station to the Brenner station. It takes 35 minutes.

From the Innsbruck station to the Brenner station. It takes 35 minutes.

Brenner railway station serves the comune of Brenner, in South Tyrol in northeastern Italy. It is 300 m south of the border between Italy and Austria.

Brenner Pass is a mountain pass through the Alps which forms the border between Italy and Austria. It is one of the principal passes of the Eastern Alpine range and has the lowest altitude among Alpine passes of the area. Dairy cattle graze in alpine pastures throughout the summer in valleys beneath the pass and on the mountains above it.

From the platform of Brenner Station to the Bressanone station. It takes 45 minutes. 

From the platform of Brenner Station to the Bressanone station. It takes 45 minutes.

Bressanone Railway Station

Bressanone Railway Station

Bressanone Railway Station Square

Bressanone Railway Station Square

Bressanone (German; Brixen) is a town in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres north of Bolzano. It has a population of 21,416 in the 2015 census.

Bressanone Map

Bressanone Town Map

Walking to the old town of Bressanone, through the Station and Ratisbona Street.

Walking to the old town of Bressanone, through the Station and Ratisbona Street.

Gate of the Bressanone Old Town

Gate of the Bressanone Old Town

 Let’s get into the old town.

Let’s get into the old town.

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Diocesan Museum

Diocesan Museum; In the middle of the 13th built as a fortificated castle.

Millennium Column; In 1909 built as memorial for the 1000-year-old town.

Millennium Column; In 1909 built as memorial for the 1000-year-old town.

On top of the column the lamb, Brixen’s heraldic animal, and on the column itself the statue of the bishop Zacharias.

Piazza Vescovile (Episcopal Square)

Piazza Vescovile (Episcopal Square)

Fountain of Domplatz or Pazza Duomo (Cathedral Square)

Fountain of Domplatz or Pazza Duomo (Cathedral Square)

For the fountain on the Cathedral Square, Martin Rainer crafted a bronze sculpture representing the circle of man’s life, from birth to the death. The water is the element of life, it is a symbol for movement.

Brixen Cathedral

Brixen Cathedral

The original Ottonian building took on a new Romanesque design in the twelfth century, gaining a three-aisled nave with crypt and three apses in addition to two front towers.

Interior of the cathedral

Interior of the cathedral

Cloister of the cathedral

Cloister of the cathedral

Splendid Romanesque building with vaults of the 14 th century and magnificent frescoes either of the 14 th or 15 th century, which show the development art.

Frescoes of the cloister

Frescoes of the cloister

St. Michael's parish church is next to the cathedral.

St. Michael’s parish church is next to the cathedral. The parish church has clock tower called White Tower.

11th century built St. Michael’s parish church is Romanesque with Gothic choir loft and White Tower (72 m), dating from the 15 th century.

St. Michael's parish church was under construction.

St. Michael’s parish church was under construction.

Left the church of St. Michael and walking to Eisack – Isarco River, its source is near the Brenner Pass.

Via Ponte Aquila (Eagle Bridge Street) and the view of Eisack - Isarco River from the Eagle Bridge.

Via Ponte Aquila (Eagle Bridge Street) and the view of Eisack – Isarco River from the Eagle Bridge.

After that, I walked around the old town.

After that, I walked around the old town.

And, got back to the Cathedral Square again.

And, got back to the Cathedral Square again.

My brief journey would be over. I was going back to Innsbruck by train now.

Arrivederci Bressanone!

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