Holidays in Bolzano, Italy provide the perfects break for tourists with an interest in cycling tours or sightseeing The cycling tours in particular provide a great way to explore this charming city in South Tyrol. A mountainous city tucked in between the Austrian and Italian Alps, you'll need legs of steel to conquer some of the more tricky bicycle terrains. Whoever is brave enough to conquer those steep and dangerous inclines will be rewarded in style though, as the spectacular view of Bolzano sprawls out beneath them. From this vantage point, you can't fail to notice the mish-mash of architectural styles present, with its mixture of Italian renaissanice buildings and more Germanic Gothic spires. Don't waste time and serach for your favourite Bolzano accommodation, which will be the best starting point for exciting excursions in and around Italy:
- Visit Brescia
- Travel to Bergamo
- Go for shopping in Milan
- Spend romantic days in Venice
- Drive only three hours to Salzburg
Discover a German influenced part of Italy - Bozen
Even the signage reflects this cultural duality, with most signposts offering both German and an Italian translations of town names. Due to its history and the all-too-frequent shuffling of nation borders, Bolzano (or should that be Bozen?) finds itself located firmly at a cross-roads between Austrian and Italian cultural spheres of influence. This reminder of the regions troubled past creates a very interesting dynamic to the city, with a bizarre split-personality feel as you seemingly wander from one country to the next. Regardless of whether you find your Bolzano apartment located within a German speaking or an Italian speaking community, you can be sure that this will be a holiday to remember.Popular for ramblers, hikers and mountain-bikers, the region also have much to offer for fans of history, making Bolzano very much a multi-facetted holiday destination. Lovers of opera music will be spoilt for choice by the various performances taking place in the local theater in the evenings, whereas those who wish to get a feel of how the entertainment industry was run during the Roman era will no doubt look forward to discovering more about Bolzano's Roman Amphitheater. Capable of housing up to thirty thousand people in its hey-day, you may even be lucky enough to catch an outdoor operatic performance here during the summer months. With frequently changing weather conditions betraying the Austrian side of Bolzano's heritage, it's always best to take an umbrella though, just to be on the safe side.
Spend some relaxed days - In your Bolzano accommodation
For those rainy days, a nice relaxing day playing board games within the comfort of your Bolzano apartment could provide an easy-going way to while the hours away. Alternatively, head down to one of Bolzano's museums to shelter from the rain. The Museum of Archeology in particular will provide all the family with a range of interesting exhibitions, including displays about the history of mountaineering and a quick glimpse at Bolzano's oldest resident – Ötzi the Iceman. Ötzi is Europe's oldest and most well-preserved natural mummy, who, at the grand old age of 5,300, isn't looking too rough! Frozen in a glazier for many, many years, why not come and visit him in his new holiday home in Bolzano?