Bolzano in Italian, but referred to as Bozen in Germany, just across the border, is the capital of the South Tyrol region. It is a small but cosmopolitan city in a wonderful location, both for backdrop and for atmosphere. Beautiful and culturally rich, due to its position on the route between Italy and the rest of Europe, Bolzano is alpine but also worth a visit in summer. The best places to stay in Bolzano range from castles to reasonably priced alpine chalets.
Some of the best places to stay in Bolzano are in the city itself - it’s an unusual, and rewarding destination, what with its world famous Museum of Archaeology, where you’ll find the Iceman, and the Messner Mountain Museum - but some of the best places to stay in Bolzano for skiers and outdoorsmen are in the smaller hamlets around the city.
Bolzano is also considered the Italian capital of Christmas - maybe it’s the proximity to German Christmas traditions, but there’s a magical Christmas market, and fantastic alpine style stalls all year round.
Bolzano is also a great choice for foodies. And it’s home to some lovely castles, squares and parks.
It is a popular destination year round, so if you want to make sure of a room in one our pick of the best places to stay in Bolzano, get organised and book early.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Bolzano, expand your search to include the whole of the South Tyrol region, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
A fabulous castle in a magical setting overlooking luscious valleys and its own vineyard. Elegant rooms and suites decorated with romance have four poster beds and private balconies. Enormous wine cellar, gourmet cuisine, stunning panoramic views, and a top of the range spa. Very luxurious.
Following an epic renovation, Greif succeeded in retaining its historic exterior and creating a timeless retro interior. Large rooms with views are filled with light and antiques. The Grifoncino bar attracts a crowd whilst a pool, spa and restaurant can be used at its sister hotel Parkhotel Laurin.