Bolzano is located 265m above sea level along one of the most important routes running from the Mediterranean to the North Sea. It is surrounded on all sides by mountains. With a yearly average high temperature of 16.6° C and a yearly average low of 6° C and no fog, Bolzano has a very mild climate. In fact, a part of Bolzano, the formerly independent town of Gries was a health resort in the last century that was famous for its climate.
Bolzano’s landscape ranges from the green of its parks and grapevines to the rocks of the Dolomites. Pink mountains fringed with snow form a backdrop with palms, olive trees, cedars, and magnolias all located on the slopes of the hills. It represents a meeting point between the fresh northern winds and the radiant Mediterranean sun.
There are over 300 hectares (740acres) of grapevines within the city limits, one seventh of the total area. In autumn, the aroma of freshly crushed grapes wafts through the city from its 27 wineries.
Bolzano is an elegant place where different people meet and exchange cultures, music, and performances. The central Piazza Walther was named after Walther von der Vogelweide, and there is also a street named after Dante and another for Goethe. The city includes a conservatory of music that carries the name of Monteverdi, a trilingual University, an Academy of Design and a bilingual Film School (Zelig). This is what makes Bolzano a unique capital of European atmosphere!