The Alps are generally divided into Western and Eastern Alps, and this separation happens to run along the imaginary line between Lake Constance and Lake Como, following the river Rhine. Right there, just slightly on the left, is where the region of South Tyrol finds its location. This is why Bolzano pulls characteristics from all sides of the Alps making it an exciting blend of culture and languages, so much that it is considered the heart of the Alps.
Bolzano is known as the “Door to the Dolomites” and by now associated with the famous image of the bell tower standing against the Rosengarten group. Formed about 260 million years ago, the Dolomites have been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO Commission in 2009. More Info >