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With its cosmopolitan combination of Italian and German cultures, the city of Bolzano is a dynamic and different destination in which creative cuisines thrive and the luscious landscape offers a calming retreat. Ancient cultural heritage exudes from the impressive Mediterranean monuments and Baroque buildings that decorate the stunning cityscape; the region’s capital city is a sensual banquet begging to be touched, tasted and explored.
Bolzano’s inimitable style is presented in the unique and arresting edifices that pepper the city’s streets; the city’s most iconic landmark is the Duomo, whose filigreed steeple and terracotta roof are characteristic of the regions architecture.
With its looming bell tower, the Bolzano Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic grandeur, and is considered one of the region’s finest architectural examples.
Within the remarkable Assumption of Our Lady, a consecrated treasure chest glitters; fabulous frescoes, ornate doors, austere altars and pleasant pulpits make this church one of the city’s most attractive landmarks.
It is within the menus of Bolzano that the cultural amalgamation of Mediterranean and German is most evident; menus are written in 2 languages and combine rustic authenticity with international innovation. A restaurant that serves what is hailed as Bolzano’s finest cuisine is Zur Kaiserkron, a warm and welcoming eatery that serves refined dishes such as open ravioli with shrimp and lobster, veal on soft, seasoned mashed potatoes and a rich chocolate sorbet. (Piazza della Mostra, 2, 39100 Bolzano)