Holidays in Bressanone – Episcopal city with a Mediterranean flair
In the centre of a vast basin, surrounded by an enchanting hillside landscape, lies the ancient Episcopal city of Bressanone. Wine and fruit gardens stretch out along the mountain slopes. They give evidence of the mild climate in this alpine region. Spend your vacation in Bressanone in the heart of South Tyrol. The city welcomes you with a Mediterranean flair and an extensive cultural offer. In the Episcopal city of the rivers Rienza and Isarco meet, and the ancient city centre stands out in a medieval setting. Winding streets with arcades, quaint town houses and numerous churches are the silent contemporary witnesses from the past.
Medieval atmosphere in the city centre of Bressanone
Bressanone offers many attractive sights in the historic city centre. The imposing cathedral with ornate frescoes by Paul Troger and the cloister with Gothic paintings represent the cultural centre of the old town. One of the landmarks of the Episcopal city is the White Tower. With a height of 71 meters, it overlooks all the surrounding buildings. During your holiday in Bressanone you may visit the tower during a guided tour. An exciting experience is a visit to the Museum of Pharmacy in the small alley Ponte Aquila. Then stroll through the winding streets of the old town and visit the former Bishop’s Palace. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to participate in a historic night tour or take a break in the small cafes and bars.
Varied holidays in Bressanone
A cultural highlight in the summer months is the music festival “Bressanone Summer Emotions”. On this occasion, numerous live bands play in the city’s pubs and clubs – jazz, blues and rock music sounds drift through the streets. Just outside the Episcopal city, important cultural monuments, like the Monastery of Novacella and Fortezza, await your visit. A comfortable cable car takes you to the local mountain of the city, the Plose, where wonderful walks and challenging mountain bike trails take their beginning. Exciting recreational fun for the entire family is guaranteed in every season at the adventure pool “Aquarena”.