From a sun-drenched plateau overlooking the Dolomites, the Soprabolzano area is one of South Tyrol’s hidden treasures. First, stop at the provincial capital of Bolzano, easily reachable via the new Renon aerial tram. A year-round destination, in summer take an outing to the Rittner Horn and enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the mountain range, and in winter take advantage of Rittner Horn’s 15 km of snow-covered slopes.
Visit the 13th century church of Giacomo, which boasts beautiful painted ceilings, or embrace your sweet side with a visit to the bee museum in Costalovara at the 500-year old Plattnerhof farm. Then, buzz your way over to the San Genesio forests or the Renon Hills for some crisp, Alpine air. With its wide meadows and fields, and scenic mountain farms in full view of the Dolomites, Soprabolzano is truly a breathtaking experience.
The South Tyrol/Alto Adige is all about a marriage of culture, language, tradition and nature, for this small pocket of Northern Italy shares more than just a border with Austria, this is an Alpinista lifestyle that flirts with Dolce Vita, where extreme sports junkies fuse with foodie aficionados and mother nature cradles the spectacular of the Dolomites.read more