One of the most interesting cities to visit in Italy certainly is the so-called “city of meetings”, that is Bolzano, which has much to offer not only to the snow lovers, but also for those who search for culture and history.
Some curiosities about Bolzano Station
From Bolzano Station you can reach your destination with a rental car. You can easily book it online from home and pick it up directly at Bolzano Station, saving time and money. On leaving the station, you will notice that you are right close to the city centre.
Bolzano Station is the most important one in Trentino Alto Adige and the Brenner railway passes through it; moreover, this train station is a terminus of the route Bolzano – Merano. The opening of Bolzano Station was on 16 May 1859, when the Unity of Italy had not been completed yet.
The passage of Trentino Alto Adige under the Italian control, at the end of the First World War, also marked the passing of Bolzano Station under the new-born railways of the Reign of Italy: it was at this time that the name of the railway station was Italianised, even though still today it has the double name (Bozen – Bolzano).
Among the many services offered by Bolzano Station, that is both the main station in Trentino Alto Adige and the busiest one, we must mention the facilities for disabled people and the ticket machines.
What to see in Bolzano city?
The first place to visit in the city is the Cathedral of Bolzano, that is the most important religious building.
The discovery of Bolzano can continue with a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, that is the most important square in the South Tyrolean city. The most important highlight of this square is Fontana del Nettuno, which is rightly considered among the 100 most beautiful fountains in Italy.
The tour of the city can go on with a visit to Castel Firmiano, which is actually composed of a few ruins of the castle, whose construction dates back to the end of the XVI century. However, you cannot miss a visit to the vestiges of this building.
Obviously, during a holiday in Bolzano you must take time to visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, in the maze of the old town and flagship of the city concerning museums. Here, you can admire the mummy of a man who, according to the scientific dating, lived 4000 years ago.
Lastly, the car rental service at Bolzano Station is the most convenient and comfortable solution to move in Bolzano and in the surroundings. You just have to book your car online and pick it up at the station.