Tyrol's oldest town with a unique view of the Dolomites
In winter it is one of the most enchanting snowy paradises in South Tyrol, in summer it transforms into a dream location for high-altitude walks and bike tours. No matter what time of year it is, Bressanone remains a jewel of the Valle Isarco in which to spend a relaxing holiday, amidst the baroque-style old town, typical South Tyrolean hospitality and landscapes that captivate from the moment you arrive in town.
In the heart of Bressanone stands the imposing Duomo with its two 65-metre high bell towers and an interior covered in precious frescoes. It is only a few steps from the small Romanesque church of St Cyril to the 15th-century White Tower, passing through the city walls that have surrounded the historical centre since the 10th century.
The surroundings of Bressanone ensure hours of exploration by bicycle or on foot with fantastic views of the Dolomites. Those looking for a bit of adrenaline in the saddle of a mountain bike can test themselves in the large Brixen Bikepark between June and September. During the winter season, however, it is impossible to pass up a downhill run down the RudRun toboggan run and a tour of the many stalls of the most visited Christmas markets in northern Italy.