Welcome to South Tyrol
the most northern province of Italy
South Tyrol with its capital Bolzano
The name South Tyrol originated back in the days, as this part of Italy was still part of Tyrol in Austria.
Due to its history, torn between two countries, still today the official languages spoken are Italian and German. This is also very visible on all the road signs and names of towns and villages, which are all written in two languages.
11 diverse Holiday regions
These regions greatly differ from one another and you will always discover something new. Experience glaciers and snow covered moutain tops and the mediterranean touch of the southern part with its mild climate and vineyards.
South Tyrol: land of fortresses and castles
There are over 800 castles in South Tyrol, most of them situated on top of massive cliffs, or amidst idyllic vineyards. Some of these historical sites have been turned into museums and are a testimony to the rich history of our country. One of the largest and most impressive castles in South Tyrol is certainly the castle ''Taufers'', the one with the most beautiful location is castle ''Presule''. Castle ''Juval'' is famous as being the residence of Reinhold Messner, South Tyrol's most famous climber. Another gem is castle ''Trautmansdorff'' with its wonderful botanical gardens.