The Dolomites

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  • Castello del Buonconsiglio

    1. Castello del Buonconsiglio

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The position and size of this stronghold of the prince-bishops made it easier to defend than the Palazzo Pretorio. Look for the evolution of...Read More

    Castello del Buonconsiglio
  • 2. Col Rodella

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    An excursion from Campitello di Fassa, about 4 km (2½ miles) west of Canazei, to the vantage point at Col Rodella has unmissable views. A cable...Read More

  • 3. Elena Walch

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This sustainably farmed 60-hectare (148-acre) property produces some of the region's most renowned wines, in paricular Gewürztraminer and Pinot...Read More

  • 4. Lumen Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Take a cable car to the top of Kronplatz to reach this 19,375-square-foot museum dedicated to mountain photography (actually, you have your...Read More

  • 5. Messner Mountain Museum Firmian

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Perched on a peak overlooking Bolzano, the 10th-century Castle Sigmundskron is home to one of six mountain museums established by Reinhold Messner...Read More

  • 6. Messner Mountain Museum Juval

    Museum/Gallery

    Since 1983 this 13th-century castle in the hills above the hamlet of Stava has been the summer home of the South Tyrolese climber and polar...Read More

  • 7. Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

    Museum/Gallery

    This fascinating, comprehensive museum within the 13th-century Bruneck Castle looks at the lives of mountain-dwelling people from Europe, Asia...Read More

  • 8. Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum has gained international fame for Ötzi, its 5,300-year-old iceman, discovered in 1991 and the world's oldest naturally preserved...Read More

  • 9. Promenades

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    A stroll along one of Merano's well-marked, impossibly pleasant promenades may yield even better relaxation than time in its famous spa. Passeggiata...Read More

  • 10. South Tyrolean Wine Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Head here to learn how local wine has historically been made, stored, served, and worshipped, through a series of entertaining exhibits. ...Read More

  • Abbazia di Novacella

    11. Abbazia di Novacella

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This Augustinian abbey founded in 1142 has been producing wine for at least nine centuries and is most famous for the delicate stone-fruit character...Read More

    Abbazia di Novacella
  • Alpe di Siusi cable car

    12. Alpe di Siusi cable car

    Local Interest–Sight

    First opened in 1935, the cable car from Ortisei to Alpe di Siusi climbs more than 6,100 feet to the widest plateau in Europe. There are more...Read More

    Alpe di Siusi cable car
  • 13. Bagni Vecchi

    Bath/Hot Spring

    Ancient Roman baths predate the thermal springs, caves, and waterfalls that are now known as the Bagni Vecchi. Leonardo da Vinci soaked here...Read More

  • 14. Belvedere di Sardagna

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Take the Funivia Trento–Sardagna cable car up to the Belvedere di Sardagna, a lookout point 1,200 feet above medieval Trento. This is open year...Read More

  • 15. Boè cable car

    Local Interest–Sight

    This cable car takes hikers and skiers from Corvara up Piz Boè, the highest mountain of the Sella group, at 10,341 feet. Once at the first station...Read More

  • 16. Bormio Terme

    Bath/Hot Spring

    From outdoor swimming pools to private baths, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the healing qualities of the thermal waters. General admission...Read More

  • 17. Campo Carlo Magno

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The stunning pass at Campo Carlo Magno (5,500 feet) is 3 km (2 miles) north of Madonna di Campiglio. This is where Charlemagne is said to have...Read More

  • 18. Castel Roncolo

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Green hills and farmhouses north of town surround this meticulously kept castle with a tiled roof. It was built in 1237, destroyed half a century...Read More

  • 19. Castel Trauttmansdorff

    Garden/Arboretum

    This Gothic castle was restored in the 19th century and now serves as a museum that celebrates more than 200 years of tourism in South Tyrol...Read More

  • 20. Chiesa dei Domenicani

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 13th-century Dominican Church is renowned for its Cappella di San Giovanni, where frescoes from the Giotto school show the birth of a pre...Read More

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