Links on Bolzano / Bozen
Bolzano and Bozen and BZ on Flickr
The town in hundreds and hundreds of beautiful, weird, interesting and different pictures and thoughts.
Getting to Bolzano and getting around
How to get here and how to get around once you are here, including guided walks, bike lanes, cable cars etc.
Cost of life on Osservatorio Prezzi
and Costs of living and studying in Bozen-Bolzano
Do you want to know how much a sandwich costs, or what the rents are like in the city that you ate going to be studying in?
A site that is worth visiting from time to time so that you can get an idea of what it is like to live in this area is the one managed by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, which, with its “Osservatorio prezzi”
(price watchdog), reveals what the current cost of living is in various towns in South Tyrol. In Italian and German only.
Otherwise you can check out the short guide on the Costs of living and studying in Bozen-Bolzano
set up by our International Relations Office.
South Tyrolean University Students Association
Read a lot of useful information, hear other students' opinions, let your voice be heard!
The local "TimeOut" magazines - music, theatre, cinema, sport, dance, exhibitions, conferences and much more - the right place if you want to know what's up in town.
Youth Hostels in and around Bolzano
A non-profit organisation with the goal to offer an accommodation at affordable prices, but with a high quality standard, to young people and to families with children visiting South Tyrol. If everything is fully booked, check also out the Trento Youth Hostel
HousingAnywhere student-to-student platform
HousingAnywhere is a student-to-student platform where demand and supply of short term accommodation can find each other. Are you living in a flat and plan to leave South Tyrol for a while? Are you searching for private accommodation abroad for a short period? Are you searching for private accommodation for a short period during your stay at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano? Check it out!
Bolzano City Site
Web-pages of the City Municipality: services, events, tourist information.
More information on the city: shopping, events, sport, business, culture, tourism.
The City of Bolzano on Weinstrasse.com
A site primarily aimed at tourists, it offers plenty of useful information in English. Among the topics: "Historical places", "Quarters of Bolzano", "The promenades of Bolzano", "Medieval shopping arcades", "Bolzano and wine".
Arthouse movies since 1978. Brand new movie theatre in town centre, 3 screens.
Arthouse movies since 1952. Organizes three film festivals: Borderlands, Rimusicazioni and Opere Nuove.
Circolo la Comune
Movies (also open air), theatre, concerts. Since 1971.
Small cinema right in front of the university.
Brand new multiplex with 7 screens, close to town centre.
Culural association inspired by the principles of solidarity, tolerance, multiculturalism. Organises a lot of concerts too, see Arciragazzi. Since 1957.
Association located 50 m from our Faculty, organising courses and concerts, offering practice rooms for bands, organising language cafes and much more.
Managed by Arci and Papperlapapp, it offers a lunch service for young people and lots of concerts and music contests. See also here
Circolo culturale / Kulturverein Walter Masetti
Cabaret, music, theatre, movies. Since 1974.
Kleinkunsttheater / Piccolo Teatro Carambolage
Cabaret, theatre, concerts in a quaint little bistro/ theatre in town centre.
Lungomare is a structure that unites a gallery project with a design, film and visual communication studio. The gallery is interested in events that are linked with design and confrontation of these and other creative processes.The gallery has a bar that stimulates encounters and confrontations. The bar offers monthly activities, such as culinary events, brunches on Sundays and evening cocktails.
Circolo fotografico Tina Modotti - Photographical Association
The Photographic Association “Tina Modotti” was founded about 25 years ago and as the latest phase of its growth, since 2003 it has its own base with a showroom of around 20 linear meters, a little library (with books and photographic reviews), and a wine bar (the “Muflone Rosa”), located in the historical town centre of Bolzano - via della Roggia 22. Here the associaton organises an average of eight photographical exhibitions every year (decicated to local and international artists), a photography course and several evenings on different topics (history of photography, contemporary photography, video and picture projections).
Jazz and Other - Bolzano Jazz Festival
Each June during this Jazz Festival it is possible to attend concerts of internationally renowned artists in spectacular locations all around town.
Bolzano Danza / Tanzsommer Bozen - International Dance Festival
Each summer, the best international dance companies present their new performances in Bolzano; at the same it is possible to participate to courses held by word-renowned dancers.
Contemporary and experimental music and art. Transart is contemporary culture for everyone wishing to understand the essence of our times: an unmistakable mixture of music, dance, theater, art, and new technologies. Singular contents are in full synergy with the atypical sites where the festival - since its beginning - has organized its events… train warehouses, factories, abandoned historical monuments… under the prolific star of experimentation.
Bolzano Festival Bozen
The Festival gathers together four different musical events: Concerts performed by Youth Orchestras; the Ferruccio Busoni Piano Festival and Competition; the Antiqua section dedicated to the exhibition of music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras; and the Gustav Mahler Academy. A particular characteristic of the Festival is the blending together of concert activities with the on-going musical education of young instrumentalists, making Bolzano one of the principal centres in Europe for the professional level cultivation of new musicians.
Opere Nuove Festival + No Words Film Festival + Borderlands International Film Festival + Rimusicazioni Film Festival. These four individual Cinema Festivals have grown and evolved thanks to the efforts and dedication of three different cultural organisations (The Bolzano Cineclub, The Bolzano Cineforum and Harlock). Each Festival provides an original perspective on cinema. Now the organisers pool their energies and concentrate on a larger, greater objective: a single event that joins all the different individual festivals together under one roof.
Runkelsteiner Klangfeste/ Feste musicali a Castel Roncolo
Summer concerts in the marvellous setting of Schloss Runkelstein.
Nuovo Teatro Comunale - Neues Stadttheater
A brand new building in the centre of town, planned by the world-famous architect and designer Marco Zanuso, hosts international, Italian and German productions.
Teatro Stabile di Bolzano
The Theatre Season in Italian.
Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen
The Theatre Season in German.
Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
A permanent collection, frequent changing exhibitions and a specialized library on modern and contemporaty art - in the same buillding that hosts the University.
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Home of Ötzi the Iceman. Over 5000 years ago, a man climbed up to the icy heights of the Schnalstal glacier and died. He was found by accident in 1991, with his clothes and equipment, mummified and frozen: an archaeological sensation and a unique snapshot of a Copper Age man.
International Piano Competition "Ferruccio Busoni"
The aim of the Busoni Contest is to discover young pianists, within the natural and ideal surroundings of the prestigious Monteverdi Conservatory.The contest was begun more than fifty years ago and it would not be easy to find another competition with so many editions or which can boast of having discovered so many now world-famous pianists, who began their career in Bolzano.
Orchestra Haydn Orchester
The Haydn Orchestra was founded in 1960. It has played in the principal Italian concert venues and has participated in numerous international festivals, and it has toured in the USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary. In its over 40 year long history, the «Haydn» Orchestra has performed a vast amount of works across all musical genres, ranging from Baroque to contemporary composers. It has hosted many great conductors, among which Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, etc., and accompanied soloists ofthe calibre of G. Sokolov, B. L. Gelber, etc.
"Gustav Mahler - Music and Youth" Foundation
The "Gustav Mahler - Music and Youth" Foundation was founded in 1999 at the initiative of Maestro Claudio Abbado and is the result of long years of close collaboration between the city of Bolzano and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Every year in October, the foundation conducts master classes for advanced young musicians from all over Europe, called the Gustav Mahler Academy.
Alexander Langer Foundation
This Foundation, named after a pioneer of interculturalism in South Tyrol, organizes the Euromediterranea Festival in the summer.
Latinoamérica Y Su Gente - Cultural Association
This association was founded by a group of Latin American artists living in the area of Bolzano and wanting to present their culture through the organisation of various events in town. Each year they organize the Festival "Caraibi a Bolzano". Since 2003.
Rus' - Cultural Association
The aim of this association is to present Russian and Slavic culture through music, theatre, exhibitions, lectures and talks. It also manages the library "Nadežda Borodina", and organises visits to the orthodox curch of "S. Nicola Taumaturgo". Since 1991.
ZeLIG-School for Documentary,Television and New Media
Another International Students Community! ZeLIG is one of the few professional training institutions in Europe that offers specific preparation in the field of documentary film making.
Bottega del Mondo - Weltladen
Fair Trade since 1985. Food, clothes, handycraft and much more, in the centre of town, close to the University.
Bolzano UniBand on YouTube
Enjoy their first music video, "Now I Study in Bolzano"