Europe 2009

Bolzano, 8-10 August

 

Driving from Bellagio to Bolzano, near Bolzano we passed through a very large area of apple orchards. *

 

It is a recognised tourist route, with signs giving details about the apples being grown. *

 

There were also powerlines sweeping across the countryside. *

The much-publicised draw of Bolzano is "Ötzi", a Copper Age man preserved in an Alpine glacier for some 5300 years, but there is more. It is a very pleasant town, more German than Italian, with an attractive pedestrianised centre with interesting shops.

 

The courtyard bar/restaurant just outside our hotel. *

 

One of the pedestrianised streets. †

 

Closeup of the statue on the corner building above. †

 

An arcade with a street to the right and shops on the left. *

 

One of two rather extraordinary art works in the main shopping street. *

 

The other of the pair. *

 

Chillies at the market. *

 

Interior of the Dominican church. *

 

This very decorative altar is one of six displayed in the Cathedral. *

 

A Visitation fresco in the cloister of St Catherine's church. *

 

Some of the mountains around Bolzano, seen from a park by the river. †

 

And a castle on the edge of town, surrounded by vines. *

Leaving Italy, we went into Austria heading for Hallstatt.

 

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