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Krampus Celebration, Otzi the Iceman & Lake Carezza in Bolzano, Italy

Best things to do in Bolzano Italy - Kecia Welt - Lago Di Braies by AXP Photography on Unsplash

Lago Di Braies. Photo by AXP Photography on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Kecia Welt of Krampus Curious about Bolzano, Italy. Kecia’s tips for the best things to do in Bolzano are awesome because she first visited the South Tyrol region in 2015 and loves the region’s abundant agriculture, stunning mountain views and Christmas markets. Her company offers custom travel itineraries and fully-guided tours for the best Krampus experiences in Germany, Austria, Czechia, and Italy.

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Local streets in Bolzano. Photo by Fabrizio Coco on Unsplash.

Bolzano, Italy

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Welcome to Bolzano, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Cart selling fresh pastries.

Getting around Bolzano

Kecia says to fly into either Munich International Airport (MUC), Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). All have options to then travel to Bolzano. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Kecia says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. You can use the Mobilcard to purchase an unlimited 7-day pass for only 45 Euros, which gives you access to local public transportation including buses, the regional railway, and select cable cars. See this Mobilcard trip planning link for exact timetables and routes. If you do need to rent a car, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz for the best rental car offers.

Best things to do in Bolzano Italy - Kecia Welt - Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Sexten Dolomites by Maria-Catrinel Cirlan on Unsplash

Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Sexten Dolomites. Photo by Maria-Catrinel Cirlan on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the Bolzano, Italy podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Kecia Welt about Bolzano, Italy. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Bolzano, Italy
  • Green dots = best things to do in Bolzano, Italy
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Bolzano, Italy

Who is Kecia Welt?

Kecia Welt loves the Krampus and exploring remote alpine Christmas markets. Over the past five years, she explored over 30 markets in five countries. She gets excited about drinking glühwein, eating kaiserschmarrn, and taking long winter hikes.

She is the owner & founder of Krampus Curious, a travel service specializing in custom itineraries for trips to South Tyrol, Dolomites, Italy; Austria; Bavaria, Germany; and Czechia.

Best things to do in Bolzano Italy - Kecia Welt

Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Kecia on her website and social media on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Click here to download our one-page guide of Kecia’s tips for Bolzano.

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Krampus costume

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