Useful phone numbers
Favorite thing: The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Italy:
State Police: 113
Forest Service: 1515
Guardia di Finanza (Customs/Financial Police): 117
Coast guard: 1530
Favorite thing: we went here by bus from Bolzano, awesome lake, the biggest lake of Italy.
i remember beautifull houses/hotels when walking
very pittoresque! more info
again no pictures at my home:-)
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports
In the seventies (yes long...
Favorite thing: In the seventies (yes long time ago)i have been to the Dolomites, stayed at Kiens,a small city and i visited Venice offcourse!
What a beautifull city. I also visited the Garda-lake, Trentino, Verona and some other beautifull places
Fondest memory: Kronplatz Holiday Region with its 15 constituent parts: Bruneck, Al Plan-S. Vigilio, Olang, St. Lorenzen, Kiens, Pfalzen, Antholzertal, Rasen im Antholzertal, Terenten, Gsieser Tal/Welsberg/Taisten, Gais-Uttenheim and St. Martin in Thurn.
These villages lie between 786 and 1,650 meters (2,579 and 5,414 ft) above sea level.
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
Few words in Italian
Favorite thing: Below few words in Italian that you can use while visiting Italy.
Waiter / Waitress! - Cameriere/ Cameriera, per favore!
May I have the menu, please? - Potrei avere il menu, per favore?
Do you have a set menu / local specialities? - Avete un menu fisso/ delle specialità locali?
What do you recommend? - Cosa mi raccomanderebbe?
Do you have vegetarian dishes? - Avete dei piatti vegetariani?
bread - pane
butter - burro
cheese - formaggio
coffee - caffè
cream - panna (montata)
ice cream - gelato
lemon - limone
milk - latte
mineral water - acqua minerale
mustard - senape
pepper - pepe
salad - insalata
salt - sale
sugar - zucchero
tea - tè
yes/no - si/ no
please / thank you - per favore/ grazie
good morning - Buongiorno
good afternoon - Buon pomeriggio
good evening - Buona sera
good night - Buona notte
good-bye - Arrivederci
excuse me - mi scusi
you're welcome - prego
how long / how far - per quanto tempo/ quanto è lontano
yesterday / today / tomorrow - ieri/ oggi/ domani
day / week / month / year - giorno/ settimana/ mese / anno
left / right - sinistra/ destra
up / down - su/ giù
good / bad - buono/ cattivo
big / small - grande/ piccolo
cheap / expensive - economico/ caro
hot / cold - caldo/ freddo
open / closed - aperto / chiuso
free/ occupied - libero / occupato
early / late - presto/ tardi
Does anyone here speak English? - Qualcuno qui parla inglese?
I don't speak (much) Italian. - Non parlo l'italiano/ molto italiano.
Could you repeat that? - Per favore, potrebbe ripetere?
Could you spell it? - Per favore, potrebbe fare lo spelling?
Can you translate this for me / us? - Potrebbe tradurre questo per me/ per noi?
What does this mean? - Che cosa vuol dire?
I don't understand. - Non capisco.
How much is that? - Quanto costa?
Does this bus / train stop at ... ? - Questo autobus/treno ferma a...?
Monday - lunedì
Tuesday - martedì
Wednesday - mercoledì
Thursday - giovedì
Friday - venerdì
Saturday - sabato
Sunday - domenica
Favorite thing: The tourist information in Bozen is on Piazza Walther right next to the Cathedral. They give you a free map, answer all your questions and you can book tours there or obtain tickets for cultural events.
Azienda di Soggiorno e Turismo
39100 Bolzano, Piazza Walther, 8
Tel. 0471 307000
Fax 0471 980128
If you are interested in getting a map beforehand, you can download it here
Favorite thing: When preparing a trip to Bolzano it might be quite useful to have a look at some websites before going there. Here is a list of useful links:
- VT Bolzano/Bozen pages
- wikitravel Bolzano/Bozen guide
- http://www.comune.bolzano.it (Italian and German)
Casa borghese in Piazza Municipio
Favorite thing: Il Municipio (the Town Hall), situated at beautiful Piazza Municipio, was designed in neo-Baroque style and erected in 1907.
The front facade of the building, and the one that is situated next to it, is nicely coloured with the ornaments. Too bad I didn't take the picture of it under the day light.
- Family Travel
The Bell -Tower of the Cathedral
Favorite thing: See the very impressive and attractive bell-tower disagned in a pure Gothic style. I would like to see the very same scene under the bright sunny day. Hope to have sunny day next time I'll visit Bolzano.
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: The Cathedral of Bolzano was dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and it is the most significant Gothic stayled cathedral in the area between Milan and Ulm.
It was built in the 14th and 15th centuries with an elegant apse, a steep tile roof. Fine doorways and reliefs adorn the exterior, and three aisled interior has frescoes of the 14th to the 16th centuries.
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: The Main Square of Bolzano nowadays is called Piazza Walther (von der Vogelweide), after German troubadour, however untill 1814 it was called Johannsplatz. The monument of Walther stands right in the middle of the square.
Fondest memory: The busy and very spacious Piazza Walther is the centre of the city.
- Family Travel
Unique Buildings in Bolzano
Fondest memory: The buildings and houses in Bolzano look very unique in that they don't really look Italian. They look more like Austrian or German style buildings. The colors, the windows, balconies make these buildings in Bolzano very unique. And therefore, it makes the city of Bolzano a unique Italian city also.
Take the cable tram up to the...
Favorite thing: Take the cable tram up to the Gruppo di Sella near the mountain, Marmolada. If you have time and are fit, you can also hike up! The Gruppo di Sella is encircled by mountain roads. So, if you're looking at a road atlas to find this place, look for a road that is a circle. That dot of a person in the pic is my brother standing on a ledge with some steep drop-offs on both sides... This is only a few minutes walk from the tram station.
- Hiking and Walking
lichinga's General Tip
Fondest memory: If there's an Alpine culture, well, I think Bolzano might be a good representative. The city has little to share with the average impression you may have from any Italian city: of course, Italy is made by several different aspects which may be quite far away one from the other, but Bolzano has something more. It is not just the fact of being a 'different' Italian city, but it seems it belongs to another universe, something partially suspended in the fading lights of the former Aubsburg Empire and something very well based on a reality of an autonomous mountain economy which exists and may be recognized.
Fondest memory: The things for sale in the shops in Bolzano aren't cheap but some of the kitchen equipment is of an extremely high standard. There seem to be lots of craftsman made knives. I bought a parmesan cheese grater - the grater bit sits on a wooden box, so after grating you can shake the cheese out. I use it several times a week and it still looks good. Cost about 30 Euro but worth every penny. Ours was from Schoenhuber Franchi.
AndreasK's General Tip
Fondest memory: On Saturday mornings I love my cup of coffee at the City Cafe (see picture) at Walther Square in Bolzano and enjoy reading my German and Italian newspapers (in northern Italy, quite a few newspapers are in German).
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