Panoramic view from the San Genesio path over the city of Bolzano on a summer afternoon.In a summer music concert a trumpeter is lying on his stomach on the edge of a platform above the water and playing his trumpet.An open-air wine-tasting event in which many visitors are intent on tasting wines from various South Tyrolean wine cellars. Band of five young people playing various wind instruments on the Bolzano meadow on a summer afternoon.


Bolzano in summer is a succession of music and dance events

Bolzano has gained a special place in the European music world, thanks to international events such as the Jazz festival, Bolzano Danza and the Bolzano Festival Bozen. It is from here that the summer tours of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester start - unique opportunities for young pianists taking their first steps towards a world-class career.

During the summer, the Bolzano Tourist Board offers a variety of special offers for those coming to the city for the Jazzfestival, Bolzano Danza and the Bolzano Festival Bozen. In order to fully satisfy the needs of guests, from the end of June until September, the holiday offers include reduced price tickets for concerts, shows and various events organised during the special occasions.

Südtirol Jazzfestival South Tyrol

The Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2021 will take place from 25th June to 4th July 2021 and in terms of programme will make up for what the pandemic prevented in 2020. Following the Danube river and its cultural transitions, the festival will explore musical scenes that do not swim with the current, but rather against the current and away from the mainstream. Musical variety is guaranteed: the great river runs through ten countries, the basin of its Alpine, Pannonian and Balkan tributaries stretching from Germany, Tyrol and Switzerland to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and as far as the southern border of Poland and Ukraine.

With this focus, the festival continues its voyages of exploration across Europe. In past years, musicians from Great Britain, Italy, France, Austria, the Nordic countries and the Benelux countries as well as Spain and Portugal have performed in South Tyrol. Thus the Südtirol Jazzfestival South Tyrol with its unusual locations has positioned itself as a showcase for fresh and stylistically borderless music.

It starts on 25 June - save the date! www.suedtiroljazzfestival.com

Bolzano Dance

Bolzano Danza is one of the highlights of the city's cultural summer. From 16th to 31st July 2021, the city will present itself as a great artistic showcase with an international scope. Leading authors from the world scene, national companies and special projects have enabled the festival to become an important reference point in the European dance scene over the years. Thanks to its characteristic combination of performances on the one hand and training courses on the other, the festival is attended by professionals and enthusiasts of all dance styles, who thus have an "excuse" to come to Bolzano in the middle of summer. In addition to the programme of performances, there are workshops for children, who are offered special packages ranging from creative dance to flamenco and hip hop. There are also meetings with artists, long dance nights, courses for experts or lessons in classical, modern or Latin jazz dance.


Bolzano Festival Bozen

Every summer Bolzano becomes the capital of classical music, thanks to the Bolzano Festival Bozen.

The entire city center is the setting for the most important summer music events:

  • the concerts of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra;
  • Antiqua, the Ancient Music Festival;
  • the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition and its Festival;
  • the master classes of the Gustav Mahler Academy;
  • And numerous others...

Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition

To date, the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition is unquestionably one of the longest-running and most influential events on the international music scene and aims to create and develop a true platform for masters and young people to meet.

In 2019, the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition presents the finals in August and the Festival programme - which takes place every two years in the year of the pre-selections. A platform for renowned pianists and new talents to meet, new concert formats, workshops open to the public, film screenings and co-production projects with other cultural institutions.



Music genres ranging from classical music, jazz, contemporary popular music and international ethnic music; the sounds range from the bluesy sound of guitars, the delicate harmonies of the zither, the ringing notes of the trumpet to a cappella choirs. What counts is the freshness and originality of the music offered by innovative artists and groups. All in the magical and atmospheric setting of Castel Roncolo. www.klangfeste.org

Calici di stelle, to enjoy local wine at its best

Every year in August, Bolzano invites you to spend a pleasant evening discovering the city's typical wines. Via dei Portici is transformed into an atmospheric wine-tasting path, along which citizens and guests can taste the precious nectar from the various wine cellars.


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