Bolzano stad i Italien med operahus
Bolzano är den största staden och huvudort i den autonoma italienska provinsen Bolzano, som kallas Sydtyrolen på tyska, i regionen Trentino-Alto Adige.
The city is the seat of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where lectures and seminars are held in English, German and Italian. The city is also home to the Italian Army’s Alpini High Command (COMALP) and some of its combat and support units. It is one of five mainly Italian-speaking municipalities in the Germanic province of South Tyrol.
In a 2010 quality-of-life survey by the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, B was ranked first among 107 Italian cities on the survey’s list. In the 2011 edition of the survey, B was ranked number two and came after the top-ranked Bologna. In the 2012 edition, B regained the top place as the city with the Best Quality of Life in Italy.
Along with other Alpine towns in South Tyrol, B engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention. The Convention aims to promote and achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Consequently, B was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2009.