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Getting There

By Train -- Bressanone lies on the same north-south rail line as Bolzano and Verona, making connections between those cities extremely easy, with more than 18 trains a day from Bolzano (25-35 min.). From Trent, trains run almost hourly (1-1 1/4 hr.).

By Bus -- STI buses (tel. 0472-801-075 or 800-846-047; www.sii.bz.it) leave from the front of the train station and connect Bressanone and Bolzano (1 hr.) and outlying villages, including several daily (half-hourly in ski season) to Sant'Andrea, a good base for hiking and skiing (20 min.). Service is augmented by a ski bus that is free for pass holders. There are also two daily buses to Cortina, with a change at Dobbiaco (about 2 3/4 hr.).

By Car -- Bressanone is about a half-hour drive north of Bolzano on A22. It's easy to get around Bressanone by foot -- the town is compact, and many of its streets are closed to cars. If you arrive by car, you will probably use the large parking lot south of the city on Via Dante (you will pass it as you drive into the city from the autostrada); the center is 5 minutes away up the Via Roma. From the train station, follow Viale Stazione for about 10 minutes to the center.

Visitor Information

The tourist office, at the centro storico end of Via Stazione leading from the train station at no. 9 (tel. 0472-836-401; fax 0472-836-067; www.brixen.org), is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm and 2:30 to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 12:30pm. The provincial website, www.provinz.bz.it, has a section with tourism links.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.