Practical Information


Bolzano-Bozen is a renowned tourist destination and offers a variety of different accommodation options. Please find below a list of hotels in Bolzano-Bozen and the surroundings, where a contingent for participants of the 38th Annual IATUL Conference 2017 has been booked. If you choose to book a room in any of these hotels it is very important to let them know that you are a participant at the IATUL Conference.

Hotels in Bolzano-Bozen:

Parkhotel Laurin ****

Hotel Figl ***S

Hotel Greif ****

Stadt Hotel Città ***

Hotel Feichter **

Hotel Scala Stiegl ****

Kolpinghaus ** - opposite the University

Four Points by Sheraton **** - located in the industrial zone of Bolzano-Bozen, 15 minutes by bus or by train to/from the University

Tourist Information Office Bolzano-Bozen

Please click on the image below to get advanced directions in Google Maps.

Hotel in Laives-Leifers

approx. 30 minutes by bus to/from the University

Hotel Ideal Park ***S

Hotels in Renon-Ritten/Soprabolzano-Oberbozen

12 minutes by cable car to/from Bolzano-Bozen until 10.45 pm and 15-minute-walk from/to the University

Parkhotel Holzner ****S

Hotel Latemar ***

Tourist Information Office Renon-Ritten

How to get to Bozen/Bolzano by plane

The provincial capital Bozen/Bolzano can be reached easily by airway. Within range of a four hours’ drive there are many international airports which are all well connected with the centre of Bozen/Bolzano by train, bus or different transfer companies.

Intercontinental arrival

If you are coming from outside Europe, it is the best way if you choose the airport of Rome-Fiumicino to land to. By travelling on the high-speed-train “Frecciargento” you reach the centre of Bozen-Bolzano within 4h 29min. Airport and rail station in Rome are connected with each other by a short railway line.

Arrival from Europe

You have many possibilities to reach Bozen/Bolzano within Europe. The fastest way is it to head for the airports of Innsbruck or Verona. Because of their accessibility also the airports of Munich and Venice can be recommended.

Innsbruck airport is situated about a 1,5 hours’ drive in the north of Bozen/Bolzano and it can be reached easily by bus, train or shuttle bus.

Verona airport is situated about a 2 hours’ drive in the south of Bozen/Bolzano and it can be reached easily by train or shuttle bus.

Munich airport is situated about a 3,5 hours’ drive in the north of Bozen/Bolzano and it can be reached easily by shuttle bus.

Venice airport is situated about a 3,5 hours’ drive in the southeast of Bozen/Bolzano and it can be reached easily by train.

Onward journey by Bus, train and shuttle services

Every airport offers different possibilities for the onward journey to Bozen/Bolzano. The easiest is the usage of shuttlebuses which pick you up at the terminal and bring you then to the centre of Bolzen/Bolzano. Train or coach operators usually are budget-friendlier.

Train in Italy, Austria and Germany

Coach operators (long distance): Flixbus/Fernbus, Hellö

Shuttle services: SüdtirolBus, BusGroup

Other airports:

Frankfurt Airport (for intercontinental arrival)

Treviso airport

Bergamo airport (used preferably by low-budget airlines)

Milan Malpensa airport

Milan Linate airport

About Bolzano-Bozen:

With approx. 100,000 inhabitants, Bolzano-Bozen is the capital of the province of South Tyrol in Northern Italy. The rich and varied history of the city and the whole region of South Tyrol is reflected in the daily social and cultural life of its population, where Mediterranean flair mixes with alpine charm. South Tyrol’s official languages are Italian, German and Ladin and the combination of these different cultural backgrounds create a whirlwind of energetic life. Surrounded by mountains the town is a renowned tourist destination and offers a wide range of cultural, sportive and leisure activities.

About the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen:

Founded in 1997, the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen is a relatively young institution, but it has a strong international outlook. What makes unibz stand out among all universities in Italy and in Europe is the multilingualism of its courses and research. The three official languages – Italian, German and English – are used during classes, meetings, conferences and in all events. The university has five faculties: Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design. 35% of the academic staff and 17% of the students come from abroad to study, teach and do research in these fields.