The autonomous province of Bolzano is found in one of the northernmost Italian regions, Trentino-Alto Adige. These are very particular areas, as traditions and customs often resemble those of countries like Germany, rather than the typical Mediterranean culture. The northern borders of the province touch Austria and Switzerland and an overwhelming amount of citizens in the province of Bolzano have German, rather than Italian, as their mother tongue. The province is very beautiful geographically, as it is surrounded by the Dolomites and the Alps; indeed, the entire area is a favorite for tourists who love outdoor activities, both in the winter and the summer. Besides the capital city itself, also called Bolzano, no trip to this province is complete without a stop in the small villages high up in the Dolomitic peaks. Head to Corvara in Badia, for example, for breathtaking views and an encounter with the fascinating Ladin culture. If you find yourself in Trentino-Alto Adige for a weekend, Bolzano should be on your list of things to see.