Brunico is located in Northern Italy, in the trilingual and tricultural province of South Tyrol, where Italian traditions mix with Austrian architecture and traditional Ladino gastronomy, all of it against a dramatic scenery provided by the Dolomites. With the town lying at the bottom of the breathtaking Puster Valley, the place is ideal for winter sports just as well as summer sports.
Kronplatz, one of the most excellent ski centres of the area, is located just above Brunico and it is also an ideal place for some wonderful hikes all over the Dolomites. With cable cars taking visitors up to the starting points, the awe-inspiring views for which South Tyrol is so famous are not only the privilege of the fittest mountaineers, but these mountains are ideal for shorter walks and visits to some lakes and natural wonders as well.
The town of Brunico is also known as a market town and is internationally renowned for its markets and festivals. The Stegener Market, held at the end of October and offering traditional clothes, souvenirs, food, and livestock, attracts thousands of visitors each year and is the biggest market of the whole of Tyrol. The traditional Christmas Market -- one of the oldest Christmas markets in South Tyrol -- during the month of December, with its tiny stands selling the famous "Glühwine" as well as handmade gift offers a beautiful way to prepare for the festivities of the season.
For those more interested in the remains of the past, the town has plenty to offer as well. The old town has a charming traffic-free zone full of quaint little shops, cozy cafes, Medieval archways, and frescoes, with the road leading up to the nicely restored bishop's palace called Brunico Castle. On the way it is worth paying a visit to the Santa Maria Assunta church as well with its adjoining cemetery. A Brunico hostel is a great place from which to base yourself during a visit to this area -- you are certain to be right in the middle of all the action.
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