-Bolzano (Bozen)- It's the capital of Alto Adige, city influenced by Germanic culture, with typically German architecture. Bolzano is situated in a major grape growing area boasting excellent red wines.
Among the major sights in Bolzano: Gothic Cathedral erected in 1184 and rebuilt in the 14th Century, Walther Square, South Tyrol Archeological Museum storing the mummy of Ötzi the Iceman -- natural mummy of a man from about 3300 BC found in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps, and the castles of Mareccio, Roncolo and Firmiano.
-Trento- Capital and main center of Trentino. Among the Trento's major sights: Piazza Duomo -- heart of the city, the Gothic cathedral (12th-13th cent.), Palazzo Pretorio (12th cent.) with its bell tower ( 13th c.), Buonconsiglio Castle, Venetian-Renaissance style residences with frescoed facades , the church of San Pietro (12th cent.), San Lorenzo (12th cent.) and Santa Maria Maggiore (16th cent.).
-Meran (Merano)- Situated inside a basin, surrounded by high mountains, Meran is best known for its spa resorts and for the excellent wines, both white and red, produced in the zone. Among the major sights Meran offers, notable is Trauttmansdorff Castle.