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South Tyrol’s Jazz Festival of Culture

South Tyrol’s Jazz Festival of music, mountains and culture - also known as the Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige – takes place every year from the end of June, for nine days. This year, be sure to bookmark June 30 – July 9, 2023 in your cool culture kid diaries.

A bastion of jazz festivals worldwide, South Tyrol’s music and culture event of the year is ground-breaking in its breath-taking musical backdrop of the Alpine Dolomites, set against a landscape that borders the cultures and scenic beauty of ItalyAustria and Switzerland.

Originating in the romantic city of Bolzano and now extending out across the whole of the South Tyrol region, this jazz festival sets the scenery as the stage, and the jazz as a part of the landscape.

From contemporary jazz legends like Reiner Baas - the contemporary face of jazz’s open and changing culture (who alongside performances will also kick off the whole festival with his ground-breaking ‘jazz opera’) – to guitar workshops, jazz & wine tasting sessions and marching bands.

Over 150 musicians will take part in South Tyrol’s jazz festival – spanning 90 concerts across 50 different venues – this is a scenic culture hotspot of the Alps if ever there was one – somewhere to really sink into, eyes, ears et al.

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Discover South Tyrol with our 21 fabulous hotels - From its perch in northern Italy, South Tyrol, or Alto Adige as it is also known, is a jewel of ancient cultures set in the mighty crown of the Alps. Nestled among the Dolomite mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site) a marriage of languages and cultures comes together in the area’s healing spa towns, medieval hamlets, fairytale castles, wine trails and foodie destinations.

Known primarily for skiing, South Tyrol is also a year-round home to hiking, mountain biking and strolling through the botanical gardens at the base of its snow-capped mountains. At the end of the day, cap it all off with a signature hay bath or a dip in the healing thermal waters. This hidden Alpine part of Italy is well worth travelling to.

This is the South Tyrol where Austria snugs up to Italy. 


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