Bolzano is a city where the coexistence of the different languages and cultures of the Alpine region creates a unique atmosphere. Long-standing traditions combine with openness to new international approaches. This is evidenced by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano where students are taught in three languages – German, Italian and English. The city’s administration and private sector enterprises operate in a bilingual environment. All translation and interpretation services offered in Bolzano are characterized by a high quality standard not only for Italian and German, but also other major European languages.
The city offers a great variety of cultural initiatives, including most notably Neues Stadttheater presenting theater performances in German and Italian and the Auditorium Joseph Haydn whose eponymous orchestra enjoys international renown. The Music Conservatory, among the most active ones in northern Italy, annually organizes one of the most prestigious international piano competitions commemorating the pianist F. Busoni. Bolzano also has a museum of modern art, a science museum and an archaeological museum that presents the world famous glacier mummy Ötzi.
Bolzano is a perfect venue not only because of its favorable geographic and cultural location but also because of the high standard of living in the city.