Perhaps many know it for the Christmas markets, and it will be so almost certainly because of the many offers of trips organized in the day that we read on each site under the Christmas period. Sterzing is much more than this, but let’s tell it from the beginning our itinerary in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
What to see in Sterzing in one day?
Me and my fiancé (that when we organize trips is also the photographer for the blog), we decided to take a few days off to not spend New Year 2019 at home. We like to explore the places both in the summer, but also in the winter. Any place in every season brings its magical atmosphere and Sterzing, located in the province of Bolzano in Trentino Alto Adige, is not far behind.
The day was cold, December 26, 2018, but we decided to want to go, encouraged not only by the information read on Tripadvisor, but also by the desire to see the much-mentioned Christmas markets. Departure from Milan, the first destination of our trip would have been Innsbruck, followed by Salzburg and then Munich. Being that the cold but sunny day promised good and traffic there was not so much, we decided to make a stop in Sterzing.
We arrived in the area around 12.30, the perfect time to have lunch with the typical products of the area. In fact it was so. We parked the car near the center and we decided to have lunch immediately and then enjoy the walk through the Christmas markets and the streets of the center.
We ate at the beautiful restaurant “Lillie”, I got the trio of dumplings and my boyfriend the spinach spatzle with cream of gorgonzola, I am not fond of this cheese I found them very good. As you can see from the image it must be beautiful to have lunch outside, maybe in spring and less cold days than winter ones.
Our mission was to discover and understand what to see in Sterzing in one day. The day continued with a walk through the streets of the center, towards twelve’s Tower, 46 meters high, it almost seems to touch the clouds as well as being the symbol of the city. Become a symbol not only for its height and beauty, but also because it is the door that connects the old city to the new one. Do you know why they call it that? Simply because the bells ring every day at 12.00.
Continuing towards twelve’s tower you get to the road and you can see the mountain more and more closely. To be honest the weather Sterzing had not consulted, but we would have liked to see a little ‘more snow. For those who love to take a romantic path and get lost in the streets of the village, a beautiful horse-drawn carriage will take you to discover a small magical city.
By now wandering around she had made a certain and we had to return to the car. You ask me if we saw Vipiteno’s Christmas markets? We have seen them, even if calling them Christmas markets in my opinion is a bit ‘oversized. In fact, for Christmas markets we mean about ten / fifteen stalls, honestly I would have expected something more.
As a lover of beauty and blogger, certainly I could not fail to photograph the details that I could like and take a picture of me too 🙂
For the moment I greet you and I will meet you at the next article where I will talk about my stay in Innsbruck. I hope you can be useful and have given you an idea of what to see in Sterzing in a day.
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