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Piazza della Vittoria
Vacation Travel Guide

In this square, surrounded by the charming city of Bolanzo and the Dolomites, see the controversial Victory Monument commissioned by Benito Mussolini.

Today, Piazza della Vittoria is peaceful and picturesque. In the 1920s, however, it was a very visible example of fascism’s growing influence in South Tyrol. When the Allies won World War I, Italy annexed the region from Austria. When you visit the square, learn about this tumultuous time in Bolzano’s history.

The Victory Monument is the contentious centerpiece of Piazza della Vittoria. Dictator Benito Mussolini commissioned the monument in 1926, ostensibly to celebrate the Italian victory in World War I but also to cement Fascist Italy’s domain over Bolzano. The monument, built in the stark manner that characterized fascist architecture, has been an object of controversy ever since.

Note the Latin phrase etched on the main façade, which translates to: “Here at the border of the fatherland set down the banner. From this point on we educated the others with language, law and culture.” The German-speaking majority of South Tyrol saw the inscription, which refers to Roman imperial history, as a direct threat to their heritage and rights.

Following multiple attempts to deface and even destroy the Victory Monument, many argued that the monument should be demolished. The government ultimately decided to keep it standing, along with a permanent exhibit that addresses the dark chapter of history surrounding it. Learn more through videos and documents in "BZ '18–'45: One Monument, One City, Two Dictatorships." Find the exhibit in Piazza della Vittoria adjacent to the Victory Monument.

If you need to digest the historic significance of Piazza della Vittoria, or simply want to enjoy the views of the craggy Dolomites on the horizon, head across the street to Petrarca Park. Take a stroll along the Talfer River or relax in the park’s expansive lawns.

Most of downtown Bolzano is within easy walking distance of Piazza della Vittoria. Find the city’s South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, which is famous for being the home of the mummified Ötzi the Iceman, just across the Talfer River.

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Pepper Lounge & Suite
Pepper Lounge & Suite
Piazza Domenicani 4, Bolzano, Alto Adige
The price is $120 per night from Apr 2 to Apr 3

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Ortler Ski Arena and Piazza Walther. City Gallery and Dominican Church are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Sehr zentral gelegen. Sauber. Komplett eingerichtet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

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Iceman Rooms
Iceman Rooms
Museumstraße 35, Bolzano
The price is $48 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Old Town, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Ortler Ski Arena and Piazza Walther. Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige and Piazza delle Erbe ...

3.1/5 (192 reviews)

"Staff made me feel like I was worthless because I selected the least expensive room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

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Parkhotel Laurin
Parkhotel Laurin
4 out of 5
Via Laurin, 4, Bolzano, BZ
The price is $232 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

This family-friendly Bolzano hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Piazza Walther and Cathedral of Bolzano. City Gallery and Free University ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (785 reviews)

"Grand old building. Central location very near to the train station. Very friendly and helpful staff. Super breakfast. Great bar. Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Parkhotel Laurin
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Pepper Lounge & Suite
Pepper Lounge & Suite
Piazza Domenicani 4, Bolzano, Alto Adige
The price is $120 per night from Apr 2 to Apr 3
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Iceman Rooms
Iceman Rooms
Museumstraße 35, Bolzano
The price is $48 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
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Parkhotel Laurin
4 out of 5
Via Laurin, 4, Bolzano, BZ
The price is $232 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
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Parkhotel Luna Mondschein Bozen
Parkhotel Luna Mondschein Bozen
4 out of 5
Via Piave 15, Bolzano, BZ
The price is $152 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
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Stiegl Scala Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Brennero 11, Bolzano, BZ
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Hotel Post Gries
Hotel Post Gries
3 out of 5
Corso Liberta 117, Bolzano, BZ
The price is $110 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Life Room Bolzano Bozen
Life Room Bolzano Bozen
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Mary's Rooms
Mary's Rooms
Via Andreas Hofer 4, Bolzano
The price is $45 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
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Hotel Figl
Hotel Figl
3 out of 5
Kornplatz 9, Bolzano, Südtirol
The price is $144 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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