Laives & Surroundings

LAIVES  is a perfect starting point for day trips to the Dolomites, to the spa town of Merano, to lakes Caldaro, Monticolo, Garda and much more. The town is 250 meters above sea level and is just 8 km from Bolzano center and 5 km from the fair.

Immersed in the landscape of vineyards and orchards of the Adige Valley, Laives offers several options for your holidays. Discover dream residences and churches, take part in the traditional evenings or lose yourself in a romantic wine cellar to taste some good wine. These are just some of the possibilities.

Obviously, our wonderful mountains await you, with their hikes ranging from simple excursions to climbing on the glaciers.


Laives-born Rudy Giovannini,
winner of the “Grand-Prix der Volksmusik” 2006

Bolzano’s city center and its colourful fruit and vegetable market


The city center of Bolzano with its typical archades and the colourful fruit and vegetable market, is the ideal place to go “shopping” in South Tyrol. The major attraction of the Museum of Archeology in Bolano is „Ötzi“, the iceman…

Public transport: Laives – Bolzano, every 12 minutes (7 km).

Transports in South Tyrol: Information for trains & busses

Value card

To use pubblic transport in South Tyrol you need to buy either a Mobilcard (listed below) or a simple value card. A value card is an universal and a reusable ticket, that gives you the possibility to save some money for regional and urban travels. You can find them to the value of 5, 10 and 25 Euro, and buy them directly on the bus or in authorised shops.

Attention: you can use value cards only on regional trains and not in the trains IC/EN of Trenitalia.

Validate the ticket

Mobilcards and value cards are ordinary tickets and have to be validated. Therefore, you will find yellow machines in every train station (near to the ticket office or the tracks). It is suitable to validate the ticket before you enter the train, because if you are caught with an unvalidated ticket, you will get a fine.

Mobilcard, Museumobil-card, Bikemobil-card