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A beautiful place to visit: Vipiteno Sterzing Tyrol Italy

Looking at photos of the beautiful city of Vipiteno, Sterzing in the South of Tyrol, Italy you might think they are photoshopped, but they’re not.  It is really that beautiful.  The main street featuring the city emblem – the Torre delle Dodici, is simply beautiful and a famous tourist attraction.

Vipiteno Travel Destination

Vipiteno is known for its architecture, beautiful surroundings, and ski resorts in the nearby mountains.

The architecture – Beautiful buildings with pretty bays, gables, colorful facades, and baskets with flowers, all add to the beauty of this special travel destination


Città Nuova/NeustadtThis is the road to stroll along when you want to enjoy the beauty, take fabulous photos, enjoy a coffee, and/or shop for that special souvenir.

Reasons to visit Vipiteno


You simply cannot miss the striking 46m (151 foot) high granite clock tower:  The Torre delle Dodici.

The Zwölferturm / Torre delle Dodici / or “Zwoelver Turm” is a famous tourist attraction and landmark in Sterzing, Italy.

When visiting, do stop and listen to the beautiful midday chimes.
It is situated at:
Città Nuova, 1, 39049 Vipiteno BZ, Italy
Best reasons to visit Vipiteno

International airport

The closest airport to Vipiteno is Innsbruck Airport (INN).

Travel time by car from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno is about 1 hour (57,5 km) via A13 and E45.

Magical Holiday in Vipiteno
Places to see and Things to do in Vipiteno
  • Visit the city theatre for a special performance or visit the museums.
  • At the Ski School & Sports Rent – Outdoor Center, located in the Rosskopf valley station in Sterzing, you can rent e-bikes and mountain bikes to have some fun.
  • Summer time:  Outdoor activities like paragliding (great views), mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, golf, and/or tennis.
  • Winter time:  The Rosskopf ski area – Monte Cavallo skiing area is great fun.  You can enjoy some skiing in the mountain of Vipiteno or go on a 9.6 km toboggan run.
  • Visit Balneum Water World
  • If you love adventure, do the Skytrek high ropes course or go river rafting.
Special Events to attend in Vipiteno
  • Festival of the Lantern
  • The Christmas Market
Christmas in Vipiteno

Tourist office Vipiteno,  Email:

Nostra Signora della Palude, is a beautiful Catholic church in Sterzing, Italy.

How many days?

How much time do you need?

Many people say this is an easy one-day trip, but if you love to take in the culture and natural beauty of a travel destination, spend a day or more.  Overnight and enjoy the beautiful scenery just outside of the city.  Booking on the ski slopes or coming for the Christmas festivities?  Then you definitely have to stay longer…

Why should you visit Vipiteno Sterzing?

It is all about the charm of this travel destination.  For many world travelers, this is one of the places they’ll put on the ‘Most beautiful places to visit in Italy‘- list.  It is a place where you take your time.  Where you can both explore the beautiful countryside and shopping streets or be adventurous and go down ski slopes or up mountain paths.  But no matter how you look at it, it is definitely worth a visit.


Where to stay in Vipiteno, Sterzing Italy

Accommodation near Monte Cavallo

Should you wish to be close to the ski lift, here are a few great accommodation options.

Accommodation near the Torre delle Dodici

Where to stay

3 Minute walk

9 Minute walk

14 Minute walk

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