Bolzano, melting pot of two cultures and pulsating centre of South Tyrol. Bressanone, the medieval town and religious centre on the Isarco. My favourite place for buying Italian fashion. Beneath the romantic arcades there are rows of traditional buildings and charming boutiques selling diverse products. No large shopping centres with big chain stores, but small, owner-run shops. Here the best Loden, next door a leather goods shop, there a shoe shop - next to it toys and china. My bags full with my new favourite pieces I take a rest on Piazza Walther and Piazza Duomo. Dolce far niente - the art of doing nothing over an Aperol Spritz... I have earned it!