How to Arrive
BY CAR / COACH
1. HIGHWAY A22 BRENNERO (from Milan and Verona airport)
a. Take the Highway A22 “Brennero”
b. Exit at the tolls “BRESSANONE” and take the SS49 “Via Pusteria” (E66)
c. Continue on the SS49 “Via Pusteria” until the location of your accommodation
2. HIGHWAY A27 ALEMAGNA (from Venice airport)
a. Take the Highway A27 “Alemagna”
b. Continue until the last tolls “PONTE NELLE ALPI”, then exit and take the SS51 “Alemagna”
c. Continue on the SS51 “Alemagna” until the crossroads (in Dobbiaco) with the SS49 “Via Pusteria” (E66)
d. Continue on the SS49 “Via Pusteria” until the location of your accommodation
1. FROM LIENZ, E66
a. Arrive at Lienz (Austria) Lienz (Austria)
b. Take the E-road E66 towards Italy
c. After the border, continue on the SS49 “Via Pusteria” until the location of your accommodation
2. FROM INNSBRUCK, E/45
a. Ankunft in Innsbruck (Österreich)
b. Take the E-road E45 towards Italy
c. After the border, continue on the Highway A22 “Brennero”
d. Exit at the tolls “BRESSANONE” and take the SS49 “Via Pusteria” (E66)
e. Continue on the SS49 “Via Pusteria” until the location of your accommodation
to. Arrive at the train station of FORTEZZA-FRANZENSFESTE , located at the beginning of Val Pusteria, 11 km north of Bressanone
b. from FORTEZZA-FRANZENSFESTE take the local Val Pusteria train (leaves every 30 minutes). The train crosses the entire valley to San Candido , stopping at almost all the main locations of the Festival.
Here is the list of the nearest airports and their distance from the Val Pusteria:
Bolzano (100 km)
Treviso S. Angelo (150 km)
Venice Marco Polo (180 km)
Verona Villafranca (250 km)
Milan Linate and Malpensa (380 km)
Innsbruck (130 km)
Munich (290 km)
HERE IS A TIP IF YOU TRAVEL BY AIRPLANE
As you have seen, you have a lot of possibilities to arrive in Val Pusteria; in fact you can choose among various airports and several air companies, whose offers vary almost monthly. Just for that, and above all in order to have the whole updated information about availability, schedule and prices, we advise you to contact your Travel Agency; they will definitely be able to help you in choosing the flight that best suits your needs!
TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVELLING IN THE VALLEY
One of the main features of the Alta Pusteria Festival is that it doesn’t take place in a single city, but in twelve towns located in the central area of the Val Pusteria between Chienes (Italy) and Sillian (Austria). The distance between these two towns is about 50 Km and the average travelling time is 50 minutes.
So, it usually happens that the choir has its accommodation in a town and some of its performances in another town. Also, at the moment of your registration you can’t know either the town of your accommodation or the schedule of your performances, as they are communicated at the end of May.
Then, it would be better for each participant choir to have its own bus!
That’s useful not only to reach the concert venues, but also to move around the valley in the spare time.
If you arrive by air, you can rent a bus on the spot according to the number of people of your group: if you are more than 40 sure you need a bus, if you are 20/25 people probably the rent of a shuttle (or a couple of shuttles) is better. Moreover, you can choose between to rent a bus/shuttle for all the period of stay or just for the single transfers to the locations of the events.