Bolzano

(redirected from Botzen)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Botzen: Bozen

Bolzano

(bōltsä`nō), Ger. Bozen (bō`tsən), city (1991 pop. 98,158), capital of Bolzano prov., in Trentino–Alto Adige, N Italy, on the Isarco River near its confluence with the Adige. It is the center of the German-speaking part of S Tyrol and is a tourist and health resort noted for its Alpine scenery and mild climate. Its position on the Brenner road has made it the chief commercial center of the area since the Middle Ages, when important fairs were held there. The city's manufactures today include plastics, aluminum products, vehicles, wooden articles, and woolen goods. Bolzano was part of the bishopric of Trent from the 11th cent. until the 16th cent., when it was ceded to the Hapsburgs. It then followed the fortunes of TyrolTyrol
, Ger. Tirol, region and province (1991 pop. 631,410), 4,882 sq mi (12,644 sq km), W Austria. Innsbruck is the capital. The southern section of the historic region are now in Italy.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and was awarded to Italy in 1919. The city was severely damaged in World War II. Noteworthy buildings include the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral (13th–16th cent.) and several houses of the 15th to 17th cent.

Bolzano

a city in NE Italy, in Trentino-Alto Adige: belonged to Austria until 1919. Pop.: 94 989 (2001)
References in periodicals archive ?
Wouter Botzen, Managing Exposure to Flooding in New York City, 2 NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE 377, 377 (2012); see also NRC CLIMATE REPORT, supra note 14, at 184-85.
Botzen and van den Bergh claim that economic efficiency will be improved when private insurance coverage against flood damage is extended: uncertainty for individuals concerning the compensation of damage is less when private insurance is available.
See Abel's Case 135/83 (1985) ECR 469, Industriebond FNV Case 179/83 (1985) ECR 511, Mikkelson Case 105/84, Botzen Case 189/83 (1985), Sophie Redmond Case 29/91 (1992), Rask Case 209/91(1992), and Case 392/92 (1994).