The Guncina promenade is one of the attractions of the Gries district. In the 19th century Gries was known as a health resort and attracted the aristocracy and educated bourgeoisie from all over Europe. The Guncina promenade dedicated to the Archduke Heinrich of Hapsburg, now one of Bolzano’s most valuable parks, dates back to that time.
From the Old Gries parish church the promenade runs in many double bends on the slopes towards San Genesio up to the Castel Guncina. You can return by the same route or descend via the Rio Fago promenade with its spectacular waterfall. The circular walk takes 1.5 hours and enthrals with its Mediterranean vegetation and its stunning views of the city, the Dolomites and the surrounding areas Oltradige and Bassa Atesina. Worth seeing:
the Old parish church in Gries
, the views of Bolzano, the Dolomites, the surrounding areas Oltradige and Bassa Atesina, as well as the Mediterranean vegetation.