May 11, 2018
A discreet hideaway inside the historic art nouveau Parkhotel Laurin in Bolzano (Bozen), Italy, Laurin Bar epitomizes the romance you would expect to experience in an Italian hotel cocktail bar. The Parkhotel Laurin is more than just a hotel, it is a landmark. Located just steps from the train station, yet still surrounded by lush greenspace in the form of a large city park, the peaceful and serene atmosphere finds its way to Laurin Bar. The bar is almost as cherished as the hotel itself, as residents of Bolzano and visitors alike have flocked to the Laurin Bar for over a century. The effortlessly elegant atmosphere full of plush antique furniture, famous murals, and large roaring fireplace, combine to create a slice of “La Dolce Vita” at the foothills of the Alps. Some locals are even known to call on the Laurin Bar several times a day – in the morning for their wake-up cappuccino, post work for an apertif with friends, and later on for an evening cocktail. Visitors have also become enchanted with this bar, with many remarking it was the highlight of their time in the Northern Italian town. When the weather warms up in the spring and summer, The Laurin Bar’s sister summer lounge beckons for poolside cocktails and a tanned version of the Italian good life.