Every Monday, the Bolzano Tourist Authority organises a guided tour of special historic buildings in Bolzano’s old town, such as the Mercantile Palace with its ceremonial hall and old cellars, the City Council Hall in the Town Hall, the Wedding Hall and the Council Chamber in the Old Town Hall, which today houses the City Archive. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of South Tyrolean autonomy, visitors also visit the Provincial Council Chamber. Pictured here are the participants of the guided tour in the Hall of Honour of Palazzo Menz, one of the most important patrician residences in Bolzano in the central Via della Mostra, 2nd A.D. The guide Oswald Stimpfl with the participants of the guided tour in front of the magnificent frescoes by the painter Karl Henrici from 1776 depicting scenes from a Venetian masked ball. The palace, once owned by Bolzano’s wealthiest merchant Georg Paul von Menz, was purchased in 2013 by Tyrolean investor René Benko, who arranged for its restoration and made this pictorial treasure accessible to the public.