Trentino Alto Adige
Trentino Alto Adige is an autonomous region in the north of Italy bordered by Austria to the north, by Switzerland to the northwest, by Lombardy to the west and southwest, and by Veneto to the south-west. It is made up by the two autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
The region is a main tourist attraction for a number of different reasons: the wonderful natural environment, the host of sports opportunities, and the historical and cultural attractions, making this the ideal tourist destination in summer and winter for a holiday full of sports, nature, wellness, culture and gourmet cuisine. The territory is for the great part mountainous, with many peaks rising above the 1000 meters among lush green valleys and crystal clear lakes and tarns.
Among the most relevant mountain groups and peaks we find Catinaccio, Brenta Dolomites, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Marmolada and Sella, a paradise for hikers and mountain lovers, who here can explore the wonderful territory following the countless trails, vie ferrate and climbing routes, and of course for skiers, who can enjoy the snow on the slopes of famous and modern ski centers included in the largest interlinked ski network in the world, Dolomiti Superski, and in the Ortler Ski Arena.
The best-known lakes of the region, an important natural resource and perfect destinations for all water sports lovers, are Levico, Caldaro, Braies, and the northern section of Lake Garda.
Another important feature of this region, from the environmental point of view, is the number of nature reserves created to protect the plant and animal species of the Dolomites. Among the main protected areas we count Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, Parco Naturale Adamello – Brenta, and Parco Naturale Fanes – Sennes – Braies.
Trentino Alto Adige has a deep cultural identity and features some of the most imposing strongholds and interesting museums of Italy, like Buonconsiglio Castle with its museum, Tirolo Castle and the MART museum of Rovereto.
The several spa towns scattered on the province invite visitors to a relaxing and healthy break in a wonderful setting. The most famous centers are Merano, Peio, Comano Terme and Levico Terme.
The region became autonomous in 1972. Here, three different linguistic groups coexist: Italian, German and Ladin, making for a blending of cultures that result in some interesting and original traditions, to experience during the many events organized on the territory, including the food and wine events, the perfect chance to have a taste of the delicious local specialties.