Trentino is the Autonomous Province of Trento and covers the southern section of the region of Trentino Alto Adige. Its territory is extremely varied and comprises imposing, cold mountain peaks and wide plains with a mild climate. This is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Italy, not only for the variety and beauty of its natural environment, but also for its rich historical and cultural heritage.
Imposing mountain groups and peaks make this land a true paradise for all mountain lovers, who explore the territory to reach the most scenic viewpoints. The most important and famous mountains are: on the west the groups of Adamello, Ortles – Cevedale, Brenta Dolomites and Presanella; on the east the majestic Pale di San Martino and Marmolada, called the Queen of the Dolomites, the Sella Group, rising among the provinces of Trentino, Alto Adige and Bellunese, the charming groups of Catinaccio and Sassolungo, the Lagorai mountain range and Cima d’Asta.
Wonderful trails, vie ferrate, climbing routes and ski runs lead you through this wonderful territory.
Trentino isn’t just mountain peaks: there are rivers and streams, like Adige, Brenta and Sarca, and a high number of lakes. Among the most famous there are Molveno, Levico, Caldonazzo, and the northern section of Lake Garda, but worth a visit are also the many wonderful tarns hidden in the most breathtaking mountain sceneries. And then there are the waterfalls of Val Daone and Varone.
The precious animal and plant species of the Dolomites are protected here in a number of nature reserves: Parco Naturale Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino, Parco Naturale Adamello – Brenta and Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio.
Favorite destination mainly for sports enthusiasts, Trentino doesn’t lack cultural attractions. Many are in fact the castles and museums scattered on the province: the Buonconsiglio Castle with its museum in Trento, Beseno Castle, Rovereto Castle and the MART museum, only to name a few.
Trentino is an autonomous province since 1972, and its inhabitants speak mainly Italian, but there are also German speaking and Ladin speaking minorities.