Trentino Alto Adige
WHAT TO SEE
The Dolomites represent a real natural monument, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which offers an unforgettable experience to ski and winter sports enthusiasts. The region also holds art treasures not to be missed, monuments, and architecture that blends the Austrian-Gothic style with the Italian Renaissance. The discovery itinerary of the region begins in Trento, famous for hosting the Ecumenical Council, with its Lombard Romanesque-style cathedral and the Buonconsiglio Castle. The second stop is Bolzano, the "Gateway to the Dolomites", a city symbol of the union between Latin and German culture, as evidenced by its Gothic cathedral. Other important places are Rovereto with its museums, castles, the Hermitage of San Colombiano, the great "bell of peace" and the Mart, the new pole of modern art, and Riva del Garda, with the Palazzo Pretorio and the Rocca del XII century, with an austere and elegant appearance. There are also numerous sanctuaries, including the monastery of Montagnaga di Pinè and Madonna del Monte di Rovereto. The region's castles are full of charm, including Castel Tirolo, Castel Roncolo, Castel d'Appiano, and Castel Beseno, which offer a fairytale atmosphere with enchanting views.
WHAT TO DO
Against the backdrop of Europe’s most beautiful peaks, Trentino Alto Adige offers exciting and fun holidays to experience the mountains in all its aspects and all seasons.
The white scenery of the Dolomites is the ideal destination for lovers of skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, climbing, “snowshoeing,” and trekking at all levels.
The region is home to internationally renowned ski areas, including Madonna di Campiglio and Val Gardena. The famous resorts Selva di Val Gardena, Ortisei, and Santa Cristina, Val di Fassa with Canazei and Moena, the Marmolada group, San Martino di Castrozza. An enchanted kingdom connects countless tracks in a single circuit hundreds of kilometres long, surrounded by majestic mountains and fascinating landscapes.
Typical restaurants, clubs, and discos provide entertainment and worldliness in the evenings.
In summer, Trentino Alto Adige is the ideal place for walks and excursions in pristine environments such as the Stelvio National Park paths, among the woods of Val di Fassa or high-altitude lakes.
Trekking enthusiasts can explore the highest peaks following the Via Alpina’s magnificent stretch, equipped with trails and equipped shelters.
In the Alps’ heart, a particular path for its historical-naturalistic value is the Path of Peace, dedicated to the memory of the First World War.
Lake Garda, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, is ideal for many different activities: mountain biking, sailing, windsurfing, diving, and excursions to the surrounding hills.
Numerous food and wine tours lead to the famous Pinot Noir vineyards with sparkling wines and white wines or other areas to discover local specialities, including the beautiful chestnuts around Lake Varna.
The apple route in Val di Non reveals a unique spectacle of colours and smells: it is the kingdom of apples known worldwide, from golden delicious to rennet.
Various spas offer a holiday dedicated to wellness. Many hotels, including those at Terme di Levico or Merano, famous for their radon treatments and cosmetic treatments of all kinds, offer body-mind harmony.
A land rich in folklore, Trentino Alto Adige has a calendar full of events: from the characteristic Christmas markets of Bolzano and Merano to the feast of San Vigilio in Trento, to folklore festivals, to the countless festivals dedicated to wine, chestnuts, mushrooms, and to other delicious local products.
WHAT TO EAT
The traditional cuisine of Trentino Alto Adige is based on simple dishes, but rich in taste, made with the products of agriculture and local livestock.
The best known regional speciality is speck; delicious, among the cured meats, the Kaminwurz, a raw and smoked sausage of pork or venison; Trentino grana, mountain toma, and Casolet are the most typical cheeses.
The most famous of the first courses are Canederli and polenta, prepared with corn or buckwheat flour, seasoned with meat sauces, cheeses, or mushrooms.
Other typical first courses are barley soup, pasta and beans, mushroom soup, and above all the “brò brusà,” a simple and tasty soup.
As a second course, we can distinguish the rabbit with grappa, the goulash, the roe deer with polenta, the trout seasoned with various sauces, the “lucanica”, a pork sausage.
The queen of local gastronomy is the apple of the Val di Non, used to prepare the famous Strudel and fruit pies. The production of fine wines is remarkable, including Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot, Chardonnay, and the area’s excellent sparkling wines.
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