If you’re a mountain lover, you will find yourself in paradise when you visit Trentino-Alto Adige. Its mountains are up to 3000 metres / 9800 feet high, and beautifiul hotels and cabins are cozily nested on their slopes.
The climate is typical for a mountain zone: Winters are very cold and summers are cool. Due to temperature inversion, less sunny valleys are often colder than higher areas.
The Dolomites rule the region: they are stunning and admirable, with many mountain groups and massifs worth visiting. My favorites are:
Le Pale di San Martino
Hidden among the mountains there are beautiful valleys with lush nature, such as:
La Val di Fiemme
La Val di Fassa
La Valle dei Mocheni
No wonder Trentino-Alto Adige hosts many natural parks and reserves. If you enjoy hiking in pristine nature, make sure to visit:
Il Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta
Il Parco Naturale di Paneveggio
Il Parco Naturale dello Stelvio
A part of the famous Lago di Garda belongs to Trentino-Alto Adige, but there are other mountain lakes to explore and admire:
Lago di Carezza
Lago di Tovel
On your hikes and day trips, it’s easy to come across medieval castles. Many of them are well-preserved and open to public. Visiting them gives you a perfect opportunity to understand the history and culture of the region, as there are guided tours and museums in most of them.
Il Castello di Treno
Il Castel Drena
Il Castello di Toblino
The main cities of Trentino-Alto Adige are Trento and Bolzano.
Trento has a deep catholic tradition. It’s situated on the banks of the Adige, surrounded by mountains.
Bolzano lies at the foot of the Renon plateau. It’s one of the most important industrial and commercial center of the region, and it’s worth visiting for its peculiar mixture of Italian and Teutonic (Germanic) architecture.
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