Trentino-South Tyrol

The appeal of tradition, the power of nature

In each of its corners the Trentino-Alto Adige region offers its visitors a reason to stay and visit, a warm welcome and total hospitality. The region is synonymous with yearlong tourism: whether it is bathed in the summer sun or surrounded by a blanket of snow, the opportunities to relax and have fun are numerous.

In the Trento region alone there are more than one thousand kilometres of ski slopes for nordic or alpine skiing and snow-boarding: Bondone, Alpe di Luisia, Val di Fiemme Val Rendena and Val di Fassa are some of its best-known localities; in addition there are ice and curling rinks, ice stadiums and falls to climb such as Val Daone, considered the ideal destination for climbers. In addition there are: hikes under the stars, paragliding in the Val di Fassa in Canazei, sled dog courses at Madonna di Campiglio and the possibility to visit numerous castles and museums, such as the now famous Mart di Rovereto, for culture lovers.

The Süd Tyrol is made up of mountains and a tantalizing succession of some of Europe’s greenest valleys where you can spend relaxing holidays, go for long walks, attempt challenging climbs or ski.

In winter, skiing is undoubtedly the most popular sport, due to the modern ski-lifts and slopes suitable for all levels: Val Gardena, Marmolada and Val Badia are known worldwide for their beauty. In spring, you can admire the extensive blossoming of apple trees, whilst in autumn the valley is striking for its range of colours. Finally, summer is the ideal season for those who enjoy taking long walks and hikes so as to admire the region’s mountains in all their beauty.

The Alto Adige is also paradise for pony trekking, during which you can rediscover the sensation of being free: the Renon plateau, the Alpe di Siusi, and the wild woods of San Vigilio di Marebbe and of Collepietro are just a few examples of places to visit on horseback.

In addition, there are also over two hundred castles that are testament to the history of this “country amongst the mountains” and an integral part of Bolzano and province.

The entire region is also known for its characteristic Christmas markets in Trento, Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone and Brunico: these markets originate from popular traditions and offer the best local craftwork and cuisine.

(© Associazione Turistica Lana e dintorni, www.lana.info)

Lana

Situated between 250 and 1.910 metres above sea level, Lana is situated in the centre of the oldest and most extensive fruit growing region in Alto Adige, but the town is also immersed in the colours and smells of an alpine landscape. Ideal holiday destination for families, Lana offers several possibilities for cultural and sporting activities.

Il Duomo di Bolzano (www.thomasmarban.com)

BOLZANO, A TOWN WITH TWO FACES

The heart of Central Europe atmosphere. Bolzano and its province offer a warm welcome and attract lots of tourists from all over the world.

Il duomo di Trento (www.unitn.it)

TRENTO, A MULTI-COLOURED CITY

The magic of the Trentino regional capital and its province. Ever since Roman times, Trento has always stood out for its art, history and variety of tourist attractions.