Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy: travel guide and places to visit

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From Lake Garda to the south and then into the dolomites to the north, the range of scenery in Trentino-Alto Adige and the opportunities for exploring the countryside are the main attraction for visitors

Trentino-Alto Adige - a guide and places to visit

For a summary of the most popular sights in the region see also Trentino-Alto Adige places to visit.

The Trentino-Alto Adige region is the most northerly region of Italy, and includes much of the Dolomites, and continues north into the Alps

It is largely a region known for its outdoor pursuits and winter sporting activities, and also for it's summer lake activities - for example, part of Lake Garda (including Riva del Garda) falls in this region.

To the south of the region and in the pretty countryside of the Adige Valley you can discover the attractive town of Trento and its mountainous backdrop, and the castles of Rovereto and Castello di Avio (among many others, including Arco) - there are numerous castles in the region.

Merano, Italy with mountains behind

The area around Madonna di Campiglio is a popular region for exploring the countryside of southern Trentino and the Dolomites. Further east the picturesque towns of Cembra, Cavalese and San Martino di Castrozza, each also in lovely settings of meadows, streams and lakes, are also good bases for exploring these mountains.

Moving further into the dolomites are the towns of Bolzano, Ortisei and Canazei - each again with its own particular charm. Ortisei in particular offers convenient access to the fine mountain scenery.

Continuing north into the Alps, discover the towns of Brixen, Bruneck and Vipiteno with an architecture quite different to the southern parts of the region.

Passing towards the north-west of Trentino pass by Merano and onto the town of Malles Venosta - yet again a town in a lovely setting, preferably stopping at Glorenza (listed as a 'most beautiful village in Italy) en route.

Trentino highlights - a photo gallery

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  • bolzano-market
  • bolzano
  • dolomites-cliffs
  • dolomites-lake
  • lake-tovel
  • riva-del-garda
  • trento-casa-cazuffi-rella
  • val-di-funes

Most Beautiful Villages - Trentino-Alto Adige

The following Italian towns and villages in Trentino-Alto Adige are listed among the 'most beautiful villages in Italy': Canale / Chiusa / Glorenza / Rango / San Lorenzo in Banale / Vipiteno

Orange Flag Tourism towns in Trentino-Alto Adige

The following Italian towns and villages in Trentino are listed among the 'Orange flag towns in Italy' (a national tourist award): Ala, Caderzone, Molveno and Tenno.

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Map of Trentino-Alto Adige and places to visit

Places to visit near Trentino-Alto Adige

Arco

Arco

Arco is an attractive town and castle at the northern end of Lake Garda

Arco

Avio castle

Avio castle

Avio will be visited as part of a tour of the castles of the Adige Valley

Avio castle

Bolzano

Bolzano

The town of Bolzano is in the lovely dolomite scenery of north-east Italy

Bolzano

Brixen

Brixen

The medieval centre of Brixen and its attractive setting make Brixen a popular base for exploring

Brixen

Bruneck

Bruneck

Bruneck is an attractive market town with an interesting medieval centre

Bruneck

Canazei

Canazei

The popular ski resort of Canazei also makes a good base for exploring the dolomites in summer

Canazei

Dolomites

Dolomites

The dolomite mountains of the southern Alps offer unequalled scenery and outdoor sporting opportunities

Dolomites

Glorenza

Glorenza

The fortified village of Gloenza is a pretty destination with several interesting monuments

Glorenza

Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio

The ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio, in the Valle Rendena, is one of the largest in Italy

Madonna di Campiglio

Mals

Mals

The group of villages that comprise Mals, and the Abbey of Monte Maria, together make a very interesting destination

Mals

Merano

Merano

The town of Merano, well known as a spa treatment town, also has several churches of note to visit

Merano

Ortisei

Ortisei

Ortisei, a town in the Val Gardena, is a popular dolomite ski centre

Ortisei

Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda, at the northern end of Lake Garda, is one of the most visited resorts on the lake shores

Riva del Garda

Rovereto

Rovereto

Although the castle is the principle highlight in Rovereto you will also enjoy exploring the town centre

Rovereto

San Martino di Castrozza

San Martino di Castrozza

San Martino di Castrozza is one of the smaller mountain ski resorts in the dolomites

San Martino di Castrozza

Trento

Trento

The bustling town of Trento has a good number of palazzos and churches to admire during a visit

Trento

Vipiteno

Vipiteno

Although it is quite a small town, Vipiteno is very pretty and also surrounded by attractive countryside

Vipiteno

Val di Funes

Val di Funes

The Val di Funes is a beautiful area of meadows and forested hills overlooked by the dolomites

Val di Funes

Tiso

Tiso

Tiso is a very traditional small village in the west of the Val di Funes

Tiso

Castello del Buonconsiglio

Castello del Buonconsiglio

This castello combines medieval fortifications and 16th century luxury, with a museum

Castello del Buonconsiglio

Trento Cathedral

Trento Cathedral

The cathedral of Trento also has access to the ancient basilica that previously stood on the site

Trento Cathedral

Torbole

Torbole

Torbole resort and Nago medieval village are a windsurf centre in north-east Lake Garda

Torbole