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
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.
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.