Trentino-Alto Adige

Italy
Moena showing street scenes

Explore this mountainous northern region, which offers thrilling winter sports and peaceful hiking trails and castles that tower over the valleys below.

Trentino-Alto Adige is an enchanting Italian region with romantic-looking castles, steep mountain peaks and relaxing spa towns. Austria and Switzerland border Trentino-Alto Adige to the north, making it a grand entrance to the rest of Italy. Race down the slopes at an alpine ski resort, go trekking along remote nature trails and enjoy the social scene in mountain villages.

Explore the Dolomites, a scenic mountain range with snow-capped peaks, dense woods and streams that cut through the landscape. Ski or snowboard your way through winter resorts such as Madonna di Campiglio and Selva Val Gardena. After days on the slopes, head into the villages in the evening for classic Italian cuisine and late-night cocktails.

In the warmer months, enjoy miles of hiking trails in Stelvio National Park. Wander through the historic Sentiero della Pace (Path of Peace), which follows important sites of the front line in World War I. Look for Golden Delicious apples growing along the Apple Trail in the Val di Non.

Castles in stunning settings provide impressive views across the region. Go to Beseno Castle, an imposing fortress that towers over the Adige Valley, and enjoy cultural reenactments and interactive activities suitable for the entire family. Other must-visit castles include Tirolo, Roncolo and Appiano.

Trentino-Alto Adige’s towns are packed with art and history. Visit Trento to see Buonconsiglio Castle and a beautiful Romanesque cathedral. Meander through the narrow streets of Bolzano, where pastel-colored terraced houses overlook the Piazza del Municipio. War history is a popular subject in Roverto. The topic is especially well-covered in the War History Museum and at Dante Castle’s Military Memorial.

For a scenic arrival, travel by train to either Trento or Rovereto. The region is a 1- to 2-hour drive or shuttle bus from surrounding airports. Once in Trentino, continue driving on the well-maintained roads or make use of local buses and trains.

Come and see why Trentino-Alto Adige is a popular skiing and hiking destination for travelers looking to be enchanted by Northern Italy’s stunning landscapes.

Popular cities in Trentino-Alto Adige

Bolzano which includes mountains, landscape views and heritage architecture
Bolzano
Known for Historical, Museums and Festivals
Stare into the eyes of Europe’s oldest preserved corpse, view the Alps up close and tour well-preserved medieval buildings in this Italian city of Austrian ancestry.

Reasons to visit

  • Piazza Walther
  • Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige
  • Cathedral of Bolzano
Trento showing a square or plaza, heritage architecture and a city
Trento
Known for Historical, Walking and Museums
Famed for its art and architecture, this bike-friendly medieval city sits nestled amid a valley of vineyards and surrounded by soaring Dolomite peaks.

Reasons to visit

  • Piazza Duomo
  • Castello del Buonconsiglio
  • Trento Cathedral
Selva di Val Gardena showing street scenes
Selva di Val Gardena
Known for Cross-country skiing, Spas and Mountains
Ski the snowy Dolomite Mountains in the winter and hike along green country paths in the summer at this village in Italy’s South Tyrol.

Reasons to visit

  • Sella Pass
  • Ciampino-Sella Ski Area
Canazei featuring snow, mountains and landscape views
Canazei
Known for Cross-country skiing, Spas and Hiking
Discover an enthralling combination of mountain sports, food festivals and Ladin traditions at this resort town in northern Italy’s Dolomites.

Reasons to visit

  • Lake Fedaia
Castelrotto
Castelrotto
Known for Mountains, Spas and Cross-country skiing
Explore relaxing Castelrotto: its skiing, adventures, hiking, and more!
Corvara in Badia showing mountains, snow and snow shoeing
Corvara in Badia
Known for Cross-country skiing, Hiking and Mountains
Naturally stunning and culturally unique, this village lies in a majestic valley and attracts the most serious skiers to its slopes.