Thinking of the Trentino Alto Adige region, the first thing that comes to mind are the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers unique opportunities in every season, including the white peaks of the Latemar, the Sciliar, the Catinaccio, the Adamello-Brenta group and areas like the Fassa Valley, the Gardena Valley and the Fiemme Valley. Skiers are well aware of the fact that a holiday on the slopes of Trentino Alto Adige is a truly unique experience. However, even hikers and bikers would certainly not trade the itineraries offered by the region’s trails and natural parks for anything in the world. And there’s still so much to mention: Lake Garda, Trento’s and Rovereto’s museums, castles, the local wine production and much more.
Children’s activities in Trentino Alto Adige
The reconstruction of a village on stilts (that has nothing to do with those typically enjoyed by tourists, unless 4 thousand years ago rudimentary forms of entertainment were already in place) occupies a bank on Lake Ledro and houses a perfect museum to discover objects of a very ancient past.
A visit with Ötzi
In the heart of Bolzano, the Archaeological Museum has become the home of Ötzi, who lived more than 5,000 years ago and who, despite everything he’s been through, still looks quite good for his age. Around him, a great deal of interesting facts about his time and his way of life, in a distant past.
Adventures in nature
Who said that it takes smartphones and computers to have fun? Trentino Alto Adige is an anthology of adventure parks scattered through the many woods and forests, which become ideal places to experience walking suspended between the trees or adrenaline-filled crossings at great heights.
In the old farms
Seen from above, they seem like mushrooms sprouting across the immense pastures covering Trentino Alto Adige. In fact, they are farm huts (locally known as “malghe”), many of which still offer the possibility for visitors to immerse themselves into the day-to-day lives of those who work in the fields and in close contact with animals.
Snow, snow, and more snow…
When winter covers the slopes and the local rooftops with its immense white cloak, Trentino Alto Adige offers a myriad of opportunities for family fun in the snow. But we are not just talking about skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Experiences with dog sledding, snow biking and snowshoeing in the footsteps of the gnomes are just a small part of the opportunities sure to leave their mark on an unforgettable holiday.
The best things to eat in Trentino Alto Adige
A matter of Canederli…
There is no doubt that, among the many specialities that can be tasted in Trentino Alto Adige, the place of honour is occupied by the typical “Canederli” or “Knödel”, a filling and nourishing dish that evokes autumn and winter landscapes. With a history rooted in local farming traditions, the typical bread dumplings, made with speck and cheese and cooked in broth, are a true symbol of the region’s gastronomic culture.