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Trento Trento Bolzano Bolzano

Trentino Alto Adige is separated from Veneto by the dramatic mountains at Italy's northernmost edge. Although the two areas are geographically united, from a gastronomic perspective, Trentino and Alto Adige are two distinct regions.

Trentino's cuisine is decidedly Venetian. Polenta is a staple, often accompanied by some of the region's overwhelming array of mushrooms. The harvest of wild mushrooms, in which the Dolomites are rich, includes porcini, chanterelles, chiodini, and a host of others. In the summer and autumn, Trento has a fabulous mushroom market, with hundreds of different varieties. Everyone in this region seems to be a mushroom expert. Even some members of the police are micologi (mushroom experts), who inspect mushrooms in the market to make sure they are safe to sell.

The northernmost part of the region, Alto Adige is marked by Austrian influences, including an emphasis on ham and the use of rye flour. Street signs are written in both German and Italian. The single traditional pasta dish is ravioli alla pusterese, in which the ravioli dough is made with rye flour, something unheard of elsewhere in Italy.

Trentino and Alto Adige's endless apple orchards--mostly Golden Delicious--produce more than 30 percent of Italy's apples. Because of the excellent apples and the Austrian influence on the region's cuisine, strudel is omnipresent here. a tavola - the cuisine of Trentino (return to food)

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Trento

 

Trento

TrentoTrento is situated on the south of Bolzano’s Province, in the geo-historical region called Trentino. Trento is mainly formed by mountains and valleys and it has amazing landscapes of rare beauty such as the Alps, called in this particular region Tridentine, and the “Dolomites” also known as “Monti Pallidi” (Pale Mountains), because of the unusual colour that they take at the sunset thanks to the reflection of the sun.

Between the Dolomites there are beautiful valleys like Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme and Val di Non, where you will find modern tourist villages built around lakes, woods and pastures. Trento is one of the most famous localities for the beauty of its landscapes and it is constantly covered by snow and it’s the favourite destination of ski lovers as it has the best equipped ski tracks with hundreds of kilometres of tracks; the most famous are: Madonna di Campiglio, Canazei and the Marmolada’s group. These localities are visited by tourists during the whole year because they offer opportunities for great holiday in the midst of the nature.

The southern area of Trento has a different landscape very fascinating as well, with a warmer climate, dense vegetation and the famous Lake Garda.Nature and landscapes aren’t the only beauty of Trento but also arts: the MART of Rovereto is the centre of many exhibitions of modern and contemporary arts and of many cultural initiatives. This land has a big cultural and artistic heritage which is visible in the architecture of its little villages, in the castles and in the many traditions like the typical Christmas Markets.

What to taste What to taste:

• The traditional food of Trento benefits from many different influences: polenta is originally from Veneto; goulash, canederli and a few other dishes are from Tyrol.
• Other traditional plates are eel, pasta with beans, macaroni pie, and oven cooked sausages, omelette with flour and milk. The area is also renowned for its many varieties of delicious apples, prunes, pears and grapes.
• Desserts include apple strudel and zelten (fruit cake).
• The local wines are Marzemino, Moscato, Merlot, Casteller and Teroldego.

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• The Tridentine Alps, like the Dolomites, have great tourist facilities, and places like Madonna di Campiglio, Presanella and Canzei offer the chance to practise all kind of winter sports: Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, walks with snowshoes, hiking, climbing and many excursions.
• Mount Bondone is ideal for walking and for excursions and it's only a few kilometres away from Trento; whereas Lake Garda is ideal for many kinds of water sports.
• The region of Trentino also offers opportunities for relaxing holidays thanks to its many thermal baths such as: Levico, Arco, Pejo and Torbole.

Places to visit Places to visit: Churches, Museums, Ruins, Piazzas, Fountains,

• The city is dominated by its imposing castle, the Castello del Buonconsiglio, surrounded by strong walls that are one of the greatest monuments in the region. The architecture of the city centre shows a strong Renaissance influence that you can see in the Piazza del Duomo with the 18th century Fountain of Neptune right in the middle, Palazzo Pretorio and the Cathedral of Saint Vigilio are the buildings where the famous Counter-Reformation Council took place.
• A must see are the stupendous Dolomites, the famous mountains declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the valleys between the mountains and the famous ski runs including Madonna di Campiglio. Here in the Dolomites you may see the "enrosadira", an unusual and amazing sight for which the mountains are famous, when they appear pink in the reflected light of the sunset.
• The Historical War Museum in memory of the town's sad involvement in the Great War, and the monumental Castel Dante War Memorial. Castel Beseno is another beauty of this area. overlooking the Val di Non from the top of a hill. On the banks of Lake Garda the village of Riva del Garda offers unusual landscapes, such as the breath taking Rocca (the fortress) which is reflected on the clear waters of the lake.  

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• Throughout the year there are many traditional festivals such as; "Feste vigiliane" in Trento comprising various events between 22nd and 26th June; the battle to conquer the Polenta; the Palio of the duck on the waters of the river Adige and the famous Christmas Market.  
• The summer is packed with events, and the many castles scattered throughout the territory become the settings for music, theatre and dance festivals.
• One of the most impressive traditional events is the Palio of Brenta in Brenta Valsugana on the last Saturday of August Then in the spring there is the Mountains Film Festival dedicated to the history and evolution of mountaineering.

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Bolzano

 

Bolzano

BolzanoBolzano is situated in the northern extremities of Italy at the border with Switzerland and Austria, and it’s part of the Alto-Adige’s region.

The eastern part of the territory includes the Dolomites mountains and the district of Val Gardena Alpe di Siusi. The Dolomites and their valleys offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy and a real paradise for ski lovers. 

The western side is also characterised by mountains: the Alps and the Mounts Cavedale and Ortles where you will find the National Park of Stelvio which is characterised by an alternation of woods of conifers, grasslands, lakes, valleys and a pathway to the Passage of Stelvio, one of the highest points in Europe.

The area of Bolzano is a typical border area where two cultures and languages live together: Italian and German; the landscapes are formed by nature at its purest state and little villages. Treasures of these lands include nature, arts, tradition and culinary specialities; the most representative places are: Merano with the thermal baths, Bressanone with its arts, and Tyrol.

What to taste What to taste:

• Typical dishes include: "knödel", ravioli alla pusterese, minestra di farinascottata, and polenta with venison. Tyrolean dishes are: canederli and Schlutzkrapfen (ravioli with spinach), venison goulash, carre of pork with sauerkraut, and also fish straight from the rivers and lakes. Another typical dish is the "speck" (smoked dried ham) of Alto Adige.
• Amongst the cakes are: Strudel, Kaiserschmarren, chocolate cakes, crème cakes, ricotta cakes, zelten" of Bolzano (a Christmas cake made or dried fruits and sultanas).
• The area is also well known for itsproduction of good wines such as: Lagrein, Santa Maddalena, Traminer, Red of Bressanone, Pinot and Cabernet.  

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• The province has many modern, fully equipped ski resorts with kilometres of pistes, from the Dolomites to Val Venosta including many well loved skiing and winter sports areas such as Val Senales and Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi; a real heaven for people who love skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating and snowshoe hiking. In addition, thanks to the glaciers of the Stelvio, you can ski in the summer as well. The whole area offers great possibilities for hiking and climbing as well as cycling and mountain biking, and various other types of excursions.
• Other options are shopping for art crafts and culinary products such as wines, in fact, the territory of Bolzano if full of wineries and vineyards where you can taste and buy delicious wines.
• For a relaxing holiday dedicated to well-being the thermal baths of Merano or the Cron4 centre in Riscone near Brunico are ideal. Typical events and festivals include: the Christmas Markets of Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone, Vipiteno, and Brunico where you will have the chance to find many handcrafted products. Finally, another interesting event is the International Exhibition of Floriculture "Meranfiore" in Merano.  

Places to visit Places to visit: Churches, Museums, Ruins, Piazzas, Fountains,

• Surrounded by mountains and built in a natural basin Bolzano is a charming city with a blend of German and Mediterranean traditions which are visible in its architecture.
• Amongst the most important monuments are the Cathedral with the gothic bell tower, considered one of the most beautiful monuments in the region. The nearby Piazza Walther is famous for the Christmas Market, with its characteristic wooden houses offering amazing decorations, local specialities, and many products from the local craftsmen.
• The Archaeological Museum of Alto-Adige is a must see, with its finds and documentation of the history of this area from its origins to the early Middle Ages; its main attraction is Otzi, over 5000 years old, this mummified body was found in the ice of the Similaun glacier near the border between Italy and Austria.
• Merano also deserves to be visited. Famous for its thermal baths and monuments like the Castello Principesco built in the fifteenth century; the sumptuous Trauttmansdorff Castle on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by colourful gardens with exotic Mediterranean plants. The castle is home to the Museum of Tourism, Touriseum, where you will have the chance to learn about the history of Tyrolean tourism.

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