Trentino Alto Adige: where variety becomes magnificence
Trentino, South Tyrol, Alto Adige… its wide range of languages, landscapes, architecture, artistic forms and experiences to be enjoyed makes it one of the regions dearest to Italian and foreign tourists.
From the shores of Lake Garda, to the highest peak in the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area offers, both in winter and summer, a host of opportunities for a completely unique tourism experience in the Italian panorama.
Christmas in Trentino: surround yourself with inspiring emotions
But it is perhaps the Christmas period that offers the most picturesque of experiences in this area, home to some of the most popular ski resorts, located in charming villages waiting to be discovered, amidst Italy’s most famous Christmas markets and absolutely unique enogastronomic products.
To enjoy Trentino Alto Adige at its best, we recommend:
• Christmas Markets: Christmas would not be the same without these classic markets with gastronomy and local crafts. Here’s where to find the 5 largest and most popular markets in the area: Trento, Bolzano, Merano, Siror (Trentino’s oldest market) and Brixen.
• Ski resorts: the area attracts not only skiers, but also snowboarders, snowshoers, and snow enthusiasts. The 5 places that we recommend in this regard are: Madonna di Campiglio, Andalo, San Martino di Val di Castrozza, Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme.
• Picturesque towns and villages: summer or winter, there are absolutely picturesque and evocative towns such as Bruneck (the gem of Val Pusteria), the rural village of Rango, the splendid medieval village of Canale di Tenno, Glurns (the oldest village in Tyrol) and the art village of Mezzano di Primiero.
• Enogastronomic products: you need only take a hike to the Trentino alpine huts to enjoy a typical local menu: antipasto with Speck Alto Adige I.G.P. ham, a trio of dumplings (with cheese, speck and mushrooms) for a first course, second course with Storo polenta accompanied by Puzzone di Moena DOP cheese and, for dessert, apple strudel Trentino style.
• Arte Sella: we close with a taste of culture, a centuries-old forest that is a true open-air natural museum, where creativity and nature mingle and coexist, becoming a contemporary work of art. Stones, leaves, branches, trunks, and earth are the raw materials that over 300 international artists, since 1986, have used to create works that transform as the surrounding nature changes.