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Trentino-Alto Adige

 
 
Overview

An extremely mountainous region with a rich network of rivers and lakes, Trentino-Alto Adige covers a large part of Dolomites and the Southern Alps. The River Adige divides the chains of mountains in to two. There are various alpine valleys such as the Valsugana and the Vallarsa to name a few and the region also hosts three natural parks, namely: Adamello-Brenta, Paneveggio-Pale of S. Martino and Stelvio.

The agricultural produce of the fertile valleys of Trentino-South Tyrol include fruit, dairy products, wine, and timber, while its industries include paper, chemical and metal production. The region is also a large exporter of hydroelectric power, and one of its important sources of revenue is tourism.

The region offers alpine meadows and spectacular waterfalls. Winter skiing has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike with popular ski resorts especially in the Val Gardena area. The spring and fall seasons offer interesting hikes with well-marked trails along an extensive network, usually offering stops in remote mountain hamlets where dumplings are surprisingly more popular than spaghetti!

The areas impeccable medieval Tyrolean towns with perfectly preserved castles and hillside Gothic chapels are very popular with tourists. Visit the lush valley of Merano, also well known as the city of flowers. This ski resort is considered as one of the prettiest and remarkable towns of the region offering clean air, friendly locals, hearty food and wine. Its rococo streets are free of cars with lawns brimming with colourful Mediterranean flowers and trees

The province of Bolzano is a wine-lover's paradise. Here you may find miles of vineyards, which alternate with immense flowering orchards.

Trentino-Alto Adige has become one of the more popular holiday spots for Italians as it combines nature, hospitality, reliable accommodations and affordable prices.




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