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
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
The province of Bolzano is a wine-lover's paradise.
Here you may find miles of vineyards, which alternate with immense
Trentino-Alto Adige has become one of the more
popular holiday spots for Italians as it combines nature, hospitality,
reliable accommodations and affordable prices.