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Trentino Review

Trentino Review is a travel guide to the Trentino Alto-Adige/South Tyrol region in Northern Italy.

The region is one of immense beauty where nature prevails with some dramatic Alpine scenery. Some of Italy’s best and most famous Ski Resorts such as Madonna di Campiglio and Canazei are full of life during the winter months as skiers come to enjoy the excellent facilities, but also a hive of activity during the summer when the resorts act as great bases for hiking and cycling trips.

​Aside from the ski resorts, there are dozens of Scenic Towns in the region; either resting next to a sparkling lake, or set high in the mountains, usually displaying the typical, colourful architecture which is unique to the region. The lakeside towns of Riva del Garda and Molveno are just two of the prettiest but don’t miss other pretty towns such as Glorenza or Arco either.

​Trentino’s two biggest cities are Trento and Bolzano with their medieval centres and market-places while the owns of BressanoneBrunicoMerano and Rovereto are a must for any serious itinerary of the region.

One of the most sparkling features of Trentino Alto-Adige is its array of beautiful mountain lakes. I’ve featured 22 of the region’s best lakes on this site; each one magnificent in its own way.

Quite different from most Italian regions, Trentino Alto-Adige’s culture is shared between its Italian but also its Austrian roots; something that’s reflected not only in the delicious food on offer, but also by the language that you hear and see written on shops where often German is used instead of Italian. 

Written exclusively in English, the website is designed to be a useful resource for visitors to the region by providing ideas for places to see. I hope you enjoy the photos on the website and if you’d like to keep up to date with the wider world of Italy Review, just “like”  the Facebook page via the link above.

Trentino  in – focus

Sitting on the banks of the River Adige, Trento is the capital of both the Region of Trentino Alto-Adige/South Tyrol and of the autonomous Trento Province. As with much of the Trentino region,
Trento itself has a very Austrian feel to it and wasn’t officially a part of Italy until 1919, shortly after the end of World War One.

As you walk around the city centre the Austrian influence is very much in evidence, not only in terms of the architecture but also the food and language. The indisputable centre of the city is Piazza Duomoan historic square where many of the buildings are – 
Trento

​ – decorated with ornate frescoes in a variety of colours. ​The centrepiece of the piazza is a beautiful fountain called Fontana del Nettuno (“Fountain of Neptune”), while the main focus is the medieval Trento Cathedral which took almost 300 years to build before its completion in the 16th century. Another major landmark in Piazza Duomo is the crenellated Torre Civica clock tower while a short walk away from the centre takes you to the most famous visitor attraction in Trento, Buonconsiglio Castle. Originally built in the 13th century, the castle is in fact an amalgam of various buildings, the main one being Castelvecchio (Old Castle) which was later added to by the Renaissance period Palazzo Magno.

With its location right in the heart of the Trentino Alto-Adige/South Tyrol region, Trento is handily-positioned for a number of day-trips to a variety of places. The ski resort of Andalo is just 35 kilometres away while just a few minutes more will bring you to the lakeside town of Molveno where you can enjoy summer sunshine and swim in the crystalline waters of Lake Molveno. Heading south from Trento you’ll find further summer playgrounds in Arco and Riva del Garda, one of the most glamorous resorts on Lake Garda

​Trento’s closest airport is Verona’s Valerio Catullo Airport while the city is well served by road and rail links. The city centre is fairly small and there’s no real need to take public transport although buses are available and there’s even a cable-car that will take you up to the ski slopes and wonderful views of Monte Bondone.

THINGS  TO  SEE  IN  ​Trentino  ALTO-ADIGE

I’ve divided this section up into different categories in order to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. So for example you can browse the lists of Major Cities, Scenic Towns or Ski Resorts.

Trentino  Hotels

To help you with your accommodation search I’ve included a Booking.com search engine where you can select from thousands of Trentino Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Self Catering options.