What to see in Trentino Alto Adige, useful information regarding the geography of this region of Italy characterized by beautiful landscapes and places worthy of attention.
Autonomous region with special status of northern Italy, Trentino Alto Adige borders Austria, Switzerland, Lombardy and Veneto.
Its provinces are Trento and Bolzano.
It is made up of two regions, Trentino which occupies the southern part of the territory and takes its name from the capital Trento, and Alto Adige, located in the northern part, which coincides with the basin of the upper course of the Adige river, whose name German is Südtirol (South Tyrol), as until 1918 this region belonged to the Austrian territory of Tyrol.
South Tyrol corresponds to the autonomous province of Bolzano, while Trentino corresponds to the autonomous province of Trento.
The Trentino-Alto Adige region occupies an almost entirely mountainous territory, between the central and eastern Alps, Lake Garda and the Venetian pre-Alps.
To the north is the Alpine chain of the Atesine Alps, made up of the Ötztal and Aurine Alps, to the south the southern Rhaetian Alps, including the Adamello, Ortles-Cevedale and the Brenta group, to the east the Dolomites.
Trentino is part of the Venetian Prealps, formed by the northern sectors of Monte Baldo, Monti Lessini, Piccole Dolomiti and Pasubio.
The bordering geographical areas are Veneto in the south-east, the province of Salzburg in Austria in the north, Lombardy in the south-west and the Swiss canton of Grisons in the north-west.
In the northern part of this region, the one near the border with Austria, there are the Atesine Alps, while in the western part there are the Ortles-Cevedale, Adamello-Presanella and Brenta Dolomites groups.
The western section of the Dolomites is included in Trentino Alto Adige with the Sesto Dolomites, the Puez Group, the Odle, the Sciliar, the Sassolungo, the Catinaccio, the Marmolada, the Sella Group, the Latemar and the Pale di San Martino.Recommended readings
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The mountainous reliefs of the southern section instead reach the Prealps.
The various alpine sections that cover the whole region are the western Rhaetian Alps including the Val Müstair Alps, the eastern Rhaetian Alps, which include the Ötztal Alps, the Stubai Alps and the Sarntal Alps, the Western Tauern Alps, including the Alps of the Zillertal, Hohe Tauern and Puster Alps, the southern Rhaetian Alps, with the Ortles Alps, the Val di Non Alps, the Adamello and Presanella Alps and the Brenta Dolomites, the Brescian and Gardesane pre-Alps, the Dolomites divided into the Sesto, Braies, d'Ampezzo, Brenta, Gardena, Fassa, Feltre, Pale di San Martino and Fiemme Dolomites.
Trentino-Alto Adige comprises several rivers, the largest being the Adige, with its tributaries Passirio and Isarco.
There are also various alpine lakes including Lake Anterselva, Braies, Caldaro, Dobbiaco, Caldonazzo, Carezza, Cei, Landro, Ledro, Levico, Molveno, Resia and Tovel.
The most important national park is that of the Stelvio.
The Trentino-Alto Adige region offers many opportunities for a holiday, both for its beautiful natural landscapes and for its interesting cultural itineraries.
The magnificent and well-equipped Dolomites can be admired in all their splendor in summer through excursions along the numerous paths, or, in winter on the ski slopes, practicing winter sports.
The picturesque mountain resorts, the many castles, museums and cities such as Bolzano and Trento, are very beautiful and interesting destinations for a quality holiday.
Speaking of holidays in Trentino Alto Adige, you immediately think of the mountains with all that is naturally part of this natural environment, a mixture of rest, hiking and mountain biking, healthy air free of pollution.
It is not just any mountains but the Dolomites, mountain groups of rare beauty and unique in their singular majesty that is the backdrop to extremely suggestive landscapes everywhere.
Just think, for example, of the Dolomite environments of the Marmolada, the Lagorai chain, the Pale di San Martino, the Sella, Scilar, Sassolungo, Odle, Puez, Catinaccio-Latemar and Tre Cime di Lavaredo groups.
Val Venosta is the main valley of South Tyrol and further valleys branch off from it including Val Badia, Val Gardena and Val Pusteria where Lake Dobbiaco is included.
By choosing a mountain holiday in the Dolomites you choose an area full of natural beauty that awaits the tourist in every season of the year, with an abundance of hotel facilities, ski lifts on the ski slopes and various types of services to make your stay even more enjoyable.
The presence of several protected natural parks, including the Stelvio National Park, the Adamello-Brenta Regional Park, the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Regional Park, the Sesto Dolomites Park and the enchanted Sciliar Park, shows that nature in Trentino it is still largely unspoiled.