Trentino Alto Adige Map
Getting Around the Trentino-Alto Adige Region
The Trentino-Alto Adige region is Italy's northernmost region. It's mountainous and has lots of rivers and lakes to explore. To the north of Trentino-Alto Adige is Austria. A small section of Switzerland abuts the northwest corner. To the east is the the Veneto region, and to the west is Lombardy and the Lakes region. Autostrada A22 runs from the Brenner pass to the north and continues south to Verona and beyond.
Our Trentino-Alto Adige Map shows the most interesting towns to visit in the region.
Trentino Alto Adige Map © 2006 by James Martin, Europe for Visitors
Provinces of the Trentino Alto Adige Region
The Trentino-Alto Adige region is broken into two provinces, the southern province of Trentino is mostly Italian speaking, the northern province of the Alto Adige is called Südtirol or the South Tyrol, and the inhabitants speak mostly German. The South Tyrol was part of Austria-Hungary before being annexed by Italy in 1919. Both provinces are bordered by mountains.
Food and Wine of the Trentino - Alto Adige
In the Trentino-Alto Adige, you'll find dumplings, canederli, as well as meat filled ravioli. The cuisine is a cross between Italian and German. Speck, a smoked ham, comes from Alto-Adige. Beef, pork, hare, and venison frequent the menu as does trout. Apples and mushrooms play a large part in the cuisine, too. DOC wines are produced in the hills including Pinot, Riesling, and Traminer whites and Cabernet and Merlot reds.
Trento, on the train line between Italy and Munich, is the capital of the province. Trento has a 14th century Duomo, a castle, some handsome 15th-16th century buildings, the 11th century Torre Civica (tower), and a 13th century palazzo.
Rovereto is often overlooked by tourists but is a nice place to visit. Rovereto's streets are lined with old palaces and stately buildings. There is a war (and peace) museum in town, too.
Madonna di Campiglio is one of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites with many miles of ski slopes of all levels, but it's also popular for its summer residences. There are lots of lodging options here.
Riva del Garda is on the northern tip of Lago di Garda which protrudes a little into the Trentino region. Riva is a popular summer resort, especially for Austrians and Germans.
Bolzano or Bozen is the capital city of the province and is on the train line from Italy to Munich. Bolzano had a good medieval center and Gothic Duomo. Castel Roncolo has some good medieval frescoes.
Bressanone or Brixen has a good medieval center with porticoed walkways, fine buildings, and a river. Bressanone has a heavy German influence and many people still speak German rather than Italian.
Merano or Meran has been a popular spa and resort town for a couple hundred years because of its mild climate. The medieval town is on the right bank of the river Passirio. There's a 15th century castle and walkways along the river and in the nearby hills.