Located on the border with Austria and Switzerland, Trentino Alto Adige is, among the Italian regions, the best known for the beauty of its mountains. The territory extends from the Adamello-Brenta group and from the peaks of Ortles and Cevedale to the most enchanting mountains in Europe. The mountain scenery surrounds a variety of landscapes: majestic peaks, wide valleys, woods and lakes to which the Dolomites reserve an evocative play of lights and colors. Characteristic are the villages of this region whose soaring bell towers stand out among the thousand shades of an authentic and unspoiled nature.
Trentino Alto Adige offers to all nature lovers truly unique panoramas: wide valleys including the Val d'Adige, Val Venosa and Valle Aurina united by the characteristic of being crossed by waterways that make the landscape even more beautiful ; interesting is a visit to the many lakes in the region including Lake Misurina and Alleghe; lovers of history and art will find it exciting to make a stop in the characteristic cities of Trentino such as Trento, famous for having been the seat of the famous Council of Trento which started the Counter-Reformation. Furthermore, a visit to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, proclaimed in 2005 "the most beautiful garden in Italy", cannot be missed.
293 municipalities are distributed throughout the Trentino Alto Adige region. The regional capital is Trento.
according to legend, the name of this city derives from the Latin Tridentum, dictated by the three mountains (Bondone, Calisio, Marzola) or by the three hills (Sant'Agata, San Rocco, Verruca) that surround the city up to model the shape of a trident. Famous for having been the seat of the Council that initiated the Counter-Reformation, Trento became Habsburg rule until the end of the Great War, in which it was annexed to Italy. Established an autonomous region with a special statute, Trento, today it is home to universities and research institutes, where there is no shortage of cultural initiatives and shows. Trento, the bridge between Italy and Europe is a "frontier cultural tourist destination" in which traction and innovation are skilfully mixed.