Holidays in Trentino Alto Adige: where to stay and go in summer and winter

Are you planning to visit Trentino-Alto Adige and you want some advice on where to go on vacation and where to stay? This guide will be extremely useful for you to know what the most important places and tourist destinations of the region, so that you can better plan your trip and vacation.

Trentino-Alto Adige is the second Italian region for number of tourist presences, with well over 50 million visitors a year. The territory is made up of magnificent valleys and splendid mountains, which are home to rivers, lakes and characteristic villages, a perfect environment for a holiday in contact with nature or for the lovers of beautiful landscapes.

Being located in the heart of the Alps, is also the undisputed destination of lovers of skiing and winter sports. But Trentino-Alto Adige is not just a winter destination, any time of the year it can be a good time to spend pleasant holidays in these valleys surrounded by a unique and suggestive landscape.

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There are gorgeous and renowned spa resorts, characteristic villages and hamlets where to taste the delicious regional dishes and the many typical products of the area, or relax in the many holiday resort located on the banks of his lakes or have fun in the many famous ones ski resorts nature and its landscape they are splendid at any time of the year.

Trentino-Alto Adige is made up of two autonomous provinces, That of Trento and Bolzano, different from the historical-cultural point of view. The first province includes the territory of Trentino, while the second theAlto Adige o Sud Tirol. So let's see for the two territories which are the most interesting tourist areas and destinations, and the recommended places to stay.

Where to go on holiday in Trentino 

Trentino is a mountainous province, with rivers, streams, lakes and hills of extreme beauty, divided in two by the Adige river. The territory is also home to spectacular forests, suggestive glaciers and beneficial thermal waters. A tourist destination for all ages and preferences.

La nature is one of the most characteristic aspects of the area, which boasts well three natural parks: the Adamello Brenta Natural Park, the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Natural Park and part of the Stelvio National Park. These protected areas preserve typically alpine flora and fauna species, including the brown bear.

The main places to visit and where to stay are the capital of Trento, and the cities of Rovereto, Riva del Garda, Madonna di Campiglio, Arco, Canazei and Levico Terme, Andalo, Folgaria and Pozza di Fassa

Holiday resort in Trentino


Trento is the capital of the region and one city ​​rich in history, with origins from pre-Roman times. We highly recommend visit the historic center of the city: piazza del Duomo, adorned with the fountain of Neptune, and surrounded by buildings of singular beauty; the Cathedral of San Vigilio and the Palazzo del Pretorio.

Others important places to visit they are the Castello del Buonconsiglio, residence of the bishops of the city and made up of several buildings from different eras, or the Galleries of Piedicastello or the Diocesan Museum of Tridentino, the two most important museums in the city.

Trento is agreat area to stay both for the vast and wide hotel offer, with many hotels, bed and breakfasts and tourist apartments, and for the central position, very convenient for reaching the main towns and tourist areas of Trentino.

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Rovereto is an important one tourist and cultural center of Trentino. The locality hosts one of the largest contemporary art museums in Italy, the Mart. Thanks to the presence of the "Bell of Peace" it has been considered the "City of Peace and Sport" for many years.

The locality is therefore located at the entrance to the region many times it is the first stop of a tour in Trentino-Alto Adige. And the second largest city in Trentino and has a good and varied hotel offer.

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Thermal baths in Trentino

In the Trentino area there are over ten spas, but the most important both for their position and for what they offer are Levico Terme and Pozza di Fassa. Both locations also have a good accommodation offer.

Levico Terme

Levico Terme is a spa town in Valsugana, the Brenta valley. It is a destination mainly for seniors and families with small children. It is also a well-known holiday resort appreciated for its lake, where you can carry out numerous activities such as cycling and hiking in the surrounding hills.

For tourists in addition to the various spa treatments, about 50 are available restaurants where you can taste the best of Trentino cuisine and a decent hotel offer: 30 hotels 50 tourist apartments e 10 bed and breakfast.

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Pozza di Fassa

Pozza di Fassa is one both summer and winter tourist resort. During the summer the locality, in the heart of the Dolomites, is perfect for practicing many outdoor activities. In winter, in addition to being able to enjoy swimming pools, saunas and spas, the resort also becomes one renowned ski resort. The Monte Bufaure cable car is a ski lift that serves numerous slopes that descend to the village.

It is primarily a holiday resort for families with children and people of all ages arriving for Relax e welfare, and to take advantage of its beneficial sulphurous thermal waters. The hotel offer is good, with many hotels and tourist apartments.

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Holidays at the lake in Trentino

Its approx three hundred bodies of water, of various sizes and at different altitudes, they are jewels set between valleys, mountains and plateaus.

Lake Garda (northern part)

This area is perfect for those looking for pleasant and relaxing holidays to the lake, with both equipped and free beaches where you can relax, enjoy the sun and swim in the middle of summer. It is a very interesting area also for fans of watersports such as canoeing, windsurfing and sailing.

Along the shores of the lake there are two pleasant holiday resorts, Riva del Garda e bow, which are also excellent spas. The 2 locations are highly sought after by cyclists, excursions e campers. The area is also very popular with lovers of nature and good food.

The hotel offer is very wide both in Arco and especially in Riva del Garda, where we find accommodation of all kinds and various economic bands. The preferred accommodations for families with children are tourist apartments and holiday homes, while couples prefer hotels and bed and breakfasts more.

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Another very interesting place is Nago-Torbole, the result of the union of two small villages, one on the shores of Lake Garda, the other a few kilometers in the interior. The area offers the opportunity to practice various sports activities, including windsurfing and sailing.

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Levico and Caldonazzo lakes

They are two lakes located a few kilometers away, in the beautiful and touristic area of Valsugana. The area boasts beautiful spa towns and numerous internationally renowned tourist centers.

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In the area there are various and important ones spa towns as: Levico Terme, Vetriolo Terme e Sant'Orsola Terme. Other interesting ones holiday resort I'm: Caldonazzo, Pergine Valsugana e Baselga di Piné.

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Lake Ledro

For those looking for a quieter and less crowded lake holiday, a good choice can be Lake Ledro, one among the most beautiful and cleanest of Trentino. This lake offers the opportunity to practice various watersports such as sailing, canoeing, fishing and windsurfing, as well as being able to do pleasant swims, during the summer, when it reaches 24 ° C.

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Lake Molveno

After the Caldonazzo lake, it is the second lake by extension located entirely in Trentino-Alto Adige. It reaches a depth of 123 meters and is considered the most beautiful lake in Italy. For the quality of the water, the beach, the services and the safety, it was awarded several times by TCI and by Legambiente.

The main and best place to stay is molveno, also awarded for the quality of hospitality and tourist services. Here you will find various tourist apartments ed hotels where to spend pleasant holidays.

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Holidays in the mountains in Trentino

Where to ski in Trentino 

Le best areas and places to ski in Trentino they are Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, Monte Bondone, Madonna di Campiglio and Canazei.

  • Skiarea Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta (Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida and Marilleva) - 160 km of slopes and 60 ski lifts
  • Adamello Ski Consortium (Tonale Pass-Presena Glacier and Temù-Ponte di Legno) - 100 km of slopes and 28 ski lifts
  • Folgaria / Fiorentini ski area - 75 km of slopes and 22 ski lifts
  • Passo San Pellegrino / Falcade - 70 km of slopes and 15 ski lifts
  • San Martino di Castrozza - 60 km of slopes and 21 ski lifts
  • Belvedere-Col Rodella ski area (Campitello di Fassa-Col Rodella, Campitello di Fassa-Passo Sella, Canazei-Belvedere and Canazei-Passo Pordoi) - 55 km of slopes and 36 ski lifts
  • Carezza Ski - 40 km of slopes and 13 ski lifts
  • Paganella - Andalo - 40 km of slopes and 14 ski lifts

Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio is one of the most important ski resorts of the region and one of the most fashionable in Italy. The city is very characteristic and offers the opportunity to play numerous outdoor activities, many of which are sports.

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The locality has both one summer and winter seasons, when thousands of skiers come to have fun on its beautiful slopes. The area offers over 300 accommodation facilities, with many hotels and tourist apartments. A nearby place to stay is Pinzolo.


The locality is situated in Val di Fassa and surrounded by the mountains of the Dolomites. Canazei is one renowned ski resort, above it is located the Belvedere ski area, which is part of the Dolomiti Super-Ski area.

During the summer months Canazei offers various opportunities outdoor activities such as climbing, trekking and mountain biking. The locality offers almost 200 accommodation facilities, with many hotels and tourist apartments.

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The proximity to several important ski areas has made Andalo one of the most important ski resorts of Trentino, as well as being a good place to start wonderful excursions in the magnificent surrounding nature.

One of the most famous ski areas in the area is that of Paganella, which also hosts major ski competitions. For nature lovers, the area around the city is very beautiful small lake of Andalo. The resort has more than 100 accommodation facilities.

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Tourist areas in Trentino

Val di Sole

Val di Sole is the valley with the widest tourist offer. The name given to the valley is given to be the sunniest area of the entire region. During the winter season the most popular destinations are the ski resorts of Passo Tonale, Pejo and Folgarida-Marilleva, while during the summer season the Stelvio National Park and Adamello Brenta are the most popular destinations.

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Val di Non

The Val di Non is one of the most characteristic and historical areas of Trentino, as well as being the largest valley in the region. Many of its lands are used for the cultivation of orchards, including the famous apples. Its main center is cles, close to Lake of Santa Giustina. The area is also very interesting for the presence of many castles e lakes.

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Val di Fiemme

The area owes its notoriety to the ski resorts of Cermis, Pampeago and Latemar, where it is possible to practice various winter sports. For lovers of Nordic disciplines the locality of Marcialonga it's the best area. The most famous and best places to stay are Predazzo e Cavalese.

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Val Rendena

Its territory is almost entirely included in the Adamello Brenta. The most important tourist places are Madonna di Campiglio e Pinzolo. The important naturalistic attractions make the area an important tourist destination even during the summer.

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Val di Fassa

Val di Fassa is the dolomitic valley par excellence. The main tourist resorts are Moena and Canazei. Other interesting locations are Pozza di Fassa (the capital of the area), Campitello di Fassa e Vigo di Fassa. The ski resorts in the area are part of the famous Dolomiti Superski, the largest ski area in the world.

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South Tyrol is an Italian-German region, which became part of Italy after the First World War. This is immediately noticeable when visiting the area when you notice the road signs and the signs of restaurants and hotels written in German, and for the language spoken by the inhabitants.

The area is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway in a mountain hotel with a view of the Dolomites or to play sports such as skiing or climbing on the alpine peaks. There uncontaminated nature and breathtaking landscapes they are one of the most characteristic aspects of the territory in South Tyrol.

South Tyrol boasts well eight parks: the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, the Gruppo di Tessa Natural Park, the Scillar-Catrinaccio Park, the Puez-Odle Natural Park, the Three Peaks-Sesto Dolomites Natural Park, the Monte Corno Natural Park, the Natural Park Vedrette di Ries-Aurina and the Stelvio National Park, located in part also in Trentino and Lombardy.

The main places to stay in South Tyrol are Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, Bressanone, Brunico, Merano, Ortisei, Corvara in Badia, San Candido, Selva di Val Gardena and Santa Cristina in Val Gardena.

Holiday resort in South Tyrol


Bolzano is the capital South Tyrol, as well as being one of the main tourist resorts of the region. Indeed, the city enjoys an important tourism, both during the summer and winter seasons. There are various monuments, churches, buildings interesting to visit and the famous ones from late November to early January Christmas markets.

for central position, due to the presence ofairport, of an important railway station and highway, it is the best place to start the visit of the region or as a base of stay for day visits. The hotel offer is quite wide and of a good standard.

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Castelrotto is one both summer and winter holiday resorts in the Dolomites, about 1.000 meters above sea level. Located within the natural park of the Sciliar, it is a good area to stay to explore the near the alpine meadow of the Alpe di Siusi. The locality is one of the most touristic areas in the region.

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Brunico is the main city of the Val Pusteria in South Tyrol. This picturesque town is the heart and soul of the green Val Pusteria. Brunico is an excellent starting point to visit Val Badia located in the enchanting mountains of the Dolomites, or the Ahrntal Valley surrounded by the glacier world of the Zillertal Alps.

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The city is an important one holiday resort, even to be close to the ski slopes of the Plose, Valles and Maranza. Skiing is not the only activity you can do during the winter period. You can also practice it cross country, do walks in the snow with snowshoes or have fun with tobogganing.

Bressanone is also known for its Christmas markets, which attract thousands of tourists and visitors from the end of November and throughout December, to end on the day of the Epiphany. During the summer season the town is appreciated for the possibility of trekking and hiking along its beautiful and pleasant paths.

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Thermal baths in South Tyrol


Merano is not only one of the main spa resorts in Italy, but a complete holiday resort with a 'wide tourist offer and surrounded by beautiful mountains, where important rise ski resorts like Merano 2000. It is one of the most beautiful destinations, interesting and popular in the region.

It is a holiday resort 356 days a year, each period is interesting and offers a wide and varied choice of activities. From the end of November, throughout the month of December, until the beginning of January you can visit its characteristics Christmas markets.

If the accommodations are full you can aim for stay in nearby locations tourist like Scene, Tyrol e Lagundo, located just higher and a few km from Merano. These resorts boast a wide and varied accommodation offer with cheaper rates than the renowned spa town.

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Brennero, located almost on the border with Austria, is one famous holiday and spa resort. The Terme di Brennero have an average temperature of 22 ° C, and offer various wellness and spa treatments. L'hotel offer is very limited, for this reason we recommend booking in advance.

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Mountain holidays in South Tyrol

Where to ski in South Tyrol

Le best areas and places to ski in South Tyrol are Merano, Val Gardena, Alta Badia and 3 Peaks Dolomites.

  • Merano 2000 - 40 km of slopes and 7 ski lifts
  • Alpe di Siusi - 63 km of slopes and 21 ski lifts
  • Plose - Bressanone - 43 km of slopes and 7 ski lifts
  • Alta Badia - 130 km of slopes and 53 ski lifts
  • Val Gardena - 175 km of slopes and 79 ski lifts
  • Belpiano / Malga San Valentino - 87 km of slopes and 20 ski lifts
  • Latemar (Predazzo, Pampeago and Obereggen) - 50 km of slopes and 18 ski lifts
  • Plan de Corones - 120 km of slopes and 33 lifts
  • Gitschberg Jochtal - 55 km of slopes and 15 ski lifts
  • Val Senales Glacier - 42 km of slopes and 11 ski lifts
  • 3 Peaks Dolomites / 3 Zinnen Dolomites (Monte Elmo, Stiergarten, Croda Rossa, Passo Monte Croce and the Comelico Dolomites) - 87 km of slopes and 20 ski lifts

Selva di Val Gardena

It is a both winter and summer holiday resorts, very popular with Italians and Europeans. Selva di Val Gardena offers over 200 accommodation facilities, for a total of about 10.000 beds, which they welcome over a million tourists a year.

- winter sports they are one of the most important activities in the area. Selva di Val Gardena is one of the starting points for the Sellaronda, to circumnavigate the Sella massif on skis. The locality is part of the Sellaronda Dolomites ski area and the broader Dolomiti Superski ski area.

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Ortisei is one renowned tourist resort both in summer and in winter, when it becomes one of the main ski resorts in Europe. This picturesque town is the main town of Val Gardena. South of Ortisei is theAlpe di Siusi, the largest alpine pasture in Europe, reachable directly from Ortisei with the Alpe di Siusi cable car.

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Santa Cristina in Val Gardena

Santa Cristina in Val Gardena is one both summer and winter holiday resorts located at 1.428 meters above sea level, in the geographic center of Val Gardena. The location is a perfect area to stay for practicing it skiing in winter and be quiet excursions in summer. Over 100 accommodations are available for your stay.

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Most important tourist areas in South Tyrol


Val Venosta is a tourist area of ​​South Tyrol, especially known for beauty of its landscapes and for uncontaminated nature. The area hosts the Stelvio National Park, one of the most important national parks in Italy. One of the most interesting places to visit is the medieval town of Glurns.

The climbs that lead to the Pass of the Stelvio they are very popular with cyclists and motorcyclists, from late spring to early autumn. Besides the nature and the many museums, one of the most interesting aspects of the area are the various opportunities to Hiking and the presence of ben 5 ski areas, where on some slopes it is possible to ski even in summer.

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Gardena Valley

Val Gardena, like much of Trentino-Alto Adige, is a holiday destination all year round. In winter you can practice various winter sports such as: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and sledding. In summer the outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing and mountain biking, as well as being able to use the 12 ski lifts in Ortisei.

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Val Badia

Val Badia is one both summer and winter tourist area. There are important ski resorts e holiday resort. Among the best areas to stay: Badia, San Vigilio di Marebbe e San Martino in Badia. It is an important tourist destination for both winter sports and outdoor activities.

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Val Senales

Val Senales is mainly a tourist area for hikers in the summer e skiers in winter. The most famous resort is Kurzras, a ski and winter sports resort with one good hotel offer. With a cable car you can reach an ice at 3.200 meters above sea level, where you can skiing all year round. In the summer you can make wonderful excursions throughout the valley.

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Val Pusteria

Val Pusteria is a region of holiday it's a'winter sports area, as well as being one of the largest alpine valleys. The winter sports areas are theAlta Pusteria, Crown Plan and the ski area Ahrntal. We have three best places to stay: Brunico e dobbiaco.

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Natural Park of the Three Peaks

The Tre Cime Natural Park is located in the Eastern Dolomites. Much of the territory of the natural park is located in high mountain. The park is home to one of the largest ski areas in the region, that of the 3 Peaks Dolomites or in German 3 Zinnen Dolomites. The best areas to stay are the resorts of San Candido, dobbiaco e Sixth.

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Stelvio National Park

Located between Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige, it is one of the oldest Italian natural parks. This protected area aims to protect the flora, fauna and beauty of the landscape, for the most part mountainous. The most touristic area is the Pass of the Stelvio, where it is possible to ski even during the summer.

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Alpe di Siusi

The Alpe di Siusi, located in the South Tyrolean Dolomites, at an altitude of 970 meters, is the largest alpine plateau in Europe, with an area of ​​almost 60 km². The area has seen a strong development with the arrival of tourism. It is the ideal place to go long walks e bike rides in summer and for ski e snowboard fare in winter.

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Holidays at the lake in South Tyrol

Lake Caldaro

Lake Caldaro is located more than 200 meters above the sea level and is the hottest bathing lake of the Alps. The water temperature in summer reaches 28 ° C, allowing a long bathing season from May to October.

Around the lake there are bathing facilities e numerous hotels. Among the main activities in the area is hiking or a scenic ride on the Mendola funicular, one of the largest European funiculars and leading to the Mendola Pass.

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By car

Even if the roads are good, being a mountainous region, it is necessary to keep low speed on the winding paths. However, is the best way to enjoy the incredible landscapes that this region offers. Even for skiing, it's the perfect way to get to ski resorts.

By train

The train is an alternative solution to reach many of the tourist destinations of the region, if you don't want to drive in the mountains. The train is an optimal solution if the destination has a train station and if you have to stay only in one place, making very few trips.

La main railway line that crosses the region is the one that from Verona leads to Innsbruck in Austria and crosses the towns of Trento, Bolzano e Brenner. There are also some secondary railway lines internal o tourist trains that run through scenic and landscaped areas.

By plane

The only airport in the region is that of Bolzano. Many of the flights are linked to the tourist seasons, so in winter and summer there are more flights available. The airports of Brescia, Bergamo and Verona they can be an alternative choice, which in any case must be combined afterwards with a car rent.

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