Events, food, experiences for an unforgettable trip to Italy

Trentino-Alto Adige – Territory

Trentino Alto Adige is called the “land of mountains” because it is almost entirely mountainous and includes the Rhaetian Alps, the Atesine and the famous Dolomites.
The region offers tourist charm and quality facilities while immersed in breathtaking views.
Trentino Alto Adige stands for nature, with the beautiful peaks of the Dolomites, Unesco World Heritage Site, with the green plateau of Alpe di Siusi, with its forests of conifers and beeches alternate with meadows and pastures. In this natural environment it is possible to find almost all Alps species of flora and fauna, including the brown bear.

In Trentino Alto Adige there are 10 natural parks, including the Stelvio Park, the Natural Park Sciliar-Rosengarten, the Tessa Natural Park  and the Puez-Odle.
Even so, Trentino is the ideal place for outdoors sports.  “Snowshoeing” and skiying in the winter at Madonna di Campiglio, San Martino di Castrozza, the Pale di San Martino, Folgarida, Marilleva, Passo del Tonale, Peio, Andalo, Molveno, Cavalese, Predazzo and Tesero.
In the summer: w
alks, hiking, climbing, horse riding and mountain biking, or canoeing, windsfurfing and fishing in the many lakes in the region: the northern part of Lake Garda, the lakes Cei, Dobbiaco and Levico or in rivers, where exciting rafting in the rapids can be also organized.

Relax lovers won’t miss the thermal baths of Levico or Merano, famous for treatments with water enriched with radon.
Seekers t
ypical food products will find apples in Val di Non, yogurt in Vipiteno, chestnuts around Lake Varna and they will take a tour in the estates of the many wine producers, visiting the vineyards, tasting and buying local wine.

An interesting trail in nature, but also rich in history is The Path of Peace, a path that connects the places and memories of the First World War from Passo del Tonale to the Marmolada.

 

NATIONAL PARKS IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
The National Parks of Italy are natural areas of land, sea, river, or lake whose value is a well-preserved ecosystem. Thus their nature, together with their cultural, educational, or recreational values ​​are protected by the Italian Government in order to be preserved for the future.  Currently, in Italy there are 25 National Parks, covering an area of ​​over 1,500,000 hectares (15,000 km²), about 6% of the Italian territory.

Stelvio National Park


REGIONAL PARKS IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
The Italian Regional Parks are land, river, lake, and sea areas facing the coast. Their value is being like a system including the nature of the places, art, ​​and cultural traditions of the local inhabitants. The Italian Regional Parks are more than 150 and cover an area of ​​approximately 1million and 500,000 hectares.

In the Province of Bolzano:
Tre Cime Regional Park
Vedrette di Ries – Aurina Regional Park
Puez Odle Regional Park
Monte Corno Regional Park
Sciliar-Catinaccio Regional Park
Fanes – Sennes and Braies Regional Park
Gruppo di Tessa Regional Park

In the Province of Trento:
Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino Regional Park
Adamello-Brenta Regional Park


UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
These areas are representing important land, sea, coast ecosystems in which the conservation of its biodiversity is associated with the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of local communities. The worldwide network of Biosphere Reserves includes 669 reserves in 120 countries on five continents, of which 16 Biosphere Reserves in Italy

Alpi Ledrensi and Judicaria


UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
Natural areas of particular geo-mining interest representing the 4,600 million-year history of Planet Earth and the geological events that have shaped it. Geoparks’ mission is to increase knowledge about the value of geo-diversity and to promote the conservation, tourism, and the popularization of the geological heritage. More than 100 Geoparks (Global Geoparks) are recognized worldwide in 33 countries, of which 69 in Europe. In Italy, there are 10 Unesco Geoparks.

Adamello-Brenta Regional Park


WWF NATURE RESERVES IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
The WWF Oases are the first Italian network of protected areas managed by a private association. WWF activities in the Oases range from ecotourism to nature holidays, education, training, and environmental information programs. There are more than 100 WWF Oases in Italy, covering more than 30,000 hectares of land in 18 regions. They are visited by more than 500,000 people a year.

In the Province of Trento:
Inghiaie
Valtrigona


BLUE FLAGS IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
International recognition reserved for lakes or seaside tourist resorts that comply with sustainable land management criteria. The Blue Flag is awarded annually by the non-governmental and non-profit organization “Foundation for Environmental Education” (FEE). Only the localities whose waters have been excellent in the previous season can apply. In 2020, more than 195 municipalities and over 407 Italian beaches have been awarded as “Blue Flag”.

In the Province of Trento:
Calceranica al Lago – alle Barche/Pescatore/Riviera
Caldonazzo – Lido/Spiaggetta
Levico Terme – Lido
Pergine Valsugana – San Cristoforo
Tenna – Spiaggia di Tenna


ORANGE FLAGS IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE:
Tourism-environmental quality mark awarded by the Italian Touring Club to small towns in the Italian inland (maximum 15,000 inhabitants) which stand out for their quality hospitality. The Orange Flag has been awarded to over 200 Italian municipalities.

In the Province of Bolzano:
Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers
Ultimo/Ulten
Vipiteno/Sterzing

In the Province of Trento:
Ala
Caderzone Terme
Ledro
Molveno
Tenno