Trentino Alto Adige is just one huge beautiful spot which makes being selective really hard :) But there are a few places that you MUST see if you are there, not only because they will take your breath away but also because they are unique in Europe and in the world. The Dolomites have in fact recently been nominated Unesco sites and will offer you plenty of opportunities for fun activities both in summer and in winter, for children as well as their families :)
Mountain lovers will love skiing, hiking and biking through the Dolomites or taking easier strolls through towns where they will get to experience a very charming alpine vibe. Thermal towns are also very known in Trentino... and let me tell you there is nothing better than a relaxing night after a day up in the mountain! Check them out here!
And if you are a foodie.... canederli, strozzapreti, speck, carne salata and much more is what you will get to experience too in the many towns!
Have you ever heard of Canazei?
It is the place where you get to see and experience the Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites! Pordoi, Sella and Fedaia pass as well as the Sassolungo peaks (the most beautiful and known passes, roads and panoramas used on every magazine!) are all here.
Green pastures, mountain huts, cows, sheep and horses as well as the best snow: this is Val Gardena.
This famous valley will offer you stunning views from every corner (Sassolungo as well as Sassopiatto can be admired from here too) and will never stop amaze you! One of its most beautiful villages is Alpe di Siusi, which is also a great spot for skiing, hiking, biking and much more. The language spoken here is German but the locals are very friendly and will talk to you in Italian and English too :)
Most known for its winter activities (snow and skiing are among the best in Europe as well as accommodations and gastronomy, which makes a great holiday package of course!), Val Rendena is famous among the locals in summer too: there are many nice hikes (some harder than others) and walks as well as biking paths, festivals, sagre and events all summer long. A summer and winter must-stop in you are around!
This valley - Val di Fiemme, is known for its nice towns, with beautiful houses with the most colorful terraces: flowers of all kinds and colors are found here and they are so pretty that you will wonder it they are real (and by the way, yes they are).
My favorite town here is Predazzo. Nice food, lovely people and of course plenty of things to do as well as relaxing activities.
What you will love is the food too... just stop by in any local osteria or trattoria and you will not regret it!
Pale di San Martino are beautiful to look at (or to climb if you can!), Valle di Cadore is gorgeous and close to Belluno (so a great stop if you are around that area), Ega is pure and less touristy while still great. If you feel like a city trip, Trento is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the north of Italy while Bolzano has the very known Otzi Museum which is absolutely a must-see!
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