TRENTINO- Alpine land of lakes, wine and scenar
Discover TRENTINO, a region in the far northeast corner of Italy where the sun meets the sky, where the air is clear, and where you’ll find fresh water lakes everywhere, more than 300 in fact, in an area measuring nearing 3700 square miles in length.it lies in the heart of the Alps between the Po Valley and Bavaria. This is the region of the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Start at Lake Garda, a picturesque site, some 90 km from Verona, 160 km from Venice, and 250 km from Milan. By car it’s a romantic journey.
Trentino is a 4-season postcard.. Sports are derigueur here.
There’s skiing the alpine stretches in Winter-Spring, with hundreds of miles of ski surface and 2 full ski circuits, and with more than 1000 trails. The sun is out 8 out of 10 days in this period of the year. It’s an all-sports terrain with more than 250 alpine guides to steer you through. No doubt Apres-Skiing is very popular here. Of course,after the rush you can find your way to any of the many lodges abounding in these mountain ranges, more than 150, in fact. There’s also any number of music fests to keep you in a good mood, together with the famous wines of the region, more than 100 we’re told.
And Trentino is known for wine, especially their popular “whites” which make up nearly 70% of the regione’s annual production. But If you have the time you can also take in any number of wine tours and stay at a vineyard for a pleasant experience.You’ll have a chance to sample good home cooking with Austro-Hungararian overtones. Why not?
And if the roads are open, you can also hike the mountain passes in the invigorating mountain air the region is known for.
Better still there’s 21 miles of cycling space for your convenience if you’re up to it.
Trentino is a small space yet in 2012 more than 5 million visited the region where a total of only 530,000 reside. The capital is Trento. Interestingly, the region boasts more than 1,000 trees per person, where 25% of the land mass is federally protected by the Italian government. It’s in 4 parts, and is referred to as the “Green Planet.” with 3 national parks
For more info on Trentino go to: www.visittrentino.it