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Art and culture of Trentino-Alto Adige
Trentino Alto Adige has always been a crossroads between Italian and German culture. Its common thread is the sense of the sacred, which finds its maximum expression through architectural and artistic works of extreme value. Just think of the countless frescoed churches, sanctuaries and hermitages, or international figures in the art such as Giovanni Segantini, an exponent of Divisionism and Fortunato Depero, master of Italian Futurism.
There are more than 80 museums scattered throughout the territory. Among the most important museums, there is the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano: we can "visit" Ötzi, the oldest wet mummy in the world and it's aged 5300 years. It was on Val Senales's Glacier.
Among the most important museums in the region are the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) and the Science Museum MUSE in Trento.
Food and flavours of Trentino-Alto Adige
The food and wine tradition of Trentino-Alto Adige is very much influenced by the neighbouring countries. In fact, many typical dishes such as canederli, strudel, sauerkraut, are the symbol of Austrian proximity. The typical product of the region is speck. No less important is the production of different types of wines.
Places and tours of Trentino-Alto Adige
Trentino Alto Adige offers magnificent itineraries suitable for everyone: both those who want a culturally interesting holiday and those who like to be in contact with nature. In fact, Trentino Alto Adige is suitable for all target groups: from families with children to couples, from young people to the elderly. Everyone will have their own holiday with an ad hoc itinerary.
A "must" is the capital Trento, a city rich in architecture and art, such as the Piazza del Duomo di San Virgilio, built in Romanesque style and the site of the formal seats of the Council of Trent. Bolzano, Merano and Rovereto are just some of the other cities to visit in this beautiful region.
Moreover, in Trentino-Alto Adige, nature is the protagonist. The natural beauties will leave you breathless: the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the Puez-Odle Nature Park and the ski resorts of the Dolomites will make you experience unique emotions in an incredible and surprising landscape.
Trentino Alto Adige: Fiè allo Sciliar, a paradise in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites
Stories and traditions of Trentino-Alto Adige
Archaeological findings demonstrate the presence of man in the valleys of Trentino-Alto Adige after the end of the last Ice Age, around 12 000 BC: the Palmeri shelter is an evidence of this earlyolithic mountain site. In the Mesolithic era, on the other hand, there are certain settlements in the Adige valley, where only a few years ago the mummy Ötzi, who is said to be around 5300 years old, was found.
Besides the archaeological evidence, Trentino Alto Adige is a region rich in traditions and popular festivals. One example is the Krampus parade with St Nicholas, which is organised in many villages and towns on 5th of December: the Krampus is a demonic being who, according to Christian mythological tradition, was defeated by the saint and therefore forced to serve him forever. Then there are a series of traditional festivals and fairs linked to typical products such as the "Sagra del Salmerino" and the "Festa della Mela".
One of the most important in the region, which comes to life in mid-June, is the Sacred Heart of Jesus Fire, which dates back to 1796.