Trentino-Alto Adige has always been a crossroads between Italian and German culture, having as its common thread 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 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. The most important is certainly the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano, which houses the Ötzi, the oldest wet mummy in the world with its 5300 years and found on the glacier of Val Senales, and the Museum of Uses and Customs of the Province of Bolzano and the Museum of Uses and Customs of the Trentino People.
The food and wine tradition of Trenito-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.
In Trentino-Alto Adige, nature is the protagonist. A fundamental stop 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 place 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.
The natural beauties will leave you breathless: the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the Puez-Odle Nature Park and the ski resorts in the Dolomites will make you experience unique emotions in contact with nature.
Archaeological discoveries show the presence of man in the valleys of Trentino-Alto Adige after the end of the last glaciation, around 12 000 BC. In the Mesolithic period, however, there are certain settlements in the Adige valley, where only a few years ago was found the mummy Ötzi, who would have an age of about 5 300 years. In this region there have been many
The region still preserves many customs and traditions. One of the most important in the region, which comes to life in mid-June, is The Fire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No less important are the village festivals.