REGIONAL CAPITAL: Trento
OTHER INTERESTING PLACES: MOLVENO, Madonna di Campiglio, Val di Non, Val di Sole, Canazei
This is a semi-indipendent province with its capital at Trent, of the specially charactered region of Trentino-Alto Adige, estabilished in 1948. It is a land of mountains and forests with a wide range of landscapes: pre-alpine, Dolomitic and Alpine mountains,with high meadows, small lakes and the northern basin of Lake Garda.
PLACES TO SEE:
Trento: the cathedral; Palazzo Pretorio; Museo Diocesano; Case Cazuffi-Rella; Fontana di Nettuno; Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali; Castello del Buonconsiglio; Museo del Risorgimento e della Lotta per la Libertà; Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.
ride funivia, go skiing, take a hay bath, go walking trails or rock climbing.
Typical is the strudel della nonna (grandma’s strudel), a sliced and cooked apples rolled in a thicken less-rafined pastry than one finds in Vienna; cotto e cren is cooked ham with horseradish; spàtzle is a little flour and egg dumplings topped with melted gorgonzola cheese;there also are tasty black-rye bread and smoked meats.
Goose races, dunkings, medieval jousts and fireworks are all part of the merry-makings that fill Trento’s streets during the Feste Vigiliane, a five-day festival to celebrate the feast of St. Vigil in mid-June. There also is a Polenta Festival on the last weekend of September to celebrate the region’s most traditional culinary dish.
Trentino, Italy - map