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trentino-alto adige
(visit more italian regions)

trentino books

The Iceman

Pass the Polenta : And Other Writings from the Kitchen

On the Road Around Northern Italy : Driving Holidays and Tours in Tuscany, Umbria, the Italian Lakes and Riviera, Veneto and the South Tyrol

The Hidden Frontier : Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

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Imagine a region where the breathtaking Dolomites are part of the scenery at every turn. Such is the case in Trentino-Alto Adige. Bordered almost entirely on the north by Austria, the German influence is undeniable: culture, architecture, and lifestyle are generally more austere here than in the rest of the country, though you can see ornate frescoes and hear Italian spoken with great regularity. Trento, the capital, is known for the famous Council of Trent in the 16th century, which was set up by the Catholic Church to consider reforms that might encourage breakaway groups (i.e., the German Protestants) to return to Catholicism.

celebrating the day of "no"
Learn how the fighting spirit of the Fiemmesi brought economic independence to this isolated region. In il giorno del non

the iceman: exposed!
A stunning discovery in Bolzano, Italy has turned into a marketing circus. Find out what we've learned since the discovery of Ötzi and how he lived his last day in what a long cold winter it's been.

the bubbling trentino pot
The fact that the local population originally lived in conditions of extreme poverty meant that the typical dishes of Trentino became very uniform and substantial in character. In some secluded valleys, this archaic flavour has been preserved in certain recipes, which are still in use in farm kitchens open to the public. Find out more history and recipes of Trentino-Alto Adige.

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Val di Fiemme

history & culture
Trentino art & history
History & Development
L'uomo dei ghiacci*
Folklife Museum of Trentino
Istituto Trentino di Cultura*
Trentino Museums
Universita' degli studi di Trento

travel & tourism
The Dolimites
Lake Garda
Madonna di Campiglio Trentino Tourisim
Trentino lakes
Pictures of Trento
Garda online

Hotel du Lac et du Parc, Riva del Garda
Campings and Resort Villages

* site in Italian


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