Trentino & the South Tyrol

Welcome to the Destination Trentino and South Tyrol page on An e-guide to the region is available for download or you can choose to buy it print (see here). The region also forms part of the forthcoming Blue Guide Northern Italy.

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Blue Guide Trentino and the South Tyrol

1st ed. (2014) pp72
Trentino and the South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in the north of Italy are high alpine ...
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Updated chapter from Blue Guide Northern Itay - Trentino & the South Tyrol with Trento, Bolzano, Rovereto, Merano, Bressanone and the Dolomites

Trentino & the South Tyrol

Trentino-Alto Adige, the mountain territory of the upper Adige Valley and South Tyrol, incorporates the modern provinces of Bolzano and Trento. It is a semi-autonomous, multicultural region with an ethnic Germanic, Italian and Ladin make-up. Soaring into the sky are the fantastic pinnacles of the Dolomites, the strangely-shaped mountains disposed in irregular groups between the Adige and Pave valleys. “The Dolomites,” wrote Leslie Stephen in The Playground of Europe (1871), recall quaint Eastern architecture, whose daring pinnacles derive their charm from a studied defiance of the sober principles of stability....The Dolomites are strange adventurous experiments, which one can scarcely believe to be formed of ordinary rock. They would have been fit background for the garden of Kublai Khan.”

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