The Northest region of Italy, Trentino Alto Adige sets the borders with Austria. This is the region why the population is bilingual, as they speak both Italian and German. The area includes also Sȕd Tirol as a wide province connected to the ‘Trentino’. Its two main towns Trento and Bolzano are both of Roman origin.
Trentino is renowned for its Alps and specifically for the Dolomites, Unesco Natural Heritage. Sky and ice sports are widely practiced . Tourism here is considered a virtuous model of sustainability. Green and naturalistic tours, as well as mountain excursions , hiking and trekking go along with high quality hospitality. Its main resorts include: Madonna di Campiglio, San Martino di Castrozza, Fiera di Primiero, Canazei, Moena, Cavalese, Folgaria, Folgarida-Marilleva, Riva del Garda and Levico Terme, Comano Terme and Roncegno, these last three being renowned thermal stations. Also castles are magnets in the Tegion
Grape, apples, sparkling wines are major products in Trentino Alto Adige. As well as cheese and meat.
Trentino is a region of cultural encounters. Already in the past Germans, Italians and Ladins joined in this area. The alpine province is a piece of land, in which mountain passes and elevated plains join hilly valleys and plains and in which different people and cultures join. Its history, but also the relatively insular geographic position of some valleys led to an extraordinary richness in culture and many customs and traditions that have been kept alive up to the present. Also some minority groups and gastronomic peculiarities have been preserved till now.
GAY LIFE: Trento is not a long way from Lake Garda. It enjoys the echo of the number of gay venues and of the summer pride, the ‘Dolomiti Pride’in june every year. Many youngsters are involved in organizing events, for example in the area of ‘Piazza Venezia’ which is a well-known cruising area, in Trento. Also Merano is a vibrant town for the gay life, with the ‘Arcigay’ Association.
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