Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Trentino-Alto Adige

I’ve shared photos and places from Trentino, mainly because I really love Trentino but I have never  mentioned before that I lived in Trentino for a year. Here I discovered that I’m a naturelover: I love the lakes, the mountains, the long walks and I got attached to the idea of having a dog. I want a dog now
Back when I wasn’t even living there yet, I shared a few places to eat  that  I liked, a few photos from the Muse-um, my weekend getaway to Madonna di Campiglio, my adventure in Passo SanValentino, the earth pyramids in Segonzano, the small waterfall in Calliano, the Thun Castle, Trento during X-mas time and last but not least Garda Lake
Now I’ll try to share just a little more of it because it’s wonderful! It’s weird, I had a lot of time but I missed some very popular spots…I always thought that I’ll find the perfect moment to visit the Buonconsiglio Castle or enter the Duomo or take the cable car etc maybe I still will..
Trentino-Alto Adige is located in the north-east of Italy and consists of two provinces: Trento - the southern part, is 98% Italian-speaking and the cuisine and architecture belong predominantly to the south;  and Bolzano – known both as the Südtirol (South Tyrol) and Alto Adige – was only incorporated into Italy at the end of the First World War. The dominant tongue is German. Street signs are in German and Italian and both Trentino and Alto Adige enjoy autonomy from central government, along with one of the highest standards of living in Italy. The region is bordered by Austria to the north, by Switzerland to the north-west and by the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to the west and south .
Trentino-Alto Adige is a peaceful vacation paradise; it has a reputation as one of the best holiday locations in Italy. It offers the visitors popular ski resorts,  medieval towns, glorious nature.
You just cannot get bored in Trentino. There's always something to do. In winter skiing or other wintersports. Spring and Autumn provide hikers with an established network of well-marked trails. All year round, the area offers breathtaking scenery with snow-capped peaks, lush alpine meadows and glittering waterfalls. If hiking and winter sports aren’t for you then views of spectacular landscape can also be savoured from the comfort of luxurious spa hotels, offering regional cuisine and a wide selection of treatments.
Trento is a city of art, history and the architecture has a unique feel. Trento is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city, the centre of which is small more or less a pedestrian area and an architectural charm Visitors can admire its beauties while strolling around the city's alleys, enjoying shopping or visiting the city's museums. Trento is not that large so you can visit almost everything by feet.
In December the Christmas Market, which is one of the best in Italy -attracts huge crowds: visitors from the whole Italy as well as from abroad.



The heart of the town is Piazza del Duomo decorated by the Fontana del Nettuno .The Duomo cathedral is a Romanic-gothic building of the 12th-13th century and has a striking 15th-century tower and Neo-Romanic lantern.
While there's no doubt you're in Italy, Trento does have its share of Austrian influence
The surrounding countryside is famous for its beautiful mountain landscapes and also for the wonderful lakes.
Lago di Tovel
The "red lake" is one of the natural treasures of the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park as well as the largest natural lake in Trentino. It’s known as the red lake because of a unique natural phenomenon. Until the 1960s, its water used to be tinged red by algae that floated up to its surface during the summer months. Unfortunately, the phenomenon slowly died down before disappearing entirely. The clear emerald waters are fascinating!
Lago di Toblino
Toblino is a small Alpine lake that lies just a short distance away from Trento. Marked by the presence of the castle bearing its name, Lake Toblino is considered one of the most enchanting bodies of water of Trentino.
 Lago di Santa Colomba 
Santa Colomba is a small Alpine lake located on the slopes of Mount Calisio., this mirror of water is framed in a basin surrounded by the forest, a perfect place for hiking.
Lago di Caldonazzo 
With its 5 km length and 5,62 km2 width, Lake Caldonazzo is the biggest lake in Trentino. Bathing is possible from June to September, when the lake waters are definitely pleasant
Serraia Lake at Baselga di Piné is on a wide plain. There is a pleasant path all round the lake, which also continues on to the other lake of the plateau, Piazze Lake. Perfect for adults and children, for a day on the plateau in the middle of nature, practising sports or simply relaxing on the lake shore.
Surrounded by several mountain peaks, Mount Bondone dominates the southwest side of Trento and is well known for its skiing resort.



Food
Trentino Alto Adige cooking draws as heavily from its Germanic roots as it does from its Italian heritage. Polenta is staple food in Trentino Alto Adige cuisine, it is often served with mushrooms.
Canederli, a bread dumpling, is one of the famous regional dishes. Trentino Alto Adige offers these with meat or spinach. Fresh water fish is a specialty. In common with the rest of Italy, pasta, tomatoes and olive oil are used freely. Speck is also served as an appetizer or snack with hearty rye bread or crackers. Sausages are a very popular meal and they are eaten with mountains of the regions homemade sauerkraut know as crauti.

12 comments:

  1. I never really knew a lot about Trentino, but really this place looks awesome. All these gorgeous pictures from the mountains, the lakes, the snow and the old city. Beautiful!!

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    1. That's the beauty of the blogs you get to see many places you may have never even heard about :)

      I assure you it's definitely worth visiting ;)

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  2. Wow this place looks beautiful! What camera do you use?

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    1. Nikon D5100 but in this post there are a lot of pictures I took with the iPhone:)

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  3. Oh wow! This must be one of the most stunning places in the world! After visiting Switzerland this year we are on the look out for other similarly beautiful places to visit! This looks perfect!

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    1. If you're a nature lover... These places are wonderful!:)

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I never considered Trentino but now...

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    1. Thank you!
      Go for it!;) I think you'll like it!!!

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  5. Wow, those are some amazing photographs. I love the scenery! Also, you make a great and adorable snow bunny. ;) Thanks for the share. I am not familiar with any of these places.

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  6. Trentino looks like an amazing place, and my gosh look at those lakes, beautiful! I wouldn't mind living there for a year or two. It must have been one heck of an experience for you.

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