fortraveladvicelovers.com

More towns and villages beautiful in Trentino-Alto Adige


Trentino Alto Adige boasts several of the most beautiful villages in Italy: real jewels of rural architecture, with views of the Dolomites or other decidedly suggestive natural landscapes. Let's get to know them together.

NB: The following list is the result of a survey that actively involved Community members. Over 10.000 users were asked to express 20 preferences, choosing from the proposals of the editorial staff.

Index

  1. Castelrotto, Bolzano
  2. Canale di Tenno, Trento
  3. Mezzano, Trento
  4. Vigo di Fassa, Trento
  5. Egna, Bolzano
  6. Bondone, Trento
  7. San Lorenzo in Banale, Trento
  8. Chiusa, Bolzano
  9. Vipiteno, Bolzano
  10. Rango, Trento
  11. San Martino di Castrozza, Trento
  12. Pinzolo, Trento
  13. Tyrol, Bolzano
  14. Merano, Bolzano
  15. Rovereto, Trento
  16. Ossana
  17. Braies, Bolzano
  18. Nova Levante, Bolzano
  19. Prato allo Stelvio, Bolzano
  20. Ortisei, Bolzano
  21. User questions and comments

1- Castelrotto, Bolzano

The name Castelruptum bought for the first time in some documents of 982-987 but, before that date, human settlements were already present in that place. Part of the circuit of most beautiful villages in Italy, of the ancient medieval village remain today traces of walls, the presence of a fortified village and a tower with a square plan.

A portion of the territory is located in natural park of the Sciliar, at the foot of the Alpe di Siudi: detail that has allowed the area to develop a thriving mass tourism, both summer and winter.



  • Ideal time for a visit: in winter, on the occasion of the Traditional Peasant Wedding Ceremony and the wedding banquets of Castelrotto
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the ruins of Castelvecchio. Bolzano is 38 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotels and b & b starting from € 110,00 -

2 - Canale di Tenno, Trento

It's a medieval village which rises 600 meters high, on the hills enclosed between Riva del Garda and the Fiavè plateau. Fully registered among the most beautiful villages in Italy, the first document attesting the existence of the village dates back to 1211.

The village it preserves its original urban connotations intact, characterized by the four main streets that converge in the square, and a large number of stone houses. Some of these buildings are decorated with frescoes, mostly modern, the most valuable of which is the work of the painter Gianni Longinotti, and decorates the façade of his home.



  • Ideal time for a visit: first two weeks of August, on the occasion of the "Rustico Medioevo", and in all the weekends before Christmas, when the city is filled with markets
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: historic center, Lake Tenno, Tenno Castle, Casas degli Artisti. Riva del Garda is 14 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 90,00 per room -

3 - Mezzano, Trento

There are several hypotheses regarding the origin of the toponym Mezzano even if, the most accredited, it connects it to location of the village, central between Imèr and Siror. Presence of human settlements, even if only seasonal and at high altitude, are testified by archaeological finds, which even date back to the Mesolithic era. The first news about the town dates back only to after the year when Mezzano was considered one of the most organized towns in the area.

Since 2010, the town has become part of the prestigious club of the "most beautiful villages in Italy": this has considerably increased the care of the historical-cultural aspect of the country.

  • Ideal time for a visit: in autumn, when the landscape is colored with various shades of brown
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: historical center, Prati di San Giovanni, Church of San Giovanni. The old road that connects Mezzano to San Giovanni, the Tabernacle of Santa Fosca and the Stala granda, Pra de la Forca where, until 1720, those sentenced to death were executed. Pedavena is 37 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

4 - Vigo di Fassa, Trento

It's a ski center of the Val di Fassa / Dolomiti Superski area rich in hotel facilities: among the most important summer centers for excursions in the Catinaccio massif, it is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

The first news regarding the area dates back to the Middle Ages, even if historical testimonies have dated the first human settlements in the Paleolithic. From the Late Middle Ages onwards, Vigo di Fassa faced uninterrupted growth, which led to the incorporation of the nearby town of San Giovanni.



  • Ideal time for a visit: all seasons, even if you have to be equipped for any rainy days, not uncommon in these areas
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: monumental barn, Church of San Giovanni, Austro-Hungarian war cemetery, Ladin Museum of Fassa, Church of Santa Giuliana. Vallonga is 4 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 137,00 per room -
  • Bolzano private tour along the Great Dolomites Road

5 - Egna, Bolzano

Administrative and cultural center of the Oltradige-Bassa Atesina district, the small trading village of Egna is early medieval foundation, and saw the light around 1189. Its particular name derives from the ancient Roman post station, located on Via Claudia Augusta, where today there is an archaeological site that can be visited.

Thanks to the counts of Tyrol, during the thirteenth century the judicial district of Egna became one of the most important but was soon forgotten and remained backward. This has made the village preserved the atmosphere of antiquity, which today characterizes it.

  • Ideal time for a visit: April to mid-June and September, when the climate is mild and the rainfall is less, even if not entirely absent
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: the arcades, late Gothic parish church dedicated to S. Niccolò, late Gothic parish church dedicated to S. Maria in Villa, Palazzo Griesfeld. Lakes is 6 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b in Bolzano (28 km) from € 77,00 per room -

6 - Bondone, Trento

It's the municipality southernmost of the Valle del Chiese, and has recently entered the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Its houses, leaning against each other, are firmly anchored to a spur of rock overlooking Lake Idro.

With a difficult history, intertwined with that of the lords and surrounding towns, Bondone is known to most as the "land of charcoal burners" as, until fifty years ago, this was the profession practiced by the majority of the inhabitants. Peculiarities of Bondone are the names of the streets which, during the twenty years of Fascism, by order of the Prefect were dedicated to symbols of fascism.



  • Ideal time for a visit: on 8 September, the patron's day, throughout the month of September for the succession of various religious celebrations
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Lake Idro, historic center, parish church of the nativity of the virgin, Il Castelo si San Giovanni, the countless naturalistic beauties. The town of lodrone is 24 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -

7 - San Lorenzo in Banale, Trento

It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, it boasts origins from a Roman camp, as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds found in the area. The construction of Mani Castle, which took place in the twelfth century by the bishop of Trento, then inaugurated its future as a "village".

To date, the small municipality has made some natural beauty of the district its greatest point of attraction, thanks to variety of excursions practicable, and the possibility of practicing "mountain sports", both in a competitive way and suitable for children.

  • Ideal time for a visit: in November for the Ciuìga festival, and from April to September, to make the most of mountain excursions
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Ancient Church of San Giorgio, Castel Mani, the ancient center, the natural beauties of the district. The nearby town of Molveno is 15 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 86,00 per room -

8 - Chiusa, Bolzano

It is composed of Gudon, Lazfons, Pratello, Verdines and the city of artists, all enclosed in the heart of the Isarco Valley, between the Sarentine Alps and the Dolomites. The heart of the municipality is the medieval village, declared one of the most beautiful villages in Italy in 2002, is dominated by suggestive Benedictine monastery.

According to some historical evidence, the territory where the village now stands would have been inhabited since before Christ: in fact, tombs dating back to both the Germanic and Nets periods have been found in the area.

  • Ideal time for a visit: from June to September, when temperatures are milder and days longer
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: the church of Sant'Andrea, the monastery of Sabiona, the castle of Gernstein, the hill of the friars, the Civic museum of Chiusa. The village of Castelrotto is 27 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 84,00 per room -

9 - Vipiteno, Bolzano

Dell 'Roman origin Few things remain of the village, including: the inscription Vipitenum on an ancient Roman road, and the same name which, would resume that of the Roman camp Vibidìna. Among the most beautiful villages in Italy, its foundation could date back to 14 BC, when the military station of Vipitenum was founded on the communication route between Italy and the countries beyond the Alps.

The village officially developed in 1180, following the invasion of the Baiuvari. An ancient legend tells that Störz, a crippled pilgrim, was the first inhabitant of the modern city: it is possible to see him depicted in the coat of arms of the city, just under the wings of the Tyrolean eagle.

  • Ideal time for a visit: the evening / night of 5 December for the Krampus parade, Christmas period, for the markets, the second Sunday of September for the Canederli Festival, for the historical Festival
  • Recommended visit time: 1-2 days
  • What to see in and around the city: "Madonna della Palude" parish church, Santo Spirito church, Torre delle Dodici, Town Hall, Ancient Commandery of the Teutonic Order. The town of Colle Isarco is 6 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -

10 - Rango, Trento

E' one of the most characteristic villages of Trentino: quality that earned him the inclusion in the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy in 2006.

In fact, inside the village time seems to have stopped, the houses are leaning against each other, and connected by arcades, hallways and internal courtyards. L'ancient white road it starts from the top of the village to reach the Passo del Durone, giving life to a pleasant walk that is not at all demanding, ideal for exploring the whole area and enjoying a few moments in the middle of nature.

  • Ideal time for a visit: during the Christmas period, when the whole city is filled with markets
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: the ancient parish church and the whole center. Tione di Trento is 18 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b in Arco (23 km) from € 59,00 per room -

11 - San Martino di Castrozza, Trento

It is located in the Primiero Valley, in eastern Trentino. It's a historical tourist destination, whose main attraction is certainly the Pale di San Martino, mountains that overlook this wonderful town.

Wonderful both in winter, for snow sports, and in summer, thanks to the many excursions that can be done here, San Martino di Castrozza is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers. The historic center is elegant and picturesque and is perfect for visiting with the family, thanks to activities for children, such as the Agility Forest Adventure Park.

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for excursions and outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports
  • Recommended visit time: 2 days
  • What to see in and around the city: historic center, Pale di San Martino, Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Natural Park, Agility Forest Adventure Park. Fiera di Primiero is 20 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

12 - Pinzolo, Trento

Also in the province of Trento, it is located in the upper Val Rendena. If you take the state road 239 of Campiglio, on which the town is located, you will reach the Campo Carlo Magno Pass. It is also located in the heart of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park, which makes it a small jewel set in the Brenta Dolomites.

Ideal for be visited all year round, thanks to the large number of activities to give birth to, Pinzolo is especially loved by families and sportsmen and allows you to live a few days completely surrounded by nature. To visit absolutely the church of San Vigilio and to go on one of the many treks, perhaps the one that reaches the Nardis Falls.

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for excursions and outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Adamello Brenta Natural Park, church of San Vigilio, numerous trekking in the Brenta Dolomites. Madonna di Campiglio is 13 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

13 - Tyrol, Bolzano

Not to be confused with the Austrian Tyrol, Tyrol, in the province of Bolzano, also called Dorf Tirol, is located in the heart of the Texel Group Nature Park and belongs to the Burgraviato area. Completely immersed in nature, it is the ideal destination for those who want to disconnect from the stress of everyday life.

It is located a few kilometers from Merano, so a visit to Tirolo can be one beautiful and relaxing day trip. Excellent starting point for exploring all the surroundings, from here there are numerous trails and treks of varying difficulty and duration. A must see is the Castle Tyrol, formerly the seat of the Counts of Tirolo, which today houses the Provincial Museum of Culture and History. Small curiosity: the castle itself gave its name to the whole region.

  • Ideal time for a visit: from April to October for the many outdoor activities, such as hiking and trekking in the mountains
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Gruppo di Tessa nature park, Tyrol Castle, Johanneum Dorf Tirol, Brunnenburg. Merano is 10 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

14 - Merano, Bolzano

It is located in the province of Bolzano not very far from the Austrian border, and it is one of the most beautiful and renowned destinations of this whole area! There are many activities to do and things to see, plus it is a excellent starting point for several day trips in the surrounding area, so the ideal would be to stay at least 3 days.

But above all, Merano is known as the spa town: there are several spas in which to relax, perhaps after a day of hiking in the nearby mountains! The historic center is also wonderful, within the ancient city walls. Small curiosity: here people of Italian mother tongue and German mother tongue speaker, thus creating a perfect mix of traditions and culture, which is then also reflected in the cuisine and customs!

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports due to the presence of the famous ski resort Merano 2000
  • Recommended visit time: 3 day
  • What to see in and around the city: historic center, Trauttmansdorff and Sissi's path, Tappeiner promenade, Castel Winkel Merano. Bolzano is 30 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

15 - Rovereto, Trento

Also in the province of Trento, not far from Lake Garda, this village is an important one industrial, tourist and cultural center of Trentino. It is also called Città della Quercia, a symbol present in the city coat of arms.

Full of museums, it is a destination to be discovered, between history, culture, good food and nature! It is therefore one ideal destination for everyone: for sports enthusiasts there is no shortage of mountains and trekking in all the surroundings; for lovers of culture and cultural visits there are numerous museums, including international ones; families will find many activities suitable for children too. Also, it comes also called the city of festivals, for the numerous events and manifestations that take place all year round!

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, due to the large number of events, demonstrations, activities that can be carried out and museums
  • Recommended visit time: 3 days
  • What to see in and around the city: historical center, Castelbarco, Church of San Marco, Italian War History Museum, Depero Futuristic Art House, Mart. Trento is 25 minutes away, Riva del Garda 35 minutes
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -

16 - Ossana

Also in the province of Trento, the village is located in a wonderful position, which make it one ideal destination both in summer and in winter. It is in fact located between the Adamello Park and the Adamello Brenta Natural Park and is surrounded by numerous mountain ranges, rich in paths and trails.

But not only that, even the use of the historic center, albeit small and contained, is rich in history and attractions to be seen. One of the main ones is the Castle of San Michele, also called Castello di Ossana, the first evidence of which dates back to 1191. The Bosco Derniga, a wonderful botanical garden just outside the center, is also worth a visit. Finally, in December until the beginning of January, gods take place wonderful Christmas markets and the whole town is festooned and decorated!

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for excursions and outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports. In winter, the wonderful Christmas markets are worth seeing
  • Recommended visit time: 2 days
  • What to see in and around the city: Castle of San Michele, Church of San Vigilio, Christmas markets in December, Bosco Derniga. Madonna di Campiglio is 40 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 90,00 per room -

17 - Braies, Bolzano

If you are in Trentino, especially in the province of Bolzano, you cannot miss a visit to Braies, considered the pearl of the Val di Braies. This small municipality is located in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies nature park and is surrounded by wonderful mountains, orf Tirol.

The main attraction of the area is definitely the Lake of Braies, a wonderful lake nestled in the mountains, a real jewel of the Dolomites, to be seen at least once in a lifetime! With the advent of Instagram, the lake is increasingly known and visited, so it is recommended to arrive early in the morning, before the many tourists arrive. In addition, in Italy he became famous for being one of the settings of the TV series One Step from Heaven.

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports. In summer on Lake Braies it is possible to sail with wooden boats, while in winter it freezes completely
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Lake Braies, Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, Dobiacco and Dobiacco Lake. San Candido is 20 minutes away, Sesto 25 minutes
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 90,00 per room -

18 - Nova Levante, Bolzano

It's a wonderful village in the Val d'Elga, at the foot of the Catinaccio, and can be reached along the famous Strada delle Dolomiti, a 110 km long road. In the past also called Nova Latina or Nova Italiana, today it is a tourist destination completely immersed in nature.

Surrounded by the Dolomites, Nova Levante is one perfect destination for both relaxation and sport! For those who love hiking in the mountains, the one that leads to the Catinaccio is unmissable. In addition, in winter, there are numerous cross-country ski trails that lead through the woods to immerse yourself in a landscape from Winterwonderland.

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for excursions and outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Catinaccio, Princess Sissi Monument, Carezza and Lake Carezza. Bolzano is 20 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 100,00 per room -

19 - Prato allo Stelvio, Bolzano

In the province of Bolzano, Prato allo Stelvio is a village located in Val Venosta. It is also a common market, that is, those small municipalities located in Europe which, on the basis of medieval law, have obtained the right to host a market.

And the perfect starting point for excursions to the Ortles, a majestic mountain range, much loved by experienced hikers and mountaineers! Furthermore, much of the municipal territory is located within the Stelvio National Park, characterized by unspoiled nature. This makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers, thanks to the many outdoor activities here it is impossible to get bored!

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for excursions and outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports
  • Recommended visit time: 1 day
  • What to see in and around the city: Ortles, Aquaprad Visitor Center, St. John's Church, Kirche St. Georg zu Agums. Resia is 30 minutes away
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

20 - Ortisei, Bolzano

Ortisei, in the province of Bolzano, is a destination not to be missed. Common market as Prato allo Stelvio, Ortisei is the main town of Val Gardena. It is also the perfect starting point for exploring the magnificent surroundings, such as the wonderful Siusi Alps, about 20 minutes away.

Ortisei, in addition to being a wonderful village in which to spend a weekend, is famous for its tradition of wood carving: here, for generations, families of expert carvers have created artistic wood sculptures, which enchant at first glance! Furthermore, the historic center has many activities to offer and its pedestrian area is defined as the most beautiful in the Dolomites!

  • Ideal time for a visit: all year round, in summer for excursions and outdoor activities, in winter for winter sports
  • Recommended visit time: 3 days
  • What to see in and around the city: historic center, Museo de Gherdëina, Emozion Col de Flam park, Rasciesa funicular. Bressanone is 40 minutes away, Siusi 20 minutes
  • Get directions
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 100,00 per room -
Audio Video More towns and villages beautiful in Trentino-Alto Adige
Add a comment from More towns and villages beautiful in Trentino-Alto Adige
Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.