South Tyrol

Trentino: winter vista on Dolomites
Trentino: winter vista on Dolomites

Alto Adige is an alpine region that coinciding with the boarder between the Mediterranean and that of Central Europe, and isn’t just a mix of Italian, German and Ladin cultures but also a beating heart of Modern Europe.

Alto Adige – Südtirol is a distinguished tourist destination, undoubtedly loved and sough-after by tourists for its mix of natural beauty and culture and for being a place where things are done well. A land full of graceful towns, fortified castles and historical houses, churches and convents, alpine villages and farms. The snow-capped mountains in winter, the rocky peaks, wooded mountainsides, meadows and flowers in the summer, dominate the splendid valleys that are riddles with roads, trails, and wine routes. Proof of the attention given to their surrounding environment is the existence of Stelvio National Park, and even 7 Natural Parks that safeguarding areas of environmental and culture interest:  il Parco Naturale Vedrette di Ries-Aurina, the Parco Naturale Puez-Odle, the Parco Naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio, the Parco Naturale Monte Corno, the Parco Naturale Tre Cime, the Parco Naturale Fanes-Senes-Braies and the Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa.

A holiday in any of these places offers an array of opportunities for having moments of fun, relaxation, culture and adventure. So therefore, let’s go!

A visit to this region could start with a walk through the arcades of Bolzano, then a visit to the museum of Otzi - the man for the Glacier, not forgetting a quick trip to Merano along the Passirio torrent and the Botanical Gardens of Schloss Trauttmannsdorff, then a regenerating swim in the pools of the Merano Thermal Sap o a dive in the Lake of Caldaro. Hang on, what’s that sound? Ah it’s the folk music of the Kastelruther Spatzen (the Sparrows of Castelrotto) at the foothills of the Siusi Alps - the forebears of the Local music of Alto Adige around the world, dragging us into a get-together of song and dance.

The wonderful excursions in the Valleys of Casies or Funes, trips up to high altitude to reach the Glaciers of Valle Aurina or Solda where there are incredible views.

When you’re hungry it would be a sin not to indulge in the inviting cuisine that Alto Adige offers: a plate of knödel, a bowl of barley soup with a glass of  Lagrein Dunkel wine, then apple strudel which goes very well with the aromatic Gewürztraminer wine, a delicious snack of cured meats , cheeses and crunchy bread washed down with a mouthful of Shiava wine.

After a long thrilling day you can enjoy some moments of pure relaxation by having a bath in mountain hay or milk, a body massage with essential oils, a Finnish sauna or a dip in a hot tub.

If you like going on adventures Alto Adige has a lot to offer too: mountain biking, via ferratas, hiking, high altitude tours and rafting, canyoning, paragliding, parachuting and horse riding.

In the wintertime you can exploit the 18 ski resorts, 317 ski slopes totalling over 1000 km of which 650 km with programmed snow, these are the figures the Alto Adige offers the ski enthusiasts. Even though all kinds of winter sports are practiced here: the whole region is covered with cross-country ski trails; from the Brenner valleys passing through the valley of Val Pusteria up to the Dolomites, and there are peaks and slopes that are ideal for ski mountaineering, hiking or snowshoe outings that keep you in direct contact with the local nature; thrills are guaranteed while sliding on a sled… to all your possible expectation Alto Adige supplies a swift and simple answer.

We’re sure that you have been convinced so Campo Base will be waiting for you on an holiday in alto Adige – Südtirol that you will never forget.

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