Trentino Alto Adige Car Hire discover the suggestive region
The northernmost region of Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige is a land rich in history and culture, with a wealth of natural beauty.
With its stupendous peaks, spectacular valleys and large number of provincial parks, such as the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park or the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, this region has so much to offer at any time of the year. Its mountains, valleys and lakes will allow you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in both summer and winter.
Spending a holiday in Trentino-Alto Adige means immersing yourself in a multi-faceted territory where, in addition to enjoying an extraordinary natural environment, you can also visit places of great interest and taste a unique cuisine influenced by its neighbour, Austria.
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Visiting Trentino-Alto Adige: the must-see towns and sights
A car is the best means of transport to really discover all that Trentino-Alto Adige has to offer, as it gives you the opportunity to move from one area to another in complete freedom.
To rent a car in Trentino-Alto Adige, you cannot go wrong with the professionalism and reliability of Maggiore, which has an office in Bolzano where you can rent a modern car with all the options that has been carefully cleaned and sanitised before delivery.
While you are in Bolzano, be sure to visit its beautiful historic centre, where you can admire the Duomo, a late-Gothic building with very ancient origins, the Franciscan Church with its Gothic cloister, and the beautiful Piazza delle Erbe, home to one of the city’s most characteristic markets.
There are numerous castles and noble residences in and around Bolzano, so don’t miss a visit to the magnificent Firmiano Castle and the equally impressive Mareccio Castle, located right in the heart of the historic centre.
Once you are back in your car, it is only a 40-minute drive to the regional capital, where a spectacular tour of historical and natural treasures await you.
In fact, there are many things to see in Trento, including the majestic Duomo of San Vigilio, built on an ancient early Christian basilica, the 12th-century Church of Pietro e Palo, Case Cazuffi-Rella, built during Ferdinand I of Austria’s visit, and Palazzo Pretorio with the nearby Torre Civica.
Visiting Trento, however, also means stopping off at the magnificent Buonconsiglio Castle, which together with the Beseno Castle and Stenico Castle, forms an amazing centre of museums, and at Torre Vanga (1210), not to mention a visit to the famous Christmas markets.
Other places to visit in Trentino-Aldo Adige include the beautiful town of Rovereto, located about 26 km from Trento and known for its castle, a fine example of late-medieval alpine fortification, and for the Mart, an important museum of modern and contemporary art, and Riva del Garda, an elegant town located on the northern coasts of Lake Garda, which boasts treasures such as the Apponale Tower, the Bastion and the Alto Garda Museum.
Driving north, stop in Merano and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at its famous thermal baths, surrounded by the botanical gardens of Castel Trauttmansdorff or take a walk along the famous Tappeiner promenade, before continuing on to Bressanone, a small town in Alto Adige renowned for the charm of Piazza Duomo, the Duomo of Maria Assunta and Palazzo Hofburg, as well as its picturesque Christmas markets.
Also worth including in your on-the-road itinerary of Trentino-Alto Adige are the enchanting castles of Val di Non, such as the Thun Castle in Ton, Belfort Castle near Spormaggiore and the nearby Sporo Rovina Castle, and Altaguardia Castle, located in a dominant position in the town of Baselga di Bresimo.
The lakes in the region are truly magnificent, such as the beautiful Lake Molveno and the fascinating Lake Tovel and Lake Breis, but also Val di Rabbi with its famous 100-metre long and 50-metre high Tibetan Bridge, and Val di Cebra with the spectacular Segonzano Pyramids. It is also worth stopping off at Borgo Valsugana, a small medieval village on the border with Veneto, where you can visit the Church of Sant’Anna, Telvana Castle and the evocative Grotta di Costalta, one of the largest in Trentino.
Mountains in Trentino-Alto Adige: the places to visit
Trentino-Alto Adige can be considered the Italian “capital” of the mountains thanks to its marvellous peaks that offer extremely beautiful locations, which are ideal to visit both in summer and winter.
The Marmolada, Sella, Catinaccio, Pale di San Martino mountain ranges in the Dolomites, the Adamello and Presanella mountains between Ortles and Lake Garda, the Dolomites of Brenta, the Alps of Val di Non with the Maddalene chain and the Mendola massif, the Laborai mountain range, the largest in eastern Trentino and the Pasubio mountain range, a paradise for hikers: all these locations offer tourists spectacular scenery and landscapes of rare beauty, as well as a range of activities to enjoy all year round.
There are many mountain resorts in this region where you can spend a holiday immersed in nature, but the most famous are Madonna di Campiglio, which offers not only wonderful ski slopes, but also places of absolute charm such as Lake Gelato, the Nardis Waterfalls and Lake Nambino, Pinzolo, a small alpine village immersed in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, much loved by couples and families due to the presence of 450 km of trails and numerous activities such as educational farms and wellness trails, and Moena, a town on the border between the valleys of Fiemme and Fassa, which offers the beautiful ski slopes of Alpe Lusia Ski Area in the winter season and the equally beautiful tracks and mountain bike trails in the summer.
Predazzo, an important town in Val di Fiemme is also very beautiful.
In winter, you can ski on the slopes of the Latemar Ski Centre, while in summer you can take your children to visit the Montagna Animata (Animated Mountain) with its Dragon Forest.
In Trentino-Alto Adige, there are also many things for children to do, such as a visit to the Museum of Pietra Viva in Valle dei Mocheni, retracing the footsteps of dinosaurs south of Rovereto, a tour of the Gianni Caproni Aeronautical Museum in Trento or Mondotreno (Train World), a reconstruction of Alto Adige in miniature in Merano, or a canoe trip on Lake Ledro or a walk on the Tibetan Bridge in Val di Rabbi.
Trentino-Alto Adige is a region of great charm and natural beauty, and all its facets can be discovered with a rental car.