Trento and Monte Bondone

Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi, Valle dell’Adige

Buon Consiglio Castle, Toblino Castle, Garniga Baths, Alpe di Trento, Conca delle Viote, Piana Rotaliana, Teroldego, Trento DOC, Christmas Markets, Trento Ski Area and Monte Bondone.

Trento, a splendid city in Trentino Alto Adige located in the Adige Valley, dominated by the imposing Monte Bondone, called by the inhabitants of the area the “Alpe di Trento” and close to the suggestive Valle dei Laghi, is famous not only for its wonders. natural surroundings, for the well-known historical events and for all its artistic and architectural treasures, such as the famous Buonconsiglio Castle, the numerous churches, the ancient fountains, the museums and the Renaissance palaces. The city is in fact the destination of many tourists eager to visit the fascinating monuments but also to immerse themselves in unspoiled nature for a perfect relaxing holiday.

Especially for those who love the outdoors, sports and mountain excursions, Monte Bondone offers a luxuriant environment, full of paths to be covered on foot or by mountain bike, and also challenging routes, such as the via ferrata Giulio Segata, which starts from Viòte and takes about 2 hours to reach Dos D’Abramo, 2,140 meters above sea level, and from which you can also reach other peaks, which allow a splendid panoramic view, such as Palon and Cima Verde.
It is also the ideal place for paragliding, tennis and bowls enthusiasts, with well-equipped facilities, and for ski lovers. Another attraction are the Baths of Garniga, with its “Bagni dell’Erba”.

The Valle dei Laghi, which extends from Trento to the “Bus de Vela”, an ancient fortification cut into the rock built by the Austrians in 1860, offers an enchanting natural spectacle. In addition to the seven splendid lakes, the beauty of the valley lies in the presence of a vast variety of plants and a no less varied fauna, in fact we can find deer, marmots, brown bears, golden eagles and swans.

In the Valle dei Laghi there are many accommodation facilities for all needs: hotels, bed and breakfasts, farmhouses and campsites. In addition, in the numerous restaurants and taverns you can taste the typical Trentino cuisine, such as broccoli from Santa Massenza, chestnuts from Drena, plums from Dro and truffles. But the most delicious product is grapes, in particular Nosiola, a high quality white grape that gives life to the Vino Santo Trentino DOC, one of the best passito wines in Italy.

Do not miss the Harmonic Resonances Festival, in July, with classical music concerts and exhibitions of musical instruments.

The Adige Valley, crossed by the river of the same name, consists of a vast valley flanked by mountains, almost completely planted with apple orchards and vineyards. The area is in fact famous for its traditional production of high quality wines, including the prized Teroldego Rotaliano, the undisputed protagonist of Trentino winemaking.

The Adige Valley is particularly suitable for lovers of sport and especially of cycling, in fact you can find a large number of routes of different levels and lengths, including the well-known Valle dell’Adige cycle path, which is the most important cycle path of Trentino and develops along the Adige river for a distance of about 60 km. The many tourists who cross it can enjoy the splendid natural landscape provided by the countryside and the thick orchards, as well as admire the suggestive villages that the track crosses.