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Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto Adige is an Italian region located on the border between Italy and Austria divided into two sub regions, Trentino, where the majority of the population speaks Italian and Alto Adige, where German is an official language, creating two different communities.

Trentino Alto Adige offers plenty of ski resorts during the winter that become full of tourists wanting to admire the scenery during the summer with its section of the Dolomites mountain range part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trentino Alto Adige is also a region with fascinating buildings and monuments and various castles, including the stunning Tyrol castle, now home to the South Tyrolean Museum of History. Trentino is also famous for its apple orchards, one of the biggest producers in the world, with an apple trail in the stunning Val di Non. Trentino Alto adige is also known for its enchanting Christmas markets, especially the ones held in Bolzano and Merano, that attract visitors from all over the world. The local food includes polenta, speck, a local smoked ham, and plenty of other pork specialties and cheeses, due to the clean air and grazing land offered by the Dolomites.

Trentino Alto Adige is Italy's northernmost wine region, located right on the Italian border with Austria. Wines from Trentino Alto Adige bear all the marks of a region with a cultural and political past as dramatic and complex as its topography and wines are “divided” between Trentino and Alto Adige. While Germanic varieties such as Muller Thurgau and Gewurztraminer reign supreme in some of the region's vineyards, in others the local Lagrein and Schiava grapes hold sway, alongside increasing quantities of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon Blanc.

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