Dolomites are surley the most striking natural feature of the region; this mountain range was included in 2009 in the UNESCO world Heritage list and it is an unforgettable experience for ski and winter sports enthusiasts.
But this region is not just nature and mountain; it boasts incredible artistic treasures, monuments and architectural works in a style that matches Austrian Gothic with Italian Renaissance. An hypothetical tour can stat in Trento, known as the meeting place of the Ecumenical Council (1545-1563), with a visit to the Lombard Romanesque cathedral and the Buonconsiglio Castle.
Bolzano, also called the “Gateway to the Dolomites”, is a symbol of the fusion of Latin and Germanic cultures, as can be seen in the Gothic cathedral.
Another important place is Rovereto, with its museums, castles, the St. Colombiano Hermitage, the great “bell of peace” and the MART Museum, the new modern art hub; while Riva del Garda hosts the Pretorio Palace and its austere yet elegant 13th-Century fortress, the Rocca.
Moreover many sanctuaries dots the landscape, such as the Montagnaga di Pinè and Madonna del Monte di Rovereto.
The castles, like the Castles of Tirolo, Besano, Roncolo and Appiano, are stately and offer an enchanting view.