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Trento and the Dolomites

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Days 5-6
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Until the end of World War I, the northern border of Trentino province formed the frontier of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, most visitors know this region as a superb location to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Dolomite mountain range, whether by car, on foot, or on skis. Gothic and Romanesque architecture and Roman ruins contribute to Trento's majestic, historic ambience.
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  • Food and Wine
  • Natural Beauty
  • History


  • The town of Trento offers a graceful fusion of German and Italian architectural styles.
  • Check with the tourist office to take advantage of the 24- or 48-hour Trento discount card, and guided tours that include the Piazza del Duomo and the Castello del Buonconsiglio.
  • The food in Trentino has a Tyrolian flair, with lots of cheese, apples, and fresh salami to fuel you for a mountain hike. Trento's sparkling wines are a great accompaniment to almost any meal.
  • It's certainly possible to navigate hairpin mountain curves in your own car, but you can also enjoy spectacular vistas on a bus tour (in snow-free months only).

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