Trento & The Dolomites
The Dolomites sit at the top of Italy, surrounded by the region of Trentino-Alto Adige, and next to Austria.
This stunning area offers rugged mountain wilderness and green vine and orchard covered valleys, dotted with wooden farmhouses. Their rock evidently gives to the mountains a very distinct white cast (which is why they are also called the “Pale Mountains”), but the most particular tones arise every evening when the sun starts to set: the colors go from pinkish hues to fiery reds, the phenomenon referred to as Alpenglow. The region's cities, the southerly enclave and capital of Trento, the Austro-Italian Bolzano and very Viennese Merano and the mountain town and ski village of Cortina d'Ampezzo, are easy to navigate and full of alpine culture. This is also a beautiful summer destination, offering excellent hiking, sublime views and lots of fresh, fragrant air. To get there, drive two and half hours north from Venice or two hours south from Innsbruck, Austria.
When to visit
May to September Is the perfect time to experience the Dolomites region and the ideal time for hiking.
November to March There’s snow and it can drop to -10°C