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
Some popular Trento & The Dolomites Packages
Indulge in the wonderful flavours of Italian cuisine during this 4-day packaged tour in Sorrento. Learn how to create regional dishes with a hands-on cooking class and visit a charming lemon garden and discover the famous Sorrento lemon.
Explore the real Sicily through its ancient Greek and Roman ruins, magnificent architecture, medieval villages and sumptuous cuisine during this exciting, 8-day escorted tour.
This small-group tour is a real feast for the senses. Soak in the magnificent scenery of Amalfi Coast and learn how to cook authentic Italian dishes during this enthralling, 8-day cooking holiday.
Say boungiorno and learn the beautiful Italian language during this insightful, 8-day language holiday in Tuscany. Stay in a beautiful villa in the Tuscan countryside, receive daily Italian language lessons from a native speaker and explore the lush region or enjoy shopping at leisure.
Savour the best of Piedmont, from the capital city brimming with elegant palaces and square to the lush sloping hills where world-class wines are produced.
Revel in the unparalleled beauty of Italy’s most beautiful coastline through this self-guided walking tour of the Cinque Terre.
Discover the rich cuisine and beautiful landscape of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s “boot” on this week-long cooking class. Learn how to cook local specialities such as orecchiete pasta and explore the coastal towns of Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Gallipoli.