Trentino-Alto Adige Local Customs

  • Wooden sculpture's @ Ortisei
    Wooden sculpture's @ Ortisei
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  • Wooden sculpture's @ Ortisei
    Wooden sculpture's @ Ortisei
    by balhannah
  • Wooden sculpture's @ Ortisei
    Wooden sculpture's @ Ortisei
    by balhannah

Trentino-Alto Adige Local Customs

  • Valsugana Expo.

    At Valsugana Expo; in Levico Terme, you can spend some hours buying various things. furniture, plants, bicycles, country animals, food and so on.Here you can also have a lunch, a dinner or a drink.What I like most of Valsugana Expo is that this is a place where you can see various country animals; horses, rabbits, chicken and so on.Levico Terme is...

  • Ortinparco.

    This is an event to welcome spring. It is usually held in april at the Parco Asburgico in Levico Terme..Ortinparco includes workshops about compositions with vegetables and natural items, guided visit at the park, music, various expositions, a country market with several stalls and other things.Levico Terme is four km. from Caldonazzo.

  • The Chestnut Festival in Roncegno.

    Every year in Trentino Alto Adige several chestnut feasts are held.I usually attend the one in Roncegno; a village not far from Caldonazzo.At this feast you can taste various chestnut cakes; mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. There are also many stalls where you can buy various things; handicrafts; food; used things and so on.During this feast...

  • The Christmas market in Levico Terme.

    This beautiful Christmas market is held in a big park; Parco degli Asburgo. Usually here you can find around 40 wooden houses where you can buy some tipical food, Christmas decorations for your house or a small present. As in other Christmas market here you can also have a drink; a meal or a snack.A nice spot with some animals farm is created here...

  • The Pumpkin Festival in Pergine...

    Time ago this event was held in Levico Terme, at Parco delle Terme. From 2006 this event has been held at Parco dei Tre Castagni in Pergine Valsugana. It is a village some km far from Trento.This festival lasts a week end. One of the reason to attend are the beautiful compositions with pumpkins and other things. Besides there are also some...

  • A. D. 1356: Pergine in Armi.

    Every year; at the end of july and the first days of august a Medieval festival is held in Pergine Valsugana. Almost all the village is turned into a Medieval village with people dressed in Medieval-like costumes. A siege to the castle is scheduled (the real one happened in 1356). Other attractions at this festival are; duels, archery, several...

  • Tyrolean Dumplings

    One of the local specialties are the dumplings - especially the Speckknödel (bacon dumplings). Should you go out, try to order them, they are delicious!At the local butchery they did sell home made Speckknödel as well, and so one night we had them for dinner (together with a salad) - yummy!If you are curious, the link below gives you the recipe....

  • Try to speak Italian

    Never forget, here you are almost always a guest at first, not a customer. Some tourists think locals wait desperately for an English native speaker, for trying out finally their poor English.In South Tyrol, most of the locals speak German which is great if you know it - you can easily get by. However, apart from some touristy areas, there are not...

  • We are Ladins - Nos sun Ladins

    South Tyrol is a really interesting area because there is a population of Ladins that were Romans sent to conquer the Celts living in this area in the time before the fall of Rome. They continue to live here and speak the Ladin language - a form of Latin - and wearing their traditional garb. Much like the mennonites but an ancient version complete...

  • Blue Aprons and Regional Costumes

    You will notice that the farmers in that area all wear a blue apron! Without this apron they do not feel dressed! This apron has a long tradition: it used to be made from linen and was white, but over the centuries the blue apron has become the sign of farmers and craftsmen in Alto Adige. If you look closely you can even find embroideries on top -...

  • Crosses, chapels and and "marterls"

    All over the Welschnofen area you will find these crucifixes and chapels - a sign of the deep religiousness of the people living here. Most of these crosses are old, some are quite recent. They used to be put up for various reasons: at crossroads, as a sign of thankfulness, to prevent evil or as rememberance of a deceased. Oftentimes you will find...

  • One country - two languages

    This part of Italy is bilingual: both Italian and German is spoken and all the signs are in both languages. This is due to the local history, during which this area belonged to Bavaria, Austria and finally Italy.South Tyrol/Alto Adige is an autonomous region of Italy, so things tend to be a little different than in the rest of Italy!I was really...

  • A deeply Catholic area

    Even if one is not particulary religious, it's tough to resist the setting of the quaint little churches that dot this area of Italy. I might even be moved to attend masses then! It is a deeply Catholic area so do show respect when hiking through it.

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Trentino-Alto Adige Hotels

  • Hotel Greif

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  • Villa Madruzzo

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  • Kristal Palace

    Wow what can I say! From start to finish this hotel is amazing, great staff, fantastic food,...

  • Hotel La Pineta

    This hotel was very comfortable and the meals were excellent. The bar was a bit quiet and only used...

  • Sittnerhof Hotel

    Family Brunner has been running this lovely farm house for centuries. They have big vineyards but...

  • Hotel Palu

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  • Hartmann Hotel

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  • Hotel El Ciasel

    When I set eyes on this gorgeous Hotel, my first thoughts would be "very expensive." Was...

  • Hotel Belvedere

    Via Nazionale 9, Molveno, 38018, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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