Earning the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, plan your winter skiing holiday in the Dolomites
. Equally beautiful during the warmer months of the year, Northern Italy's
Trentio-Alto Adige region offers you natural and man-made places to enjoy. With a delightful mix of Austrian Gothic and Italian Renaissance
architecture, discovering both will add a delightful touch to your vacation destination. Choose from one of the many chalet rental accommodations or villa rentals within this picturesque area of Italy. Explore this website to find your ideal vacation rental.
This area is known for its earth pyramids
– also described as hoodoos or fairy chimneys. Breath-taking views await you. Starting at the town of Balzono
, the 10-minute cable car ride transports you – up to 35 passengers and bicycles - up to the hillside town of Renon
. Take a walk, starting at the Piazza Walter. Stop to savour culinary specialities at one of the restaurants. Take the time to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, explore the fruit market or enjoy a leisurely walk. This welcomed stop in your holiday itinerary offers an authentic South Tyrol
Castello del Buonconsiglio
is where the Museo Provinciale d’Arte
showcases art, paintings, majolica ovens, sculptures and graphic works. Here you can see Baroque and Gothic frescoes, with the colourful Cycle of the Months
, Ciclo dei Mesi
, a magnificent work in the Gothic style. Trento
is located in the Adige River valley. At its centre, anchored by the Fontana del Nettuno – the Fountain of Neptune - is the Piazza Duomo . Archery competitions
, Palio delle Contrade, are held here during the second week of September, with participants dressed in the Medieval-style. Tour the Trento Cathedral, which was completed over a time span of 100 years.
Dating back to the Late Middles Ages and overlooking the town of Bolzano visit the restored Sigmundskron Castle – in Italian: Castel Firmiano
- which houses the headquarters of the Messner Mountain Museum
. After a day of sightseeing, head back to your villa rental accommodation and make plans for tomorrow.
Travel the scenic 210 kilometre Great Dolomite Road
. Will you make this a non-stop drive, or will you decide to stop and take in a side trip – perhaps from Canazei to Ortisei? Ortisei
is nestled in the Val Gardena
in the South Tyrol. When you tour the Museum Gherdëina
you will see: wood carvings - some of which are three centuries old, wooden toys, and archeological information, including fossils of the region. Canazei is a ski resort town.
There is an alpine ski circuit around the Sella and, during the summertime, mountain bikers are attracted to its 42 kilometres of trails
. Instead of staying in a hotel, experience comfortable vacation rentals for your holiday home accommodations. Explore this website and read all the details; see the photos. Privately-owned villas, chalet rentals or an apartment condo rental in town, are popular alternatives to staying in a hotel.
Ride on the mountain lifts
bringing you to trails with their panoramic views. The beauty of the aquamarine Lake Molveno
will capture your attention as it appears below you – stretching into the horizon away from the town of Molveno. For your summertime listening pleasure, you will find the unexpected gift of music
as you sit outdoors in the church square. Not to be missed is the fully-operational 16th Century water-powered Taialacqua
, the Venetian saw mill.
Hard-core active or leisurely paced, your visit to Trentino-Alto Adige will offer you a blend of nature, culture and history expressed in art, music and architecture.
Stay in a fully-equipped and furnished privately-owned villa rental accommodation to set the stage for an unforgettable family holiday or a wellness holiday
, including being pampered at a spa.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
has a wealth of choices for your vacation rental accommodations: privately-owned cottages, apartment vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals near a lake or seaside or in the centre of historic towns. Place yourself into lodging that is suitable for you, whether you decide to travel solo or with a group of friends.