Go up to the Vioz Mantova refuge, the highest in the Eastern Alps, to enjoy the spectacle of the sun rising above the natural wonders of the Stelvio National Park. The light that illuminates the peaks of the Ortles Cevedale group is worth the price of the ticket. Guaranteed!
A suitable-for-everyone walk to discover the beauty of one of the most fascinating lakes in the valley. Start from Pellizzano and cross coniferous and alder woods to get to Lago Fazzon (1,321 m meters), better known as Lago dei Caprioli. Walking around the body of water is also easy. The nearby Visitor Centre is dedicated to telling the story of the natural landscape.
Dolomiti Express is the train you need to take to discover the Val di Sole. In winter, it takes you to the start of the gondola lift to reach 2,000 meters in just 12 minutes. In summer, the train is the most convenient, economic and ecological way to explore the valley and quickly reach the most famous villages and towns. Do you know that in just over an hour you can reach Trento?
If you come down from Passo del Tonale, the first you come across is Castel San Michele, of medieval origins (free entry for Trentino Guest Card holders). The manor stands on a rocky spur, guarding the village of Ossana. A few kilometres later you arrive at Castel Caldes, a large five-storey tower-house built in the thirteenth century (free admission). If you also want to visit Castel Valer and Castel Thun, in Val di Non, we suggest you get on the Trenino dei Castelli, open from April to June and from July to September. More information at www.iltreninodeicastelli.it.
A true open-air museum dedicated to the most incredible modern sundials in the world. Science and art meet in the buildings and squares of the villages of Monclassico and Presson. There are over 50 sundials, all made in different shapes, techniques and material. The dark room sundial, a real rarity, houses a small interactive and multimedia centre to discover the secrets of the measurement of time.
Small, yet rich in treasures. The historic centre of Trento will leave you speechless. It starts from the Castello del Buonconsiglio, former residence of the bishops, now home to art exhibitions. The Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral of San Vigilio are the heart of the city; on the square, the Fountain of Neptune and the Cazuffi-Rella Houses stand out, frescoed with mythological and floral figures. The most elegant street? Via Belenzani, full of shops and prestigious buildings. Don’t miss the MUSE, the Trento science museum, the Roman Tridentum, in the Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas, and the Tridentine Museum of Natural Sciences.
They have fascinated artists of every age. The beauty of the landscape and the geological relevance of their rocks have earned the Dolomites the inclusion among the Natural Heritage assets of Humanity. The chemical composition of the dolomitic rock gives life to Enrosadira, the natural phenomenon that dyes the peaks of pink at sunrise and sunset. In Val di Sole, you can touch some of the highest peaks of the Dolomites, including Cevedale and Punta di San Matteo, in the Stelvio National Park, Crozzon di Lares and Monte Carè Alto, in the Adamello Group - all exceed the 3,500 meters of altitude.