A turquoise diamond set in green woods: Lake Tenno is a feast for the eyes and an opportunity to explore its surroundings, between medieval villages and culinary traditions. The area is located north of Lake Garda, precisely 14 km from Riva del Garda, 570 meters above sea level; near beautiful Lake Tenno we also find Canale di Tenno, one of Italy’s...

The glory of wine today is its unparalleled diversity. Never before in history would you be confronted in a wine shop with the range of choices available now. Some may suggest this poses a problem: The endless options are too intimidating. But I think the selection offers a wonderful opportunity for exploration. It may be that Italy grows more diff...

We all know that walking is a gentle form of exercising with many benefits: it tones the muscles, it helps with breathing, lowering blood pressure and maintaining good mental health. Another perk of walking, that you might not be aware of, is that it boosts creativity. According to studies, taking a walk through nature helps with finding creative s...

Italy has set a record at the annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC), which is regarded as the most comprehensive and rigorous international wine competition of its kind. For the first time since the contest’s beginning in 2014, Italy, led by Trentodoc with 27 Gold medals, has won the most medals of any other country, provi...

Is your summer half empty or half full?  Recently, I overheard several people lament that, following the Fourth of July, the summer season “is all but over.” Blasphemy! If things need perking up, do what I do: Turn to Trentino (generally called Trento), a high-altitude autonomous province in northeast Italy where some of the best sparkling wines re...

First-time travelers to Italy may be surprised to find such a culinary diversity from region to region. Unlike your typical Italian restaurant in the States, Italian food has much more variety than spaghetti and meatballs or eggplant parmesan. Even though you can find Italian specialties like pizza and tortellini all over Italy, it is well worth sa...

Located about 100 km northwest of Venice, at the border between Trentino and Veneto, the Marmolada is known as ‘la regina delle Dolomiti’, the Queen of the Dolomites; besides the different rock formations and the fact that it boasts the highest peak of the group (3,343m), its glacier, the largest in the Dolomites, and its impressive south wall cont...

Certainly, there is no shortage of magical destinations within a country as diverse as Italy to take your fancy but as you know as well as me, it remains a very popular country to visit. Many people come with stars in their eyes and very determined and full itineraries to hit the hot spots that they’ve read so much about online.  Cinque Terre, Veni...

If you are hankering for a special European tourist destination, you should consider the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy on the border of both Switzerland and Austria. Its tourist attractions include the Dolomite Mountains, that the famous architect Le Corbusier called “The most beautiful work of architecture even seen,” glacier lakes,...

The long road passing through the borgo is the first attraction of Chiusa. It connects the old center of Città Alta (the upper borgo) with Città Bassa (the lower side). You can start your visit from the Wegmacher house and the Church of the Apostles, with a Gothic style and a single nave, built by the master builder architect Jörg in the latter hal...