Fiè allo Sciliar is a small municipality with just over 3000 inhabitants,  located in the autonomous province of Bolzano, South Tyrol. It lies at the foot of the Sciliar (2,563 m), an imposing mountain that is part of the Dolomites mountain range and the symbol of South Tyrol, from which it takes its name. The Sciliar can be reached on foot along v...

In the UK you’d count yourself lucky to find a Shell garage with a Ginster’s-branded microwave and a working Costa machine. The average service station in Italy, on the other hand, is a culinary delight. Espresso is deliciously rich, arancini are made on site and there are little tables to stand around and read the paper. People stop there for the...

The submerged village of Curon has laid dormant for more than 70 years, with only its 14th century church steeple poking through the water’s surface to remind passers-by of its existence. But now, the water has receded to reveal the once-lively village located near the Italian-Switzerland border in the north. Curon was home to hundreds of people be...

Lost on the antiques market at the beginning of the 20th century, two magnificent 17th century bronze sculptures, which belonged to the Prince-Bishop of Trento, have returned to the museum collections of the Buonconsiglio Castle in the capital of Trentino Alto Adige. In order to show the two statues to the public, an exhibition was also prepared, e...

Lake Resia, in the north of the country, is best known for the church steeple emerging from its icy waters. The iconic scene has even inspired a book and a Netflix series. But with the lake temporarily drained, locals have been able to see the final traces of Curon, a village once home to hundreds before it was flooded to create a hydroelectric pla...

Elizabeth Povinelli’s inheritance was passed down not through blood or soil, but through a framed map of Trentino, Alto Adige, in Italy—the region where her family's ancestral alpine village is located. Far more than a map hanging above the family television, the image featured colors and lines that held in place the memories and values fueling the...

The interesting trend of museums inserted into nature, without any part that constrains them, is increasingly being consolidated. Museum cities such as Gibellina, protected parks such as Fiumana d'arte or monothematic ones created by the artist himself such as the Tarot Garden. In Trentino Alto Adige, there is an art collection made up of installat...

There is all the modernity of South Tyrol, an autonomous province in northern Italy that borders Austria, in one dirndl. Rightly so, you’re probably wondering who to pronounce it - don’t even bother! - and what it is. The latter is easier to answer: it’s the costume worn by every woman in the province of Bolzano (as well as in Austria and Germany)...

In Trentino, along the border with Lombardy, a vast protected area, where the uncontaminated nature reigns, awaits you. It’s the Adamello Brenta Natural Park. Here you can experience unique emotions among wild landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, mountains that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, endless forests and multicolored lakes. In the park th...

Schools in Italy's 'red zones' are closed under the nation's covid-19 restrictions, meaning millions of children of all ages are taking lessons online from home. Not so in the case of 10-year-old Fiammetta, in the northern Trentino province, who is connecting with her fourth-grade teachers and classmates from high up in the mountains, surrounded by...