The Dolomites in Italy consist of a mountain range in the northern Alps. Eighteen peaks in all, which are located at an altitude of over 3,000 meters and that cover an area of 141,903 hectares. The mountains feature one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes with their vertical walls, long and deep valleys and sheer cliffs. While the Dolomites ar...

Bolzano's provincial government on Tuesday passed a law to keep the name of the surrounding region as Alto Adige after a recent row over its supposed replacement by the term South Tyrol. The government approved an ad hoc bill to change article one of the European law and replace 'province of Bolzano' with 'Alto Adige'. The German text of a recent v...

It's back to work for the cows of Italy's northern Trentino region, who are returning from their Alpine summer holidays. The cows spend summer eating mountain grass and herbs before farmers return them to their stables for winter when the temperature begins to drop.  Known as the "Desmalgada" (meaning "return from the alpine pasture"), the traditio...

ln Trentino testimonies of metalworking appeared from the moment the man learned to use metals to build objects intended to meet the needs of everyday life. The mining and metalworking archaeology has provided many examples of a the processing of copper and other minerals in the mountains from the Valley of Mocheni to the plateau of Tesino. These m...

Più di settemila chilometri, circa 400 tappe per attraversare tutte e venti le regioni italiane. È il Sentiero Italia Cai. Ripristinato dal Club Alpino Italiano, è uno dei trekking più lunghi del mondo. Potenzialità e sfide dell’itinerario sono state esposte dal presidente del Cai Vincenzo Torti, durante l’ultimo appuntamento della rassegna «La mon...

At the foot of the Alps, the tiny region of Valle d’Aosta is home to eleven mountain shrines, sanctuaries and hermitages. These small chapels are testament to centuries old Catholic practices based upon the local folk traditions. Penitent souls have made processions to these isolated locations for generations to give thanks for their prayers being...

Even to this day, Lake Tovel is famous for the red water phenomenon, unique in the world, although that does not occur any more. Until the mid-60s, in summer a special alga would come to the surface and the expanse of water would turn bright red. A number of strange stories and legends, such as the Queen Tresenga one, originated to explain this ext...

I'm sitting stark naked, sweating profusely, as a woman in a bikini enthusiastically wafts steam infused with the scent of cinnamon in my face with a towel. It's taken me two days to work up the courage to enter the infinity sauna, or “show sauna”, where my very British anxiety about naked sauna-bathing is not being lessened by colourful lights and...

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...