Some of the cities that we will visit during our stay in the regions of Trentino and South Tyrol include: Bolzano, Trento, Bruneck, Brixen, Glurns, Klausen, Meran, Neumarkt, Sterzing, Innichen, Rovereto, Riva del Garda, Arco, Tenno, Rango, Ala, and Levico Terme.
Natural attractions include: Lake Resia, Lake Braies, Caldaro, Lake Carezza, Lake Ledro, Lake Tovel, Nardis Waterfalls, and more!
Other attractions include the many castles and abbeys dotted throughout the area such as Novacella Abbey, Cornedo Castle, St. Romedius Sanctuary, and Toblino castle.
South Tyrol is the northernmost region in Italy. Its the only region in Italy in which the population majority speaks both German (as a first language) and Italian. With that said, you will witness many signs, menus and media written in the two languages by law. There is even a third language spoken called "Ladin" which is found in the eastern valleys near the town of Urtijei. South Tyrol has a perfect mix of cities and small medieval villages that sit in the valleys. The region is known for its ski scene in the winter and hiking in the summer.
What to buy: locally produced clothing, crafts, and local delicacies like speck, apples, Forst beer, and Lagrein wine.
What to eat: Knodel, Herrengrostl, Kaiserschmarrn, Gulaschuppe, Schlutzkrapfen, and Spatzle. Of course there are also many traditional Italian dishes found on the menu along with the popular Austrian dish "Wienerschnitzel".
What to drink: their local beer "Forst", the local varieties of wine including Lagrein, Magdalener, and Gewürztraminer.