VILLAS AND APARTMENTS TO RENT IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE, ITALY.
Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Trentino Alto Adige, Italy.
Trentino-Alto Adige, or as it is known in English Trentino-South Tyrol, is an autonomous region of Northern Italy. It contains two provinces, Trentino and South Tyrol, hence its English name. It was part of Austria-Hungary, as well as being controlled by the Austrian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. However, in 1919 it was annexed into Italy along with the Austrian state of Tyrol.
The area is very mountainous, with both the Dolomites and the Southern Alps within its borders. It is estimated that around 20% of the total area of the region is above 2000 meters and 70% is above 1000 meters. Forests dominate the landscape as well, with around half of its total landmass being covered by them.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy; the northern part of the lake is the narrowest section and is surrounded by mountains. There are 5 main small islands on the lake, as well as a number of other much smaller ones.
Nago-Torbole is one of the communes by the lake and is about 30km south west of the capital Trento. There are some lovely places to visit here, such as the ruins of the Penede Castle, which was destroyed in the 18th century, the Marmitte glacial area wells. There are a number of walks here too such as the Promenade, Giant’s potholes, Torbole-Arco cycle track and the Busatte Zone.
All of this area is mountainous and it is mostly covered with forests. The capital here is Bolzano and the lowest pass across the Alps can be found at the far north of the region and is called the Brenner Pass.
The Dolomites are located here and are famous for skiing, mountain climbing, hiking and even base-jumping. Hang gliding and paragliding are also popular in spring/summer and autumn. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo are three well known battlement like peaks within the range; the three peaks are called Cima Piccola or little peak, Cima Grande or big peak and Cima Ovest or western peak. Because the front line between Italy and Austria ran through the mountains, there are a number of fortifications as well as made-man caves along the routes to the peaks.
Bolzano is where you will find the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and the world famous ice mummy called Ötzi, the Iceman. He was found in 1991 with all of his belongings on a glacier. There is also the Gothic Cathedral, the old parish church and a number of castles, such as Castle Maretsch and the Runkelstein Castle.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Trentino Alto Adige? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Trentino Alto Adige and villas in Trentino Alto Adige that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.