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The northern province of Trentino makes up the region of Trentino-Alto Adige along with South Tyrol and is known for its beautiful mountain scenery. The Dolomites dominate the landscape here and are dotted with mountain villages and wide streams and lakes – the most famous being Lake Garda, whose northern tip reaches into Trentino. The popular lakeside resorts of Riva del Garda and Torbole offer a perfect combination of lake and mountain views, along with lakefront promenades and activities like watersports.
Direct flights to Verona airport (VRN) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours.
The mountainous region of Trentino offers visitors good, hearty food with strong German, Austrian and Hungarian influences. Regional specialties include sausages served with sauerkraut called crauti, salami, and more commonly a smoked, cooked ham called speck. Goulash is also a regular feature on restaurant menus. For those with a sweet tooth, apple strudel is a popular option and widely available within the region.
Trentino is also well known for its wine production, with eight DOC zones. Favourites include pinot grigio and chardonnay, made from the local Nosiola grapes that give a crisp, dry flavour. For those that prefer a glass of red, the classic Bolzano is made from Vernatsch, giving a light, fruity flavour. Sparkling wine production is also on the increase.