Itineraries in Trentino

Our travel recommendations, divided by days, areas and types

Are you looking for inspiration for a trip to Trentino? This section is a great place to start gathering ideas before you set off. We’ve put together a selection of itineraries in Trentino, with a range of different durations, types of breaks and areas for you to explore.

There are routes to suit all seasons and interests. As well as Lake Garda, the Dolomites and some of the most beautiful villages in Italy (I Borghi più Belli d’Italia association), the itineraries can take you on journeys around museums, castles and natural parks. In every itinerary, you’ll find recommendations about restaurants, shepherds’ huts and agritourism establishments where you can stop for lunch or dinner. Savour the taste of Trentino before you even arrive.

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Borgo Valsugana - Centro storico - ph. Angela Ventin - APT Valsugana | © ph. Angela Ventin - APT Valsugana
2 days

A trip to Borgo Valsugana, on the banks of the Brenta river

Borgo Valsugana

2 days

Trip to Ossana, amid woods and streams

Ossana

5 days

From Luserna to Vigo: a journey through Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages

Valsugana, Lagorai and Valle dei Mocheni

3 days

Three days in the Vallagarina with voyagefox_

Rovereto, Vallagarina, Altopiano di Brentonico

4 days

Lesser-known cultural sites

Rango - Piazza - photo P. Fiorini - APT Comano | © Rango - Piazza - photo P. Fiorini - APT Comano
6 days

From Canale di Tenno to Ossana: A Journey through the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Lake Garda’s Trentino shore, Comano Terme, Valle di Ledro and Valle dei Laghi

4 days

The secrets of water in Trentino

4 days

Autumn here: four days with @MichaelKagerer

Val di Sole

4 days

Four days with @momentsofgregory

Val di Sole

3 days

Two days in Bondone with the Onderoaders

Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena

2 days

Mediterranean Trentino and its olive groves

Riva del Garda

Borgo Valsugana - Centro storico - ph. Angela Ventin - APT Valsugana | © ph. Angela Ventin - APT Valsugana
Art and Culture, Taste, Great War

A trip to Borgo Valsugana, on the banks of the Brenta river

In the background you see the impressive Lagorai mountain range, while the Brenta river flows at your feet, dividing the village in two: you’re in Borgo Valsugana, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, and the only village in Trentino extending along both banks of the Brenta river. If you wish to treat yourself to a slow-paced weekend, enjoying the outdoors, countryside walks and amazing works of art, then this village is a must! Find out more by reading our tips to help you get the most out of our two-day itinerary in Trentino, which is perfect in spring or summer. Using this village as your base you’ll expore the Valsugana, the first destination in Italy to achieve sustainable tourism certification.

Art and Culture, Taste, Active holiday, Trekking and Hiking

Trip to Ossana, amid woods and streams

Gateway to the woods of Val di Peio, at the foot of the peaks of Presanella, Ossana is a gem that stands out amid the greenery of the Val di Sole. This small village dating back to Trentino , which was included among the most Beautiful Villages in Italy in 2022, Trentino boasts one of the most beautiful skies in Italy: As a matter of fact, Astronomitaly considers it Ossana as one of the best places to gaze up at the sky and be enchanted by the magic of the Milky Way. Amazing skies and imposing mountains, woods to explore and a rushing torrent, a reference point for rafting fans. We recommend a 2-day trip to discover this village in the mountains, and explore Ossana and the surrounding area. A weekend in Trentino, amid woods, castles and water flowing through the rocks.

Art and Culture, Taste, Trekking and Hiking, Nature and Wellness

From Luserna to Vigo: a journey through Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages

Do you know what the most wonderful thing about exploring the villages of Trentino is? It’s that all you have to do is travel from one village to the next to discover completely different stories, amazing new tastes and even languages that change within just a few kilometres. The journey we’ve mapped out for you in this article is one example: from Luserna, where the ancient Cimbrian language still reigns, to Vigo di Fassa where people speak Ladin, the language of the Italian Alps. This journey will take you into the east of Trentino, around Alpe Cimbra, Valsugana and the Italian Alps themselves: from the Pale di San Martino to the Catinaccio group. The journey takes 5 days by car, divided into 5 stages with an overnight stay in a different village at the end of each day. It’s a wonderful way to discover a part of Trentino you may not be familiar with, taking you off the beaten track and into some of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages.

Trekking and Hiking, Nature and Wellness, Art and Culture

Three days in the Vallagarina with voyagefox_

Do you know the Vallagarina? It’s the gateway to Trentino for those coming from Verona and the south. The valley is famous for its castles, its vineyards that make Marzemino wine, and the vivid natural flower displays in Mount Baldo Local Nature Park. Joining us to discover it, Nathalie Aron @voyagefox_ is a travel blogger and content creator from Germany with over 400,000 followers. Ever sensitive to details and colours, Nathalie shares her travels with elegant images that inspire her community to follow her to the most beautiful places on earth. This time, Nathalie has explored the Vallagarina – from Avio and Rovereto castles to the natural delights of Mount Baldo and the Rio Cavallo valley. Come with her on this special 3-day tour!   Where is the Vallagarina? The Vallagarina is the lower part of the River Adige valley. It’s in southern Trentino, more or less in the middle, on the border with the Veneto region. How do I get there? The perfect base for exploring the Vallagarina is the town of Rovereto, which is well-connected by train. If you’re flying in, Rovereto is about an hour’s drive from Verona airport. Bergamo, Venice and Milan airports are a little further afield. What’s the best time to see the Vallagarina? Our tip would be to come in the spring or early summer, to see the spectacular flowers at their best. Autumn, though, is the time if you like good wine and culture. There are exhibitions and castles to visit plus the food festivals or sagre celebrating Marzemino wine.   How long does it take to see the Vallagarina? We’d say 3 days. Then you can combine nature walks with tasting the local flavours and discovering the museums, citadels and other places of cultural interest.

Art and Culture

Lesser-known cultural sites

Trentino, a land of history, art and nature, has fascinating and mysterious treasure troves of culture tucked away among its mountains, where they are known to few. These hidden gems reveal the authentic, genuine story of the land, enhanced by a thrilling sense of discovery. Four destinations, with four stories, to be visited in four days, as you travel at a leisurely pace across Piana Rotaliana, Val di Non, Val di Sole and the Paganella Plateau.

Trekking and Hiking, Nature and Wellness, Art and Culture

Autumn here: four days with @MichaelKagerer

This tour brings you to Trentino at a special and intimate time of year, when the autumn colours and aromas abound. Content creator @Michael Kagerer from Germany put it together for us, and his photos bring out all the scarlet and amber beauty of the places he discovered in these four days. Lingering in the west and concluding in the east, his route takes in both Stelvio National Park and Adamello Brenta Nature Park. His images feature the majesty of Castel Valer, lakes seen from close by or up above, and one of Italy’s loveliest villages in San Lorenzo in Banale. Now you can follow in his footsteps. Start when you like, take as long as you please, and check out these hints from the man who did it first!

Trekking and Hiking, Nature and Wellness, Winter activities

Four days with @momentsofgregory

The delicate rustle of the snow and the magical atmosphere of the Christmas markets are the background to this itinerary, which starts in Val di Sole, gently crosses Campiglio Dolomiti and ends in the iconic winter setting of Garda Trentino. Horseback riding, romantic dinners overlooking the Brenta Dolomites and evocative walks through the most beautiful villages in Italy, the Luxury Travel Content Creators @momentsofgregory, Gregory and Julia, will take you to discover this part of Trentino in its winter version. You can get some ideas too. Trentino in winter is already ready to welcome you!

Rango - Piazza - photo P. Fiorini - APT Comano | © Rango - Piazza - photo P. Fiorini - APT Comano
Art and Culture, Taste, Nature and Wellness

From Canale di Tenno to Ossana: A Journey through the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

From one lake to another and then up through the woods until you reach the mountains: this itinerary in the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, in western Trentino, allows you to discover, in just a few days, the richness and variety of landscapes that Trentino can give you. Within a few kilometres you will find Alpine lakes, Mediterranean breeze, woods that smell of pines and larches, and the fresh air of the high mountains. Six days to travel around the world. We start from Bondone, on Lake Idro, to reach Canale di Tenno, a medieval village a stone’s throw from Lake Garda, in just over an hour by car. Then we go up through the woods, to discover the villages of Rango and San Lorenzo in Banale, at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Finally, we go even further up, into Val di Sole, to visit Caldes and Ossana, mountain villages famous for their castles. A 6-leg itinerary to be completed in 6 days, to discover Trentino’s most beautiful villages. A journey off the usual routes, to be taken at a slow pace, through nature, culture and the flavours of traditional cuisine. 

Soft mountain holidays, Trekking and Hiking, Active holiday

The secrets of water in Trentino

Trentino is the ideal destination for seeking refuge from the scorching summer temperatures and treating yourself to moments of peace and well-being while discovering magnificent natural landscapes. This land, already known for its beautiful lakes and waterways, hides wonders and legends that not everyone knows. Four places to visit in four days, moving leisurely between Val di Fiemme, Val di Cembra, San Martino di Castrozza - Primiero - Vanoi and Val di Fassa. Discover the hidden gems to visit in Trentino that you will carry in your memory forever!

Trekking and Hiking, Nature and Wellness, Art and Culture

Two days in Bondone with the Onderoaders

In Trentino, there is a place known as “the town of charcoal burners”: that is because in the early twentieth century its inhabitants once made their living from charcoal obtained using wood from the forests. The trade required them to leave their homes at the start of spring, returning only with the arrival of winter. This story of dedication and sacrifice lives on in the memories of those who live in Bondone, now recognised as one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages. We shared the story with the Onderoaders — an Italian couple, both content creators, who share their experiences travelling in Italy and around the world on their social media channels — who were intrigued enough to visit Trentino in spring to explore the village of Bondone and its surroundings, enjoying a relaxed weekend in the natural setting of the Valle del Chiese Network of Reserves. Inspired by their trip, we’ve devised a two-day itinerary to recommend to you in spring and summer.

Lake holidays, Summer outdoor, Taste, Nature and Wellness

Mediterranean Trentino and its olive groves

Garda Trentino, where the Mediterranean climate of Lake Garda meets the cooler temperatures of the mountain, is a treasure awaiting to be discovered. Within a range of just 15 km, you can not only visit the historic towns of Riva del Garda or Arco, the medieval village of Canale di Tenno, ancient fortresses and castles, or enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Here you can walk through centenarian olive groves and savour fine wines and the extra virgin olive oil DOP produced farthest north in the world, excellent to season many dishes of the local tradition, like the carne salada (salted meat).