From a contemporary art fix under the futuristic glass dome at the MART to glimpses of Renaissance at the Buoncosiglio Castle, the opulent residence of price bishops and stage of court life when snowball fights were a pastime also for nobles, as depicted in the colourful frescoes. A link between past and present that celebrates the local traditions and the regional cultural variety: museums, castles and historic buildings, places that have seen the aristocratic life unfolding, open today their doors to art, music, eno-gastronomy and tourism. Add a touch of charm to your holiday in Trentino, spend a night in a castle room fit for a king.

Stories to relive: these are the Alps, Italian style.