Trentino Alto Adige Things to Do
Every trip to Italy is an endless journey into culture and beauty. No other country in the world can boast the cultural and artistic treasures of Italy. More than half the's historical and artistic heritage is found in Italy. Evidence can be seen in every village. There are so many art treasures of such quality, spread across the country that Italy can rightly be considered an "open air" art gallery.
Each year is packed with special events, some linked to festivals of the Catholic Church, others to the changing seasons. Every little village in Italy has its own wonderful festivals. Many are associated with the harvest (especially wine) or to local products (polenta, prosciutto). The remainder tends to be historical re-enactments linked to jousting or to costumed cavalcades.
Art and culture, the pleasures of good food and music, traditional crafts and expressions of collective religion, folklore and contemporary art, opera and operetta, concert and theater seasons, in Italy the calendar of festivals and events is practically endless.
Valle dei Mocheni, December/January, Fierozzo and Palu' del Fersina
The Star of the Magi Festival.
San Candido, January
Ice Sculpture Festival.
Cavalese, first week of January
Trial of the Witches.
Re-enactment of a Peasant Wedding.
Val di Sole, February
Pinocchio on Skis.
Corpus Domini Procession.
St. Vigilio Festival.
Fondo, July, On the way to Santiago
Historical reconstruction of the pilgrimage to Compostela.
San Lorenzo in Banale, July, As We Were
Celebration of the past.
Stenico, Fiave', Lomaso and Bleggio, July
History and Legend: Itinerant Performance in the Historic Sites.
Cembra, July, Raglio Palio
Costume parade, games, music, and donkey race.
Bear hunting, 16th-century reconstruction.
Don, August, The Bonfire
Folklore evening by a campfire in the woods.
Folklore Parade of the Brava Part.
Riva del Garda, August
The Night of Fairy Tales.
Predazzo, August, Touring the 12 Mountain Farms
Visit the oldest mountain farms and taste local dishes.
Molina di Fiemme, September
Verla di Giovo, September
Bressanone, October, Kuchkirchtig
Sample local food delicacies.
Santa Lucia Fair.
The Nativity Representation.
Major music festivals and concerts
Carnival in Trento, From February 27th to March 4th
Music, dance, food (on Saturday and Tuesday) and games in the city center.
International mountain film festival, April
This is the oldest mountain film festival in the world, and covers mountaineering, exploration, alpine trekking and cultural aspects linked to the mountains. Includes book sales, antiques and bric-a-brac, photo and stamps exhibitions, literary competitions, and alpine events.
Gardens in town, May, June
Trento is transformed into a colorful garden. Town gardeners and visiting gardeners sent by many towns in Italy and abroad set up green areas for the joy of the passers-by, each with its own theme. Flowers and shrubs abound and children are allowed to play there. The event also includes special exhibitions connected with gardening and nature.
Trento, every Saturday, Piazza Garzetti
Open to everybody, this unique market allows people to exchange used and antique objects as well as artistic works. A great place for collectors.
Levico Terme, first Sunday of the month, Bar Birreria Pizzeria Vecchia
Fontana and Piazza Venezia
Great market for collectors: About 100 stands displaying stamps, old maps, military objects, and coins.
Trento, third Sunday of the month, Oratorio dei Bertoniani
Swap meet place for collectors