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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.

 

Festivals

 

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.

 

Castelrotto, January

Re-enactment of a Peasant Wedding.

 

Val di Sole, February

Pinocchio on Skis.

 

June

Corpus Domini Procession.

 

Trento, June

St. Vigilio Festival.

 

Lomaso, June

Mountain Celebration.

 

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.

 

August

Bear hunting, 16th-century reconstruction.

 

Don, August, The Bonfire

Folklore evening by a campfire in the woods.

 

Folgaria, August

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

Woodcutter Festival.

 

Verla di Giovo, September

Grape Festival.

 

Bressanone, October, Kuchkirchtig

Sample local food delicacies.

 

December

Santa Lucia Fair.

 

Tesero, December

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.

 

 

Shopping

 

 

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

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