Trentino-Alto Adige region is one of the four northern most regions of Italy and border the countries of Switzerland and Austria. The Region has an area of about 5,253 square miles has 333 towns in it and has a population of around 1,037,114. The average distance from north to south as well as east to west is around 65 miles. The capital city of the region is Trento and is located in the south western part of the of the region. few of the other major towns in the Trentino -Alto Adige region are Bolzano which is almost dead center in the region, Merano a little north of Bolzano
and Roverento which is a little south of Trentino. The region also shares two borders with other regions of Italy and they are Lombardy to the west and Veneto to the south.
Being one of the northern regions puts it right in the middle of the Alps and has a major portion of the Dolomite area of the Alps within its borders. When one thinks of the magnificent views of the northern regions of Italy you must include what you will see in this region as some of the top mountainous views in Italy
with breathtaking peaks and valleys almost everywhere one would be traveling.
With this in mind it is easy to see why the major portion of Trentino-Alto Adige's economy is going to be tourism. If you are hiker the region is ripe with over 50 major hiking areas to choose from. With many diverse hiking trails and mountain biking trails everywhere, you could hike or bike for weeks without seeing the same trail twice.