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  • 1. Castel Trauttmansdorff

    This Gothic castle was restored in the 19th century and now serves as a museum that celebrates more than 200 years of tourism in South...

    This Gothic castle was restored in the 19th century and now serves as a museum that celebrates more than 200 years of tourism in South Tyrol. But the real draw is the expansive garden, where exotic flora is organized by country of origin. The castle is about 2 km (1 mile) southeast of town on the Sentiero di Sissi; you can walk in about 45 minutes from the center of Merano on Sissi's Path, or take Bus No. 4 or 1B from the Merano train station.

    Via Valentino 51a, Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39012, Italy
    0473-255600

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €15, Closed mid-Nov.–Mar.
  • 2. Castello del Buonconsiglio

    The position and size of this stronghold of the prince-bishops made it easier to defend than the Palazzo Pretorio. Look for the evolution of architectural...

    The position and size of this stronghold of the prince-bishops made it easier to defend than the Palazzo Pretorio. Look for the evolution of architectural styles: the medieval fortifications of the Castelvecchio section (on the far left) were built in the 13th century; the fancier Renaissance Magno Palazzo section (on the far right) wasn't completed until 300 years later. The 13th-century Torre dell'Aquila (Eagle's Tower) is home to the castle's artistic highlight, a 15th-century ciclo dei mesi (cycle of the months). The four-wall fresco is full of charming and detailed scenes of medieval life in both court and countryside.

    Via Bernardo Clesio 5, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, 38100, Italy
    0461-233770

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €10; Torre Aquila €3, Closed Mon., Timed visits must be booked online in advance
  • 3. Col Rodella

    An excursion from Campitello di Fassa, about 4 km (2½ miles) west of Canazei, to the vantage point at Col Rodella has unmissable views. A...

    An excursion from Campitello di Fassa, about 4 km (2½ miles) west of Canazei, to the vantage point at Col Rodella has unmissable views. A cable car rises some 3,000 feet to a full-circle vista of the Heart of the Dolomites, including the Sasso Lungo and the rest of the Sella range.

    Localita' Ischia 1, Canazei, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    0462-608811

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    Rate Includes: Col Rodella cable car €22 round-trip
  • 4. Elena Walch

    This sustainably farmed 148-acre property produces some of the region's most renowned wines, in paricular Gewürztraminer and Pinot Nero. It's overseen by Elena herself along...

    This sustainably farmed 148-acre property produces some of the region's most renowned wines, in paricular Gewürztraminer and Pinot Nero. It's overseen by Elena herself along with her daughters Julia and Karoline. Stop by their gorgeous Castel Ringberg site for tastings in their wine shop, a tour that includes a short vineyard hike (May through October, by reservation), or lunch at their Ostaria al Castello, which has panoramic views over the vines and down to Lake Caldaro. A second vineyard site closer to Tramin, with a wine shop and a bistro, is open daily year-round.

    San Giuseppe al Lago 1, 39052, Italy
    0471-860172

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    Rate Includes: Castel Ringberg wine shop and osteria closed Tues. and Nov.–Apr., €20 for 2-hr vineyard tour with wine tasting
  • 5. Lumen Museum

    Take a cable car to the top of Kronplatz to reach this 19,375-square-foot museum dedicated to mountain photography (actually, you have your choice of eight...

    Take a cable car to the top of Kronplatz to reach this 19,375-square-foot museum dedicated to mountain photography (actually, you have your choice of eight different cable cars, two from the town of Brunico). Once inside, you’ll find pictures from alpine photography’s early days all the way to the present, taken by photographers from mountainous regions throughout the world and displayed across four floors. Lumen also houses AlpiNN, a casual restaurant from critically acclaimed chef Norbert Niederkofler of St. Hubertus fame. Note that the museum can be difficult to access in winter if you’re not a skier; it's down a slight, rather terrifying incline from the top of the mountain. Be aware that the museum closes at 4 pm (last admission at 3:30), so that you won't miss the last cable car back down.

    Kronplatz–Plan de Corones Mountain Station, Brunico, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    0474-431090

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €17, Closed late Apr.–May and mid-Oct.–Nov.
  • 6. Messner Mountain Museum Firmian

    Perched on a peak overlooking Bolzano, the 10th-century Castle Sigmundskron is home to one of six mountain museums established by Reinhold Messner—the first climber to...

    Perched on a peak overlooking Bolzano, the 10th-century Castle Sigmundskron is home to one of six mountain museums established by Reinhold Messner—the first climber to conquer Everest solo and the first to reach its summit without oxygen. The Tibetan tradition of kora, a circular pilgrimage around a sacred site, is an inspiration for the museum, where visitors contemplate the relationship between human and mountain, guided by images and objects Messner collected during his adventures. The museum is 3 km (2 miles) southwest of Bolzano, just off the Appiano exit on the highway to Merano.

    Sigmundskron Castle 53, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39100, Italy
    0471-631264

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €13, Closed Thurs. and mid-Nov.–mid-Mar.
  • 7. Messner Mountain Museum Juval

    Since 1983 this 13th-century castle in the hills above the hamlet of Stava has been the summer home of the South Tyrolese climber and polar...

    Since 1983 this 13th-century castle in the hills above the hamlet of Stava has been the summer home of the South Tyrolese climber and polar adventurer Reinhold Messner—the first climber to conquer Everest solo. Part of the castle has been turned into one of six in Messner's chain of mountain museums, where visitors can view his collection of Tibetan art and masks from around the world. You can download an app to use as a self-guided tour. It's a 10-minute shuttle ride from the parking lot below, plus a 15-minute walk up to the castle, or a 60- to 90-minute hike on local trails; wear sturdy shoes, even if you take the shuttle, as the paths are uneven.

    Juval 3, Castelbello, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39020, Italy
    348-4433871

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €12, shuttle bus €5 round-trip, Closed Wed. and Nov.–late Mar.
  • 8. Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

    This fascinating, comprehensive museum within the 13th-century Bruneck Castle looks at the lives of mountain-dwelling people from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America through artifacts,...

    This fascinating, comprehensive museum within the 13th-century Bruneck Castle looks at the lives of mountain-dwelling people from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America through artifacts, tools, statues, paintings, living spaces, and more. Part of the experience is reaching the castle itself: it's a 15-minute hike up to it on a path accessed just off Brunico's pedestrian area.

    Schlossweg 2, Brunico, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39031, Italy
    0474-410220

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €12, Closed Tues., late Apr.–mid-May, and Nov.–early Dec.
  • 9. MUSE – Museo delle Scienze di Trento

    Extending over six floors, in a 41,000-foot space, this interactive science museum, designed by Renzo Piano, encourages families of all ages to explore science and...

    Extending over six floors, in a 41,000-foot space, this interactive science museum, designed by Renzo Piano, encourages families of all ages to explore science and nature. As befits the region, mountain imagery plays a big part in the displays, and is used to investigate the Dolomites’ history and even life on earth. There’s also a sensory experience room for younger kids up to five years old.

    Corso del Lavoro e della Scienza 3, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, 38122, Italy
    0461-270311

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €11, Closed Mon.
  • 10. Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige

    This museum has gained international fame for Ötzi, its 5,300-year-old iceman, discovered in 1991 and the world's oldest naturally preserved body. In 1998 Italy acquired...

    This museum has gained international fame for Ötzi, its 5,300-year-old iceman, discovered in 1991 and the world's oldest naturally preserved body. In 1998 Italy acquired it from Austria after it was determined that the body lay 100 yards inside Italian territory. The iceman's leathery remains are displayed in a freezer vault, preserved along with his longbow, ax, and clothing. The rest of the museum relies on models and artifacts from nearby archaeological sites, and exhibitions change regularly. An English audio guide leads you not only through Ötzi's Copper Age, but also into the preceding Mesolithic and Neolithic eras, and the Bronze and Iron Ages that followed.

    Via Museo 43, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39100, Italy
    0471-320100

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €13, Closed Mon. Jan.–June and Oct. and Nov., Advance online reservations recommended
  • 11. Promenades

    A stroll along one of Merano's well-marked, impossibly pleasant promenades may yield even better relaxation than time in its famous spa. Passeggiata Tappeiner (Tappeiner's Promenade)...

    A stroll along one of Merano's well-marked, impossibly pleasant promenades may yield even better relaxation than time in its famous spa. Passeggiata Tappeiner (Tappeiner's Promenade) is a 3-km (2-mile) path with panoramic views from the hills north of the Duomo and diverse botanical pleasures along the way. Passeggiata d'Estate (Summer Promenade) runs along the shaded south bank of the Passirio River, and the Passeggiata d'Inverno (Winter Promenade), on the exposed north bank, provides more warmth and the Wandelhalle—a sunny area decorated with idyllic paintings of surrounding villages. The popular Austrian empress Sissi (Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, 1837–98) put Merano on the map as a spa destination; a trail named in her honor, the Sentiero di Sissi (Sissi's Walk), follows a path from Castel Trauttmansdorff to the heart of Merano.

    Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
  • 12. Renon (Ritten) Plateau

    The earth pyramids of Renon Plateau are a bizarre geological formation where erosion has left a forest of tall, thin, needlelike spires of rock, each...

    The earth pyramids of Renon Plateau are a bizarre geological formation where erosion has left a forest of tall, thin, needlelike spires of rock, each topped with a boulder. To get here, take the Soprabolzano cable car from Via Renon, about 300 yards left of the Bolzano train station. At the top, switch to the electric train that takes you to the plateau, which is in Collalbo, just above Bolzano. The cable car takes about 12 minutes and the train takes around 18 minutes. The final 30-minute hike along gentle Trail No. 24 is free.

    Via Renon, Collalbo, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    0471-356100

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: Cable car €10 round-trip, electric train €6 round-trip
  • 13. South Tyrolean Wine Museum

    Head here to learn how local wine has historically been made, stored, served, and worshipped, through a series of entertaining exhibits. ...

    Head here to learn how local wine has historically been made, stored, served, and worshipped, through a series of entertaining exhibits.

    Via dell'Oro 1, Caldaro, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39052, Italy
    0471-963168

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €6, Closed Sun., Mon., and mid-Nov.–Mar.
  • 14. Tre Cime di Lavaredo

    Without a doubt, the Three Peaks—Cima Piccola (9,373 feet), Cima Grande (9,839 feet), and Cima Ovest (9,753 feet)—are the symbols of the Dolomite UNESCO World...

    Without a doubt, the Three Peaks—Cima Piccola (9,373 feet), Cima Grande (9,839 feet), and Cima Ovest (9,753 feet)—are the symbols of the Dolomite UNESCO World Heritage site. From the town of Misurina, only two of the Tre Cime are visible. In order to get up close and personal, drive or take a bus along the dedicated toll road (open May through October; car parking €30). Once at the top, follow Footpath 101 from Rifugio Auronzo to Forcella Laveredo (easy) for about an hour. There are many other footpaths and vie ferrate which allow you to climb the cime and access the base. Rifugi offer hot meals without a reservation, as well as dorm-style lodging, which is best reserved in advance.

    Parco Naturale Tre Cime, Auronzo di Cadore, Veneto, 32041, Italy
    0474-710355
  • 15. Abbazia di Novacella

    This Augustinian abbey founded in 1142 has been producing wine for at least nine centuries and is most famous for the delicate stone-fruit character of...

    This Augustinian abbey founded in 1142 has been producing wine for at least nine centuries and is most famous for the delicate stone-fruit character of its dry white Sylvaner. As you wander the delightful grounds, note the progression of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque building styles. Guided tours of the abbey, in various languages, depart daily, except Sunday. Guided tours of the vineyard are also available, in English, by reservation.

    Via Abbazia 1, Varna, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39040, Italy
    0472-836189

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: Abbey visit €10; wine tastings with vineyard tour €15, Closed Sun., and Mon. Jan.–Mar.
  • 16. Alpe di Siusi Cable Car

    First opened in 1935, the cable car from Ortisei to Alpe di Siusi climbs more than 6,100 feet to the widest plateau in Europe. There...

    First opened in 1935, the cable car from Ortisei to Alpe di Siusi climbs more than 6,100 feet to the widest plateau in Europe. There are more than 57 square km (22 square miles) of Alpine pastures lined with summertime hiking trails. In the winter, 20 ski lifts and cross-country ski paths keep active visitors happy. There is a restaurant at the top of the Mt. Seuc ski lift, or you can pick up a map at the tourist office in Ortisei listing the mountain huts and restaurants that can be reached on foot. Opening days and times depend on the season and daily weather conditions; check the website or call ahead to avoid disappointment.

    Setil Strada 9, Ortisei, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39046, Italy
    0471-797897

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €24 round-trip
  • 17. Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral

    A lacy spire looks down on the mosaic-like roof tiles of the city's Gothic cathedral, built between the 12th and 14th centuries. Inside are 14th-...

    A lacy spire looks down on the mosaic-like roof tiles of the city's Gothic cathedral, built between the 12th and 14th centuries. Inside are 14th- and 15th-century frescoes and an intricately carved stone pulpit dating from 1514. Outside, don't miss the Porta del Vino (Wine Gate) on the northeast side facing the square; decorative carvings of grapes and harvest workers attest to the long-standing importance of wine to this region.

    Piazza della Parrocchia 27, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39100, Italy
    0471-978676

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    Rate Includes: Free
  • 18. Belvedere di Sardagna

    Take the Funivia Trento–Sardagna cable car up to the Belvedere di Sardagna, a lookout point 1,200 feet above medieval Trento. This is open year-round,...

    Take the Funivia Trento–Sardagna cable car up to the Belvedere di Sardagna, a lookout point 1,200 feet above medieval Trento. This is open year-round, but can close due to inclement weather.

    Via Monte Grappa 1, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, 38100, Italy
    0461-232154

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €6 round-trip
  • 19. Boè Cable Car

    This cable car takes hikers and skiers from Corvara up Piz Boè, the highest mountain of the Sella group, at 10,341 feet. Once at the...

    This cable car takes hikers and skiers from Corvara up Piz Boè, the highest mountain of the Sella group, at 10,341 feet. Once at the first station, you can hike the Sella Ronda, ski back down, or ride a chairlift farther up to the Vallon Peak for more challenging skiing or hiking in the warmer months. Paragliding is also popular from the Vallon area.

    Strada Burjé, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39033, Italy
    0471-836073

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: €19 round-trip
  • 20. Campo Carlo Magno

    The stunning pass at Campo Carlo Magno (5,500 feet) is 3 km (2 miles) north of Madonna di Campiglio. This is where Charlemagne is said...

    The stunning pass at Campo Carlo Magno (5,500 feet) is 3 km (2 miles) north of Madonna di Campiglio. This is where Charlemagne is said to have stopped in AD 800 on his way to Rome to be crowned emperor. You, too, can stop here to gaze upon the whole of northern Italy. If you continue north, take the descent with caution—in the space of a mile or so, hairpin turns and switchbacks deliver you down more than 2,000 feet.

    Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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