Luxury holidays in Trentino

The north of the region borders Austria and Switzerland, and stretches to the Unesco-protected Dolomites and enchanting Lake Como in the south. Come winter, white slopes draw avid skiers, and in springtime, the mountainsides are covered with croci and Alpine snowdrops. Rustic villages with pretty bell towers dot the landscape, and spa towns Merano, Lèvico Terme and Peio offer soothing relief for ski-sore limbs. Oenophiles rejoice, these soils produce pinot noir and sparkling wine, perfect when paired with speck, Tyrol’s unctuous smoked ham.

When to go

Trentino’s diverse landscape means varied weather year-round. Autumn brings a romantic golden hue to the hills, winter is crisp and snowy, and spring brings hordes of wild-flowers to the valleys. High season is during the summer, between June and August.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The closest airport to Trentino is Verona Villafranca International Airport, around an hour’s drive from Trento city. Daily British Airways, Alitalia and Lufthansa flights arrive direct from major Italian and European cities.
  • Trains

    From Verona airport, a shuttle-bus runs to Verona Porta Nuova train station. From here, Trenitalia ( runs a service to the city of Trento with a journey time of around 40 minutes.
  • Automobiles

    Trentino is easily navigated by car, and road conditions are good. However, between the 15th of November to the 15th of April, all cars must have snow-tyres or carry snow-chains.