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TRENTO

TRENTO  Apri
Loc. TRENTO, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
35 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Calavino, Levico Terme, Mezzolombardo

Trento e' il capoluogo di regione del Trentino Alto Adige, e' una citta' circondata dalle altissime montagne del Bondone e della Paganella sulla riva sinistra del fiume Adige. Trento ha origini preromane e fu conquistata dai Romani nel 222 a.c. (anticamente si chiamava Tridentum). Passo' successivamente sotto gli Ostrogoti, i Longobardi, e quindi sotto i Franchi e nel X secolo entro' a far parte del Sacro Romano Impero. Dal 1004 al 1800 divenne un principato vescovile , il potere della chiesa cesso' circa nel 1270 quando Trento venne di fatto governata dai conti del Tirolo. Successivamente (dal 1360 circa al 1918) Treno fu sotto il potere degli Asburgo.

TEROLDEGO DOC

TEROLDEGO DOC  Apri
Loc. MEZZOLOMBARDO TN, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
23 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Trento, Romeno, Egna
The Teroldego, excellence in wine production cellar Rotaliana, this wine is vigorous, powerful, with a dry, slightly tannic and full-bodied. His youth is responsible for its intense ruby color, with delicate notes of violet. Its unmistakable scent is rich in nuances reminiscent of violets and raspberries. Famous and celebrated are the places of production Teroldego: Pasquari, Novali, Braide, Entichiar, Sorteselle and Teroldeghe Maso Cervara, all areas subject to specific production rules that regulate the different stages of wine production process (from the vine to table) and defining the various denominations of origin present in the Province of Trento Teroldego, namely Trentino, Adige Valley and Rotaliano. This is high quality wine and having organoleptic characteristics of a unique and unmistakable originality, especially in the perfume, which do not occur or are found in products produced from grapes of the same variety grown out of the field Rotaliano. This area is ideal habitat Teroldego and an integral part of the wine itself, since, thanks to its perfect climate for growing grapes, traces in a sense the physical features. However, the area is not the only element that allows the Teroldego the cantina Rotaliana stand out. Year after year, in fact, the winery continues to consolidate the value of the wine quality of its products through constant research and experimentation, and then only by making wine grapes suitable, carefully ing the cultivation areas and respecting the right balance of the environment. The Teroldego has rightly been called the prince of Trentino wines, the wine that best embodies the character, generosity and the quality of the wine-making resources of this region. A wine already mentioned in manus dating back to 1500, the finest expression of large capacity wine cellar Rotaliana.

LAKE OF CAREZZA

LAKE OF CAREZZA  Apri
Loc. LAKE OF CAREZZA, NOVA LEVANTE BOLZANO, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
24 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 1332 mt. a.s.l.  Area Gummer, Tires, Nova Ponente

In western Dolomites, only six kilometres from Nova Levante, there is a small, emerald green mountain lake, in which the Catinaccio and Latemar are reflected: lake Carezza. Due to its impressing colours, in Ladin language it is called ''''Lec de Ergobando'''' (rainbow lake). But its colours are not the only reason& According to legends, once upon a time there was a beautiful mermaid living in the lake, which wizard Masare was in love with. In order to seduce her, the which Lanwerda advises him to dress up as jewel merchant and throw a rainbow from Catinaccio to Latemar. That is also what he did, but he forgot to dress up. That is why the mermaid detected him and forever disappeared in the lake. The wizard was angry and threw all the pieces of the rainbow as well as the jewels into the lake. That''''s why it still features rainbow colours& The lake is fed by subterraneous springs from the Latemar mountian chain and his water level is constantly changing. The highest level is achived in spring, the lowest level in October. In summer months the lake is fed by snow melt. In winter the ''''Dolomite fairytale lake'''' is frozen and covered by snow, which is very impressing. If you would like to relax, enjoy a walk round the lake. Not far from Lago di Carezza, there is the Carezza Golf Club - a 9-hole golf course embedded in great scenery.

PARCO NATURALE PANEVEGGIO - PALE DI SAN MARTINO

PARCO NATURALE PANEVEGGIO - PALE DI SAN MARTINO  Apri
Loc. PARCO NATURALE PANEVEGGIO - PALE DI SAN MARTINO, LOCALITA' CASTELPIETRA, 2, TONADICO TN, ITAL - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
42 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Piè Falcade, Agordo, Sovramonte
  Brochure PDF
A world of water, rocks, forests The park is situated in the eastern part of the Province of Trento, is characterized by three distinct geographical units and landscapes. The northern sector is occupied by Paneveggio Forest, 2,700 hectares of spruce forest protected for a long time. The area includes the south eastern part of the Dolomites chain of the Pale di San Martino. The western sector is represented by the chain of porphyry Lagorai. There are various natural environments: from rock faces and scree to the grasslands and alpine meadows, rushing streams from a tranquil lakes, forests of fir mixed deciduous forests, glaciers to the bogs.

PARCO NATURALE SCILIAR-CATINACCIO

PARCO NATURALE SCILIAR-CATINACCIO  Apri
Loc. PARCO NATURALE SCILIAR-CATINACCIO, CASTELROTTO BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
30 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Nova Levante, Collepietra, Gummer
The Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park, and the late landscape protection area of the Alpe di Siusi, with as many as 55 square miles Alpe largest in Europe, a natural unity. The Sciliar, who gave his name to the massive nature park, is considered with its two peaks Santner and Euringer one of the emblems of South Tyrol. In the area of natural park within the towns of Castelrotto, Fie' Schlern and Tiers. In 2003 it was expanded the area of the protected area in the municipality of Tires. And then also the imposing mass of the Rosengarten is then joined the National Park. The Sciliar is embraced by mixed forests of conifers. Included in the park is also the natural pond Fie, which instead is surrounded by a band of Scots pine forest. The surface of the pond is 1 acre, of which half is occupied by reeds (biotope). The pond is Fie' especially in summer a popular destination in the park. The great and unique variety of flora and fauna found here perfect condition. Typical fauna of the mountain forests around the Sciliar are for example the cruise and the alpine willow tit. But even chamois, eagles, ravens and alpine choughs are not a rarity in this area. Even the world of wildlife is impressive: Here grow plants such as crocus and the rhododendron, the ear of the bear and the columbine of Einsele. At the entrance of Val Ciamin Weißlahnbad in the town, near the old sawmill Steger Sage driven by a water mill, is the Visitor Center Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park. The structure informs visitors about the geology of the Sciliar, but also evolution and natural features of the Dolomites. And also a rare example of a Venetian sawmill can be admired.

OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO MAX VALIER

OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO MAX VALIER  Apri
Loc. SAN VALENTINO IN CAMPO BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
18 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 1116 mt. a.s.l.  Area Nova Ponente, Collepietra, Nova Levante
In the holiday Rosengarten and in more detail in Karneid near Collepietra to about 1,350 m high is the first and only astronomical observatory in South Tyrol. It was opened in June 2002 and since then, every year attracts many interested persons to observe and explore the magical world of interplanetary space. The observatory consists of a domed building. Inside the dome is a high 6 m telescope mirror, a viewing platform on which were placed several small telescopes and a conference room. Here are some technical data for all lovers of astronomy who want to have more information: telescope mirror Astrooptik Keller (80 cm Cassegrain f10 / f6, drive clutch) - lenses - Takahashi telescope (152 mm APO refractor telescope, f6). And even a trip to the planetarium path of course should not miss during a visit to the observatory. And those who prefer to pay a visit to see the night sky covered with stars, the moon and various other images that will surely not be able to forget. By the way: The observatory is operated by amateur astronomers who have chosen the position of the observatory! Opening hours: > The Planet Trail is open year round with free access. Guided tours are offered on the route every Friday at 10.30 am. Reservation request! > Guided tours take place every Thursday evening throughout the year. Reservation request! > Guided extraordinary are possible in the days Wednesday and Friday by appointment only.

SPECK ALTO ADIGE

SPECK ALTO ADIGE  Apri
Loc. BOLZANO BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
18 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Bozen, Collepietra, Nova Ponente
  Brochure PDF
The term 'speck' first appears in Tyrol's history in documents dated back to the 18th century. However, the word makes was first used under different names and definitions in the trade registers and butchers' ordinance as far back as the year 1200. The term has its roots in the Middle High German word 'spec' and the Ancient High German word 'spek' and actually translates into 'something thick, fat.' South Tyrol's history documents that South Tyrolean farmers originally cured speck to preserve the meat. The ham was intended for home consumption. Traditionally, pigs were slaughtered during the Christmas Season. The production of speck ensured that farmer's had a supply of preserved meat for the entire year. The ham recipe was carefully guarded and handed down from generation to generation. The ancestral seasoning secrets from more than 100 years ago still give the speck its typical taste today. Speck Alto Adige is in no way related to the standard fatty pork belly speck described by the common German term. Speck is the result of a combination of two methods used to preserve meat: the standard Mediterranean style curing process for raw ham and smoking, which is a process typically used in Northern Europe. As a result, a unique South Tyrolean ham was created based on the traditional rule 'a little salt, a little smoke and a lot of fresh air.' Speck is an ingredient used in numerous typical South Tyrolean dishes, such as the South Tyrolean Speck Dumplings. In South Tyrol, this ham paired with bread and wine, is the main component in the genuine 'Marende' and the typical South Tyrolean snack platter. Over the centuries, Speck Alto Adige has been continually upgraded and is now considered a star ingredient by many award-winning chefs.

MONASTERO DI SABIONA

MONASTERO DI SABIONA  Apri
Loc. SALITA SABIONA, 21, CHIUSA BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
40 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Tires, Varna, Collepietra
The monastery Saben (in German Kloster Saben) stands on a high cliff which oversees the town of Klausen in the Inn Valley, South Tyrol. Sabiona is the spiritual home in the Tyrol and is one of the oldest Christian monuments of the region and the Alps. It was the Bishopric of Tyrol (diocese of Sabiona), before moving the same in Bressanone around the year 1000. Monastery can be visited starting from the town of Klausen and walking along the path of an ancient Via Crucis. Just below the walls of the fortress defense, within the vineyard, lie buried traces of the first Episcopal Cathedral, whose foundations date back to the fifth and sixth centuries, have been studied by a team of archaeologists in 1982-1983 and then reinterrate with care for more effective conservation. Alternatively there is a walk that starts from Velturno up to the fortress (the term is sometimes used as a fortress in the Middle Ages Sabiona was also a castle which pitted several times resistance to many attacks). On the Acropolis of Tyrol you can visit the ancient chapel of the Virgin, the monastery church, the church of the Holy Cross and the memorial fountain. The church of the Holy Cross has been for over four hundred years, the Episcopalian, who only shortly before the year 1000, it was moved to Brixen. The defense of the cliff of the monastery is a bit 'lower also the Captain's Tower, also called Castel Branzoll. Currently and for nearly three hundred years, the monastery is home to a community of Benedictine nuns, who are currently only 11 and live in seclusion

WWF: OASI VALTRIGONA

WWF: OASI VALTRIGONA  Apri
Loc. TELVE TRENTINO, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
35 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Vetriolo, Levico Terme, Bosco
  Brochure PDF
L 'Oasi WWF Valtrigona is a small valley in the Lagorai chain . The Oasis is located within the City of Telve (Tn) . The area of 236 hectares, is an interesting hanging valley , situated between 1,600 and 2,200 meters above sea level , on the right bank of Calamento Valley , in the chain of Lagorai , in the Province of Trento. It includes two small subgroups ranges, respectively to Top Pastronezze ( 2182 meters) and Cima Agnelezza ( 2234 meters ), separated from the incision Fork Valtrigona ( 2112 meters) . The entrance fee Oasis is located at 1600 meters Malga Valtrigona hosts the Oasis Visitor Center and the structures of logistical support for the staff working in the management of the Oasis , while Agnelezza hut serves as a support for the pastor who leads the animals in the summer season in the alpine . In the same building there is a small camp , dedicated to Roberto Spagolla , always open, it offers the possibility to warm up and repair if necessary . environment The Valtrigona is a small valley in the Lagorai chain , and extends to an altitude of between 1,600 and 2,200 meters above sea level . This represents a significant change in climate , which is reflected on the flora and fauna . The lower part is covered with forests of spruce, while at higher altitudes dominate the larch and pine , and a dense shrub vegetation . Flora and fauna Forest of spruce , larch, pine , fir and some , in addition to broadleaf trees such as mountain ash and alder . The part is made up of shrubby mountain pine, dwarf juniper , rhododendron, blueberry. Among mammals, deer , roe deer, chamois , marmot, fox , stoat , weasel, marten , mountain hare , squirrel. Among the birds, the capercaillie , black grouse , ptarmigan , grouse , golden eagle, goshawk , sparrow hawk , kestrel, little owl , raven, alpine chough , nutcracker , black woodpecker , great spotted woodpecker . Amphibians include frogs , Alpine newt . Among the reptiles , viviparous lizard and adder .

PARCO NATURALE MONTE CORNO

PARCO NATURALE MONTE CORNO  Apri
Loc. PARCO NATURALE MONTE CORNO, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
6 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Mezzolombardo, Romeno, Bozen
The natural park to the south of South Tyrol spans altitudes of 300-1700 m and offers thanks to its location and the sub-Mediterranean climate a wide variety of plant associations. The Monte Corno Nature Park covers an area of 6,866 hectares in the municipalities Altrei, Montan, Neumarkt, and Salorno Truden. The protected area is bounded on the north by the Passo di S. Lugano (Trentino), south-east from the Valley of Cembra (Trentino) and to the west by the Adige Valley between Neumarkt and the Salurner Klause. Morphologically we can distinguish two zones in the territory of the natural park: A part consists of limestone and dolomite in the other part predominates Bozen quartz porphyry. Of all the national parks in South Tyrol this protected area includes the largest variety of flora and fauna. This is due to its low altitude and therefore the presence of a sub-Mediterranean climate. Among the various species we can find the spotted salamander, dormice or the hoopoe. As for the vegetable world stand the wild lily, orchids and anemones. In an old mill electric Truden was opened Visitor Center Monte Corno Nature Park. Among other things, this mill is still in use today. Visitors found at this center information in regard to the specific natural, rural landscapes, history and culture of the various hiking possibilities in the area of the natural park.

NATURNO

NATURNO  Apri
Loc. NATURNO SOUTH TYROL, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
43 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Parcines, Merano, Moso In Passiria
  Brochure PDF
Today Naturno is one of the most popular holiday resorts in South Tyrol being one of the most developed areas in the economy and tourism in the region . The country with its 5,500 inhabitants belong to a geographical point of view , while the Val Venosta , from an administrative standpoint , falls under the control of Burgraviato / Merano. Of the 67 square kilometers of the municipal area, the valley is inhabited by approx. 550 m above sea level to the highest mountain farms located approx. 1,700 m above sea level. The inhabitants Naturnser live in the main village and are scattered between its three fractions Cirlano , and Tabla' He was between the two and the slopes of the valley bordered by the Monte Sole and Monte Tramontana . The reopening of Vinschgerbahn and the opening of two new tunnel ring Naturnser and Stava , allowed relief center Naturnser from heavy traffic. The reduction in traffic and the reorganization of the country , in fact, continually absorb a lot of energy . At the moment 97% approx. Naturnser of the inhabitants belong to the German-speaking group , 2.9% in the Italian and 0.04 % Ladin . Agriculture and tourism have long tradition here , the valley floor is the fruit to characterize the landscape, especially the cultivation of apples occupies a very important role . Up to an altitude of 900 m, is also cultivated grapes. In addition, on both slopes , that of Monte Sole and the Monte Tramontana , there are still traditional farms for dairy production . Thanks to the mild climate , in the gardens of the houses also grow fruits such as kiwi , figs and , in very sunny places , even lemons. And so we find ourselves in Naturno between palm trees and pastures , with breathtaking views ranging from glaciers to the screws. A short distance from the border with Austria and Switzerland , located just 13 km from the city of Merano , along the ancient Roman road called Via Claudia Augusta , tourism in the country can boast a long tradition. The approximately 315 days of sunshine a year in Naturno offer the ideal conditions for a unique and very diverse vegetation , found especially in the vast Texel Group Nature Park in the north and also on the wooded Norderberg south . Here, even during normal daily activities , there is always room to do a relaxing short break capable of giving to that special holiday that I do not know ...

CASTEL TOBLINO

CASTEL TOBLINO  Apri
Loc. CASTEL TOBLINO, CALAVINO TN, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
43 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 252 mt. a.s.l.  Area Ponte Arche, Trento, Arco
The Castel Toblino (Schloß Toblin in the texts of German language) is a rare example of a castle lake. Located in the Valley of Lakes between Padergnone and Sarche in the municipality of Calavino, in the province of Trento. The hotel is perched on a small peninsula and protected wet the lakeshore. Its location has obvious reasons of defense strategy that takes advantage here is the natural conditions of the terrain, and the presence of the important road junction linking Trento and the valleys of the Sarca and the Churches. The square shape of the complex is one of the signs of greater interest in the large circular tower, certainly the most obvious of the pre-existing medieval. The wide crenellated walls surrounding the entire complex and the large park surrounding the residence adds a further distinctive. Currently the castle is privately owned and is used as a restaurant. The castle owes its fame, as well as the beauty of the environment, to the many legends that aroused. According to one of these, of literary and not born of the popular imagination, Toblino would have been in the seventeenth century place of delight for Claudia daughter of Lodovico Particle, a native of Fossombrone, with Carlo Emanuele Madruzzo, Prince Bishop of Trento and last of Madruzzo. Proved futile pleas to the Pope in order to obtain the dissolution of priestly vows, the prelate would be abandoned to a sinful relationship with Claudia. This report was chosen by Benito Mussolini as the subject of his historical novel The Lover of the Cardinal. Claudia Particle, written in 1910. A set of legends relatively recently created to stimulate the imagination of visitors, see Carlo Emanuele conspirator's death Claudia and her brother Vincent, both tragically drowned in the lake. Another story tells of the thwarted love of Aliprando Toblino with Geneva, the beautiful castle of Stenico. One night when he came home Aliprando riding along a trail was ed by Graziadeo Castel Campo his rival in love.

VAL D'EGA

VAL D'EGA  Apri
Loc. VALLE D'EGA, CORNEDO ALL'ISARCO BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
17 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Gummer, Collepietra, Bolzano
The Val d'Ega in South Tyrol with its villages are well exposed to the sun, Nova Ponente, Obereggen, Ega, Monte San Pietro, Nova Levante, Caress and Collepietra is a paradise for those who love to walk along the many miles of roads and trails well marked: from easy to medium difficulty tours through extensive flowering meadows, woods and refreshing green pastures you pass the most difficult hiking, via ferrata in the high mountains. The season begins in mid-May, when the meadows are in the midst of their glory, covered by many varieties of flowers, and the peaks of the Rosengarten and Latemar will illuminate red in the evening to get a unique spectacle of nature, a real spectacle for eyes. The public transport service well structured comfortably leads hikers to the starting point of many beautiful hikes. Who likes to go mountain biking or simply want to climb once on the bike, here is the right place. The plateau offers many possibilities for excursions for the whole family. At the Astronomical Observatory of Valentine's Day on clear nights in the summer now everyone has the opportunity to admire the great firmament. Led by specialists you get closer to the wonders of space. Hike around Rosengarten starting from Rifugio A. Fronza to Coronelle or from Rifugio Paolina. Hiking: 200 km of marked hiking trails, walking, hiking tours, historical and cultural, coach for hikers. Alpine School. Culture: classical music concerts, the band, folklore evenings, parties and exhibitions. Scenic chairlift Oberholz Obereggen 1550-2100 m. Malghe open from May to October. Excursions: Tour of the Dolomites, Innsbruck, Girlfriend in Merano. Golf: Golf Monte San Pietro 18-hole Golf Karersee-Carezza 9 holes. Sports: tennis, table tennis, volleyball, soccer fields, children's playground, bowling, mini golf, polygon. Horseback Riding in Nova Ponente, Obereggen, and Carezza Nova Levante. Mountain Bike Hire and driving. Via ferrata in the Val d'Ega: The Via Ferrata Roda di Vael is distinguished primarily by the wonderful panoramic view of the Dolomite peaks and valleys. The Via Ferrata Masare' is one of the most beautiful and varied climbing routes in the Dolomites. Leads around and on the southern crest of the Rosengarten. The Via Ferrata Santner in Rosengarten is short and entirely made safe with a steel cable. There are passages of the degree of difficulty. The Steeples of the Via Ferrata starts Obereggen and leads to the bivouac, where you can continue the hike to the summit Latemar and Caress in the Val d'Ega.

SANTUARIO DI S. ROMEDIO

SANTUARIO DI S. ROMEDIO  Apri
Loc. SAN ROMEDIO TN, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
17 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Mezzolombardo, Egna, Bozen
The sanctuary of St. Romedius is a shrine dedicated to the figure of St. Romedius - situated on a steep rock outcrop, the beautiful natural scenery of the Val di Non, in the municipality of Coredo. The sanctuary consists of five churches built over a period of about nine hundred years between 1000 and 1918. The five churches were built in the shelter of a steep rock face and are joined together by a spectacular staircase of 130 steps. It is visited every year by about 200,000 people, and is guarded by two brothers of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi. Romedius lived between the fourth and fifth centuries, the heir of a wealthy Bavarian family, lord of a castle near Innsbruck and owner of saline in the valley; After a pilgrimage to Rome, he gave all his possessions to the church and retired to a hermitage in the Val di Non in some caves still exist today in the vicinity of the sanctuary. They followed him two companions, Abraham and David. It is said that one day, having to go to Trento to greet Vigilio, then bishop of the city, he asked David to saddle the horse: the disciple returned with the news that a bear had mauled the horse. Romedius was unimpressed and ordered him to saddle the bear, which - here's the miracle - meekly allowed himself to put the saddle, then Romedius leading up to Trent. This episode is remembered by a wooden statue placed next to a triumphal arch at the entrance of the Sanctuary. For over five hundred years, the rock that housed the ancient shrine stood naked, with a staircase discovery and some newsstands now disappeared. At the bottom were the stables, shelters for pilgrims and the caretaker's cottage. The original church dedicated to St. Romedius was built around 1000 on the tomb of the saint, with stones brought up there by the ancient pilgrims. The cult of St Romedius was officially recognized by the Church in 1300 and the devotion to the Holy town increased greatly in the fifteenth century, when the sanctuary was crowded by many pilgrims who brought votive offerings. In 1489 began the construction of the second church dedicated to St. George. Then in 1514 it was built the church of St. Michael in 1536 and the main church of St. Romedius. In the same period (sixteenth century) is the bell tower, still in Gothic-Cles. For the last was erected in 1918, the church of the Addolorata, as a sign of thanks to the Virgin for the newfound peace after the tragedy of the First World War. In 1700 the sanctuary dressed to the nines, accompanying the pilgrim visitor to the threshold of the tomb of the holy hermit Romedius. Buildings are rebuilt from scratch at the ground floor used for the reception of pilgrims, at the stalls and barns. The churches are embraced with the construction of 'apartment Counts and the gallery (1725), the sacristy and the library at the top. The second part of the staircase is covered and then animated with the newsstands of the mysteries of Christ's passion. Above the chapel of St. George rising two-bedroom dwelling; Finally, the entrance arch is erected on the sacred place (1770). During the twentieth century have been added, as well as the chapel of the parking lot with the shrine of St. Romedius (1907) and the enclosure for the Bears (1990). The bears were kept here transferred to the wildlife park Spormaggiore. Only at the beginning of 2013 a bear called Bruno, from the Abruzzo National Park was transferred to the sanctuary.

LAGO DI TOBLINO

LAGO DI TOBLINO  Apri
Loc. LAGO DI TOBLINO, CALAVINO TN, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
44 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 24 mt. a.s.l.  Area Ponte Arche, Trento, Arco
Lake Toblino (Tobliner See in German) is a small alpine lake in the valley located in Trentino, surrounded by a lush reeds and vegetation particularly interesting. The lake and the surrounding area has been d a natural habitat for both botanical interests both ethological, and is as such protected by the Autonomous Province of Trento. Bathing is not technically prohibited, but the low temperature of the water and strong currents strongly advise against it. It is located at an altitude of 245 meters above sea level, and occupies the terminal part of the Valley of the Lakes, not far from Trento, near the villages of Padergnone, Sarche, Vezzano and Calavino. The lake was formed by damming by an alluvial fan created by the exit of the gorge of the River Sarca Limaro'. It is a basin with very small dimensions; Moreover, after the construction of the nearby waterworks Santa Massenza, in 1951, has triggered a process of sedimentation that, in addition to slightly muddy the waters, it is slowly decreasing depth. The lake is in a unique condition, in terms of climate and the nearby mountains show the typical characteristics of the alpine areas, the action in the valley of the lake and foothills of the mild climate of Lake Garda allow the development of sub-Mediterranean species or even in cultivation of Mediterranean species. For this reason, since 1992 the biotope Lake Toblino is protected. We can find as deciduous conifers, and therefore pines but also oaks, willows and oaks. In the lower river basin have also thrived plants laurel, rosemary, lemon and olive trees. There are, of course, lake and marsh species (water lilies, reeds, lamineti). As for wildlife, should be mentioned at least one lake. In addition to fish species (eg trout), the most interest is represented by water birds: there are ducks, swans, coots, mallards, Cetti's warbler, the great crested grebe and the gray heron. But one must not forget the pre-Alpine and Alpine fauna of the surrounding areas to the water.

WWF: OASI INGHIAIE

WWF: OASI INGHIAIE  Apri
Loc. LEVICO TERME, TRENTINO, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
37 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Vetriolo, Folgaria, Rotzo
  Brochure PDF
The Oasis is located within a Site of Community Importance in the municipality of Levico Terme ( Trento). The area of 1.5 hectares, is a fragment of the wetlands that once characterized the valley , among the most important surviving in Valsugana. environment The Biotope Inghiaie , Site of Community Importance , is located in the valley on the right bank of the Rio Vena , lying at the bottom of a large alluvial fan . Partly covered by woods and partly occupied by wet meadow , is a fragment of the wetlands that once characterized the valley basin, among the best left in Valsugana if not in the entire Trentino. The area is crossed Inghiaie comb by numerous ditches and streams that flow into the Rio Vena , the most beautiful and significant example of a natural stream of plain Valsugana. Flora and fauna The wide open spaces covered with peat mostly of sedges are wet meadows , generally employed by the generates a grass Molinia ( Molinia coerulea ) . Other interesting plants observed with relative ease are the orchids , gentians and many others. This alluvial fan , flat and gravel , with water subaffioranti , forms the basis for a thicket swamp characterized by the presence of black and white alder , willow , hawthorn, black poplar and ash . The riparian forest on the sides of the Rio Vena is well represented constituting an environment of extreme importance for the sustenance and shelter for resident and migratory birds . And ' verifying the presence of moorhen and mallard . In spring you can see the gray heron , the bittern , the Reed Bunting and often the black kite . Among the amphibians of this environment must be reported as the green frog , red frog , the spotted salamander , while among the reptiles we have to remember the grass snake , the natrix tessellated , the grass snake , the lizard .

CARCERI AUSTRO-UNGARICHE DI TRENTO

CARCERI AUSTRO-UNGARICHE DI TRENTO  Apri
Loc. TRENTO - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
35 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Calavino, Levico Terme, Mezzolombardo
The Autonomous Province of Trento involved the demolition of the old prison of Trento - designed in 1876 by Austrian architect Karl Schaden and symbol of the Austro-Hungarian kingdom - following the planned construction of a new Prison. The Austro-Hungarian prisons and the old Palace of Justice are parts of a single monument and their architectural value is given not just from being a monument end in itself, but a building unit, a unique set that must be safeguarded and respected. The difference in the architectural language was solely due to the different functions of the buildings. An error d wanted by the Superintendent in 1993 prisons an artifact-free historical and artistic value, while being maintained on the bond Courthouse. This mistake would be merely a bureaucratic facilitation for small adjustments functional building prisons. In an era when no one imagined that one day you could think of the demolition of the building. The warden asked it on a sheet of plain paper: The building is protected?, The Superintendent replied in a few days: After consulting architect ... the commission states that the prison is devoid of historical and artistic value this without any internal inspection and without documentation. Have been collected over 5,000 signatures in the Census of Places of the Heart in 2008 and have been realized thanks to the many meetings of the Delegation of Trento. In 2010, the FAI has presented an extraordinary appeal to the Head of State to prevent the demolition of the prisons. The provincial government by a resolution was withdrawn from the Findings of the head of state forcing the FAI to turn to the TAR, also requiring a suspension of the work. The Administrative Court rejected the appeal of the FAI. In May 2011, the FAI has appealed to the Council of State against the decision of the TAR of Trent; in June 2011, the FAI and Italy Nostra write to the Director General of the State Property to urge him to ask the Superintendent to initiate the procedure of verification of cultural prison. Despite the negative outcome of the appeal, in April 2013, the Provincial Councillor for Personnel, Local Authorities and Public Works, Mauro Gilmozzi, communicates a willingness to reconsider the need to break down the structure of the prison, reversing the line so far followed by Province who in late 2011 had approved the final design for the rationalization of the new judicial center. On 20 February 2014 was finally averted the danger of demolition of the old prisons, following a decision of the Autonomous Province of Trento, which has determined that the project of the new judicial center of the city, which included the demolition of the structure of Austro-Hungarian, and is resized consequently the prisons are not torn down but recovered fully.

MASSICCIO DEL SASSOLUNGO

MASSICCIO DEL SASSOLUNGO  Apri
Loc. SELVA DI VAL GARDENA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
43 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 3149 mt. a.s.l.  Area Provincia di Trento, San Martino in Badia, Arabba
Sassolungo , located in the western Dolomites , is located between the Val Gardena, Val di Fassa , the Sella group and the Rosengarten . The shape of the mountain is almost circular and is only open to the northwest. Ben 230 million years ago has developed Sassolungo . The group includes ( listed clockwise) : Sassolungo ( 3,181 m) , the Spallone Sassolungo , Punta Five Fingers ( 2,996 m) , Sasso Levante ( 3,126 m) , the Tower Innerkofler ( 3,081 m above sea level) , the Tooth and Sasso Piatto ( 2,969 m). Especially Sassolungo and Sasso Piatto are suitable for countless tours between nature and the alpine landscape . The highest peak of the group is Sassolungo with a height of 3,181 m above sea level . In addition, well-known and popular destination , you will get the City of Stone Passo Sella. The itinerary promises a varied flora and fauna to discover. Refuge Sassopiatto The shelter is located at 2,300 meters above sea level , in the heart of the Dolomites, a perfect spot for many pleasant walks and excursions to compelling the Rosengarten , the Schlern , through the Alpe di Siusi , the Sella group and the Marmolada. The refuge is located in a scenic location in the middle of a very quiet nature of incredible beauty. Excursion to the shelter Sassopiatto We take the cable car from Campitello ( Val di Fassa ) up to the Col Rodella a great vantage point to Sassolungo, Sella and Marmolada. We walk a short descent to the North- West which leads us to the top of the path Frederick Augustus . A path at high altitude (2250-2300 approximately ) at the foot of the southern slope of Sassolungo where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Val Duron and Rosengarten . Along the way we find refuge Pertini and continuing for about 30 minutes we arrive at the shelter Sassopiatto . Situated on a large pasture offers excellent views towards the Alpe di Siusi .

CORNEDO-COLLEPIETRA

CORNEDO-COLLEPIETRA  Apri
Loc. COLLEPIETRA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
21 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 826 mt. a.s.l.  Area Nova Ponente, Gummer, Bolzano
The quiet mountain village of Collepietra is located at 820 m asl and is part of the municipality of Cornedo. Embraced by the majestic peaks such as those of the group Latemar Schlern or even the Rosengarten, the country offers many opportunities for those who are fond of hiking and climbing. Here, away from heavily trafficked areas, you can relax and enjoy of 'fresh air and unspoiled nature. A popular excursion destination is the Trail of Legends, which takes you through open meadows and woods to the earth pyramids of Collepietra. These columns of earth, protected by a rock that is located on top of the pyramid, have been formed by a particular type of erosion and are located just above the country. Those concerned with culture suggest a visit to the museum of Collepietra, where you can venture out on an unforgettable journey through the history of Tyrol. The peasant life, traditional costumes, the 'almost forgotten crafts as well as painful memories of war are the central themes of the museum, one of the finest of its kind in South Tyrol.

TERME DI LEVICO E VETRIOLO

TERME DI LEVICO E VETRIOLO  Apri
Loc. TERME DI LEVICO E VETRIOLO, VETRIOLO TRENTINO, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
34 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Levico Terme, Telve, Folgaria
  Brochure PDF
A water rich in iron ideal for the treatment of many diseases such as respiratory problems , rheumatic affections in addition to stress in general. The hot springs are located between the center of Levico and 1500 meters of height Vitriol in the Upper Valsugana peace , surrounded by alpine lakes of Levico and and the vast and unexplored Lagorai Mountains. An Alpine - pristine lake , with a pleasant climate and temperate , ideal for restoring the mental well-being . The Acqua Forte di Levico , unique in Italy and rare in Europe , already known in the Middle Ages, flowing at over 1500 m. height from dolomite rocks at a temperature of 9 ° C , with a strongly acidic PH . It is a water sulphate - arsenical - ferruginous for the presence of arsenic and a high iron content , components that determine a sedative action on the nervous tem through an antioxidant mechanism . The thermal waters are also other trace elements : copper, manganese , nickel, cobalt and zinc. The arsenical - ferruginous water of Terme di Levico and Vitriol is indicated in the treatment and prevention of : & diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract infections : sinusitis, laryngitis , bronchitis, including children & arthro-rheumatic and locomotor : arthritis, rheumatism , arthritis, osteoarthritis and other degenerative diseases , sequelae of fractures & diseases of the female genital tract : painful sclerosis of the pelvic connective tissue , leukorrhea , vaginitis , pelvic neuritis and neuralgia , female infertility & skin diseases : psoriasis and dermatitis & anxiety syndromes : neurosis , neurasthenia , neurodistonia & inhalations ( inhalations, nasal showers , pulmonary ventilation ) & mud bath therapy & hydrotherapy (thermal baths , whirlpools ) & vaginal douches & massage therapy musculoskeletal For spa treatments and the Terme di Levico Vitriol are affiliated with the National Health Service. A new wellness area where you rely on a proven team of professionals to find the best treatments in a refined and exclusive environment. Health and well-being through massage therapy treatments, shiatsu, physiotherapy, gymnastics in water, which together with the new Kneipp pool and Whirlpool, are aimed at improving the mental and physical balance of the person.

BOLZANO

BOLZANO  Apri
Loc. BOLZANO, SOUTH TYROL, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
16 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Bolzano, Collepietra, Nova Ponente
Bolzano fascinates with its two faces. Two real souls that live in perfect harmony, a continuous exchange cultural and linguistic. For centuries the capital was privileged center of trade between the Italian regions and those Germanic. Sign of this story is to be found today in churches, noble palaces, in the streets and squares. Bolzano in South Tyrol cuisine and in particular the Central European traditions blend with the most typical Mediterranean. In the fall there is also a particular tradition, Torggelen in the time of harvest, the typical South Tyrolean farms offer their seasonal products, like bacon, wine, chestnuts, walnuts and of course the new wine. In Bolzano there is an air of nature: the green is intertwined with the urban architecture. A walk or a jog along the paths citizens, up in the highlands surrounding Bolzano with one of the three cable cars, a bike ride: always an unforgettable encounter with nature. Bolzano is worth a visit all year round and offers many traditional events: the Spring Market and the Festival of flowers in spring, summer with Bolzano Sudtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige, the Bolzano Danza, the concerts of youth orchestras, the Busoni Competition, the autumn with the Festival of bands and finally the winter with the Christmas Market, the BOclassic, guided tours to the Places of love and the Family Festival. The town meetings can only have a vocation to be a real congress citadel. Bolzano organizer of conferences offers an extensive network of hotels, castles, multifunctional centers. All able to accommodate guests who do business.

MERANO

MERANO  Apri
Loc. MERANO BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
39 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Parcines, Naturno, Moso In Passiria
Merano is located at 324 m above sea level , in the heart of a valley , where flow into the three valleys : the Val Venosta , Val Passiria and Val d'Adige . The particular geographical position , sheltered from the high mountains of the Texel , affects the climate is mild and temperate , making possible the massive presence of Mediterranean and tropical plants that give life to a game of striking contrasts with the characters Alpine , typical of this area . Historic town of Merano A walk not to be missed is certainly one that will take you to discover the historic center of Merano between medieval streets , historic gates and walls of the city , elegant buildings in a pure Art Nouveau style dating from the nineteenth and twentieth century , churches and sacred buildings of different faiths , different styles of gardens and parking . The heart of the city beats between historical and modern dynamism , within a framework of architectural balance between noble heritage and avant-garde. The old town is situated north of the Passer River, which bisects the city , and includes the stretch of Portici that connects Piazza del Grano with Piazza Duomo, the Steinach district , Via Leonardo da Vinci, Via delle Corse and the three doors towns , still preserved today. The Course Liberty, Theatre Square , Piazza della Rena, the Post Bridge and the bridge of the theater form the city center today , largely pedestrian area . Kurhaus It is the building lines Liberty , symbol of the city and serves as a beautiful setting at the Christmas Market of Merano. The Kurhaus is reflected by the Passer river on one side and the other overlooks Corso Liberta'. Its halls are traditionally cultural and society events , conferences, exhibitions , celebrations and gala evenings. Museums Custodians of history and stories , museums Merano tell so impressive, educational and always entertaining, the great past and present of the fascinating city and its expressions Museums open during the Markets : & Merano Arte Via Portici 163 , tel. 0473 212643 www.kunstmeranoarte.org & Prince's Castle Via delle Corse 42 / a , tel. 0473 236015 www.gemeinde.meran.bz.it & Museum Rennweg 42 / a , Phone 0039 0473 236015 www.gemeinde.meran.bz.it & Museum of Women 2 Maynard Street , tel. 0473 231216 www.museia.it & Jewish Museum Schiller Street 14 , Tel. 0473 236127 moked.it / meranoebraica & Museum of Typewriters Kirchplatz 10 , Parcines tel . 0473 967581 www.schreibmaschinenmuseum.com / index.html castles & Rametz Castle Via Labers 4 , tel. 0473 211011 & Kallmunz Castle Piazza della Rena 12 , tel. 0473 212917 & Castel Cat & Powder Ruin overlooking the city of Merano , set on Tappeinerweg . From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century served as a store of gunpowder . & Castel Pinzenau Maia Alta Via Pienzenau 6 , tel. 0473 235979 www.pienzenau.com & Castel Rundegg Street Scene 2 , tel. 0473 234100 www.rundegg.com & Prince's Castle Via Galilei , tel. 329 0186390 www.gemeinde.meran.bz.it

MELA ALTO ADIGE IGP

MELA ALTO ADIGE IGP  Apri
Loc. BOLZANO BZ, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
18 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
Altitude: 267 mt. a.s.l.  Area Bozen, Collepietra, Nova Ponente
  Brochure PDF
The brand Mela Alto Adige IGP (German Sudtiroler Apfel ggA) indicates the apples grown in Alto Adige with traditional production methods. South Tyrol is the largest area devoted to European concentrated fruit. Of the more than a dozen varieties of apples grown locally eleven have obtained in 2005 the European mark of protected geographical indication (PGI) and are therefore recognized throughout Europe as regional specialties. The brand Mela Alto Adige IGP is used by all distributors in South Tyrol for the export product. It seems that the first apple trees in Europe have developed in Kazakhstan, Central Asia. Apples arrived later in Greece along the Silk Road, and finally reached even the Tyrol at the time of the Roman conquests. In this area, the cultivation of apples took place in the Middle Ages, mostly at the hands of the monasteries, which were then custodians of knowledge relating to methods of cultivation and the different varieties of the fruit. Even farming families exploited for several centuries the apple for their own self-subsistence. Even then, the South Tyrolean apple was exported to the north across the Alpine passes. The construction of a railway line that ran through the Brenner, in 1867, facilitated further exports. Between 1880 and 1890, the South Tyrolean fruit growers won a certain amount of land for cultivation by regulating the course of the Adige and the subsequent reclamation of wetlands surrounding. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, were born at last the first cooperatives of fruit growers. Since then, the cultivation of apples in South Tyrol has always had a great importance.

CHIUSA

CHIUSA  Apri
Loc. CHIUSA BOLZANO, ITALY - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
40 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Tires, Varna, Collepietra
Chiusa (Klausen in German) is an Italian town of 5,144 inhabitants in the province of Bolzano , of which about 500 residents in the old town . The municipality, dominated by the monastery Saben ( German Saben ) , was already inhabited before Christ. Here we find the tombs of both the period of the networks of the Germanic period . Between 800 and 1000 Sabiona becomes an important bishopric before being transferred to Brixen , in the diocese of Bolzano- Bressanone. The German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer in 1494 are staying in the city from Closed to portray him very much appreciated. His impressions are supposedly fixed in the engraving Das große Gluck . From the station the train was leaving Closed nowadays suppressed, the railway Val Gardena . On the town of Chiusa, has had an important influence , the monastery of cloistered nuns Saben . Inside the convent of the Capuchins , is a statue depicting the warlike monk Joachim Haspinger , who fought together with Andreas Hofer, to oppose the advance of Bavaria. In the late Otto- and early twentieth century , Weir was a home to many artists, mainly from Germany. The town of Chiusa is part of the circuit of The most beautiful villages in Italy . In 2002, the German writer Andreas Maier devoted to Klausen Klausen his novel , translated into English .

PASSO SELLA

PASSO SELLA  Apri
Loc. CANAZEI TN, ITALIA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE  Navigatore
42 Km from VILLA GROFF HOTEL
  Area Selva di Val Gardena, Arabba, San Martino in Badia
The Sella Pass connects the Val di Fassa and Val Gardena. This beautiful green expanse separates the group from the Dolomites Sassolungo Sella group. Both in winter and in summer the area many sport opportunities: from hiking to skiing irresistible, crossing the Col Rodella, the Belvedere and the famous Sella Ronda.   A few kilometers away is located in Canazei, a popular tourist destination in the Val di Fassa. Dominating the picturesque landscape are the beautiful towers of the saddle, over 3000 meters above sea level, and the barrier of Mesules.

Excursions and attractions in TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE close to ORA Egna Bozen Nova Ponente: 'TRENTO'   'TEROLDEGO DOC'   'LAKE OF CAREZZA'   'PARCO NATURALE PANEVEGGIO - PALE DI SAN MARTINO'   'PARCO NATURALE SCILIAR-CATINACCIO'   'OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO MAX VALIER'   'SPECK ALTO ADIGE'   'MONASTERO DI SABIONA'   'WWF: OASI VALTRIGONA'   'PARCO NATURALE MONTE CORNO'   'NATURNO'   'CASTEL TOBLINO'   'VAL D'EGA'   'SANTUARIO DI S. ROMEDIO'   'LAGO DI TOBLINO'   'WWF: OASI INGHIAIE'   'CARCERI AUSTRO-UNGARICHE DI TRENTO'   'MASSICCIO DEL SASSOLUNGO'   'CORNEDO-COLLEPIETRA'   'TERME DI LEVICO E VETRIOLO'   'BOLZANO'   'MERANO'   'MELA ALTO ADIGE IGP'   'CHIUSA'   'PASSO SELLA'  

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE


Trentino Alto Adige is situated in the very north of Italy bordering Austria and Switzerland and is the best known for the beauty of its peaks. Its territory stretches from the Adamello-Brenta range and the peaks of Ortles and Cevedale to the most striking mountains in Europe: the Dolomites of the Fassa Valley, Brenta, Gardena Valley, Fiemme Valley and Pale di San Martino. This setting encloses an extraordinary variety of landscapes: magnificent snow-capped mountain tops, woods, wide valleys, streams, lakes, enchanting light play between the spires of the Dolomites, typical villages with soaring bell towers, and the myriad shades of truly unspoilt nature. Hundreds of kilometres of ski slopes make this region a cutting-edge tourist destination - Madonna di Campiglio, Canazei, Moena, San Martino di Castrozza are the best known resorts, popular in both winter and summer for holidays surrounded by nature, sport and fun. The landscape of Lake Garda is particularly picturesque; the lake narrows in Trentino, and looks like a fiord between the high mountains. Land of confluence and meeting point between Latin and Nordic worlds, Trentino Alto Adige is the guardian of a remarkable cultural heritage, made up of prehistoric evidence, charming castles, sanctuaries and towns of great historical and artistic significance. There are a number of spa towns offering treatments and therapies, of which Merano, Lèvico Terme, Peio, Rabbi and Comano Terme are the best known. The provinces of the region are Bolzano and Trento.