Adige/Südtirol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige) is an autonomous
region in Northern Italy. It consists of two provinces: Trento and Bolzano-Bozen.
The region was part of Austria-Hungary (and its predecessor, the Austrian
Empire) from 1815 until its annexation by Italy in 1919. It was officially
referred to as Venezia Tridentina between 1919 and 1947 and Trentino-Alto
Adige/Tiroler Etschland between 1947 and 1972. In English, the commonly
used term is Trentino-Alto Adige; Trentino-South Tyrol is also sometimes
used. Together with the Austrian state of Tyrol it is represented by the
Euroregion Tirol-Südtirol/Alto Adige-Trentino.
The region is
bordered by Tyrol (Austria) to the north, by Graubünden (Switzerland)
to the north-west and by the Italian regions of Lombardy
and Veneto to the west and south, respectively.
|It covers 13,619
km² (5,256 mi²). It is extremely mountainous, covering a large
part of the Dolomites and the southern Alps. The lowest pass across the
Alps, the Brenner Pass, is located at the far north of the region on the
border with Austria.
Tyrol: there you can find large producing areas for wine and apples
resort with great tradition, i.e. empress Sissi of Austria stayed there.
is in the middle of the Alps, the maximum distance to a skiing region
from every town is one hour car driving.
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