We just visited the Trentino province of Italy, all the way up in the northeast corner of the country. The local government invited us so we could learn more about Trentino. Trento is the main city of Trentino.
Years ago this area of Italy was part of the Austrian Empire and only became part of Italy in 1919. We visited the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio to learn about the area, hotels and other parts of the resort.
The village is very busy with skiers in the winter and in the summer with hikers and mountain bikers.
In the winter people ski, parasail; snowshoe on the glacier and in the woods and ice skate on the lake in the middle of the village.
It is well known for having a world cup ski race at night.
Back then and even now you can ski right up to the hotel.
There would be dances and balls for the royalty and today they still dress up once a year to dance in the main hall.
We had dinner of local food, cheese from goats, stew, polenta and local desserts.