Aldino, for holidays among sport and history
Aldino is located 40 km south of Bolzano on the road from Ora to Monte San Pietro, on the Monte Regolo plateau, near the hiking area of the Monte Corno Natural Park, at an altitude of 1500 m. Protected by Monte Corno Bianco and Monte Corno Nero it is a holiday destination between history and sport, thanks to the presence of the famous canyon, the Geoparch Bletterbach and the Oclini Pass, a winter ski resort, and to the beautiful view over the Brenta Group and the Dolomites. A holiday in Aldino means immersing yourself in the nature of a mountain landscape rich in woods and meadows, dotted with numerous easily reachable alpine pastures.
Aldino: hiking and ski
There are 150 km of trails to reach the Corno Nero and the Corno Bianco. In Redagno, a small fraction of Aldino reachable from the road that from Ora leads to Cavalese, there is the Rio delle Foglie (Bletterbach in German), UNESCO World Heritage, rich in volcanic and sedimentary rocks: here you can take a journey, step by step, through time to discover over 40 million years of earth's history, including excursions and visits to the Visitor Center and the Geological Museum. From Olmi, another small fraction of the municipality of Aldino, it is possible to reach on foot along the "Katzenleiter" path, the village of Ora for a nice relaxing walk. Here there is also the Aldino bridge, the longest in South Tyrol, with its 150 meters in length and a span of 120 m above the gorge of the Rio Nero. At Monte San Pietro there is an 18-hole golf course. For history lovers, Aldino offers a Civic Museum where sacred objects from the Baroque and Rococo periods are exhibited, a mill museum and, not too far, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pietralba, an important pilgrimage destination in South Tyrol. In winter, Oclini Pass becomes a small and well-equipped ski area at 2,000 m, perfect for families: here there is no mass tourism, there are no queues, the slopes are also suitable for children and there is no lack of rings for cross-country skiing and trails for snowshoeing.
Aldino in the history
According to some findings, Aldino is one of the ancient settlements of Monte Regolo, populated from Baiuvari. The name of Aldino appeared in 1175 in a document of Federico Barbarossa Emperor. The village was the birthplace of some illustrated people, such as Andrea Alois Dipauli von Treuheim Baron, president of the Austrian Supreme Court during Napoleon and Congress of Vienna, and Cardinal Franzelin, one of the promoters of the first Vatican Council.
How to get to Aldino
A22 from Brennero, Egna-Ora-Termeno motorway exit, follow the road towards Cavalese. At the Brückenwirt Hotel turn left By bus
With Flixbus until Bolzano, then local buses By train
All the trains stop in Bolzano, some in Ora. Then local buses By plane
The nearest airports are Bolzano, Verona, Venezia, Treviso, Bergamo. From the airports the South Tyrol Bus and Busgroup connect from and to Ora and Egna.