Trentino covers a surface area of a little over 6,000 sq. km from an altitude of 8 m. a.s.l. at Lake Garda to 3,700 m. and more at the top of Monte Cevedale. The bed of the River Adige with the valleys that it has carved out (Adige and Vallagarina valleys) divides the province into two
Other valleys and mountains lie to the west: the Non and Sole Valleys through which the River Noce runs, the Bresimo, Rabbi, Pejo, Meledrio and Rendena Valleys through which the River Sarca runs, the Chiese Valley, the Giudicarie Valley with Lake Tenno, the Laghi Valley (Terlago, Cavedine) and the Lower Sarca Valley from Lake Toblino and its castle down to the Arco plain and Lake Garda. In the south-west Trentino is bounded by the Ledro and Ampola Valleys.
The Paganella-Gazza massif, the Monte di Mezzocorona, the Predaia plateau, the Roen massif, the Penegal, the Maddalene chain and the Vioz Cevedale group rise to the north-west of the town of Trento and mark the border with the province of Alto Adige/South Tyrol. The Brenta Dolomites are surrounded by the Non, Sole, Meledrio, Rendena and Giudicarie Valleys and by Lake Molveno and the Altopiano della Paganella tableland.
The parks and nature reserves
In the Province of Trento vast areas are set aside as Nature Parks: the largest and wholly in Trentino is the Adamello Brenta Nature Park. In addition there is the Stelvio National Park and the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park. There are then smaller nature reserves such as the Tre Cime del Monte Bondone, the Bes Cornapiana on the slopes of Monte Baldo, the Campobrun-Monti Lessini and the Scanuppia Monte Vigolana.
The best-known spa centres in the province are Pejo, Rabbi, Levico, Comano, Roncegno and Sant'Orsola.
The main towns in addition to the capital Trento are Rovereto Pergine, Lavis, Riva, Arco, Mezzolombardo, Mezzocorona, Cles, Malé, Tione, Cavalese, Predazzo, Borgo, Mori and Ala.
The most important tourist resorts are Riva del Garda, Torbole, Folgaria, Lavarone, Levico, Fiera di Primiero, San Martino di Castrozza, Canazei, Moena, Vigo di Fassa, Dimaro, Fondo, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Molina di Ledro, Brentonico, Baselga di Piné, Andalo and, of course, Molveno.