The Trentino is a region of cultural encounters. Already in the past Germans, Italians and Ladins joined in this area.
Always has the Trentino been a territory of contrasts and encounters. A piece of land, in which mountain passes and elevated plains join hilly valleys and plains and in which different people and cultures join. In antiquity it were the Romans and the celitic people of the Rhaetians, while in Middle Ages the Rhaeto-Romans and Germaic peoples populated this area. Later on the German, Italian and Ladin populations joined in the Trentino and their cultures mingled.
Its history, but also the relatively insular geographic position of some valleys led to an extraordinary richness in culture and many customs and traditions that have been kept alive up to the present. Also some minority groups and gastronomic pecularities have been preserved till now.