The Trentino is a region of cultural encounters. Already in the past Germans, Italians and Ladins joined in this area.
The Trentino has always 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 meet. While in ancient times it was the Romans and the Celtic people of the Raetians, in the Middle Ages it was the Raeti Romans and the Teutons and later finally the Germans, Italians and Ladin who met and whose cultures mixed.
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 peculiarities have been preserved till today.