From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Val d'Adige" redirects here. For the district of Trentino, see Val d'Adige (territory).
Etschtal stretching from Merano to Bolzano and from Salorno to Rovereto

The Etschtal (Italian: Val d'Adige or Val dell'Adige) is the name given to that part of alpine valley of the Adige in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, which stretches from Merano to Bolzano and from Salorno to Rovereto.[citation needed]

South of Rovereto, the valley's name changes to Vallagarina, but Val d'Adige is sometimes used to define the whole river valley, up to its entrance into the Padan Plain.

The valley separates: at the top, the Alps (to the West) from the Dolomites (to the East); at the bottom the Pre-Alps and Lake Garda (to the West) from the Venetian pre-Alps (to the East).


Trento-panorama dai Bindesi.jpg
Panorama from the Pino Prati mountain hut (670 metres (2,200 ft) above sea level), in the Bindesi zone on the eastern side of the Adige valley.
Hotel Garni Vigilhof.jpg VinschgauBeiTschars.jpg
A view of the Adige valley from the Hotel Garni Vigilhof near the city of Merano. A view of the northern Adige valley.
Gampenpass Blick Tisens Etschtal.jpg Etschtal Panoramabild richtung Süden.JPG
Gampen Pass, east ramp, view at Tisens and Etschtal. A view of the Adige valley from Merano to Bolzano.


Coordinates: 46°04′N 11°07′E / 46.07°N 11.12°E / 46.07; 11.12