Cultivating medicinal herbs in Trentino
Discover how medicinal herbs are cultivated in the woods of the Cembra Valley. Enjoy a local aperitif on the wonderful panoramic terrace, with a breathtaking view of the terraced vineyards.
What you’ll do
- Visit the farm
- Learn more about aromatic and medicinal plants
- Taste herbal teas and natural syrups
- Enjoy a local aperitif
Price per person: € 18
What to expect
Learn more about the ancient Trentino art of cultivating medicinal and aromatic herbs! Walk along the Sentiero dei Vecchi Mestieri (Old Craftsmen’s Path) in Grumes di Altavalle and reach the hut nestled in the woods of the Cembra Valley. We will be waiting for you with herbal teas and natural syrups to show you how we cultivate medicinal plants and all the beneficial properties of medicinal herbs.
You will then take a pleasant 30-minute walk to the panoramic terrace, with a view over the terraced vineyards of the Cembra Valley. A tasty zero-kilometre aperitif awaits you: local cured meats, malga cheeses and flavoured caciottelle, samples of honeys and jams, and a glass of Cembra Valley wine.
|Where||Cembra Valley, Trento – 60 min from Bolzano and 90 min from Verona|
|When||From March to September, with 48 hours’ notice
Duration 3 hours
|Start time||2 p.m.|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 18
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The Food Expert:
Our farm specialises in the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants. We also cultivate and process small fruits, including the collection of wild species.
In addition to the cultivation and processing of more common medicinal herbs (mint, lemon balm, calendula, cornflower, monarda, sage, thyme, lemongrass, lavender, chamomile, etc.), we have chosen to grow more specialised medicinal plants such as sea buckthorn and aronia. In order to respect biodiversity, we use small areas of land for each cultivated species to grow aromatic medicinal herbs.
Cancellation policy: all bookings for the medical herbs and healing with plants experience can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
We are seven family-run farms, five wineries and two distilleries, located in the Cembra Valley.
In the heart of Trentino, the Cembra Valley is known for its terraces built on steep, sunny slopes and dedicated to heroic viticulture, which give rise to the production of fine wines.
A varied landscape, rich in alpine lakes and coniferous forests, which the inhabitants shaped while preserving its wild beauty. Witness and soul of the Valley itself is the stunning terraced landscape with over seven hundred kilometres of dry-stone walls, where vineyards have found a favourable habitat to the growing of vines since Etruscan times.
We produce together important local wines such as Müller Thurgau, Chardonnay, Teroldego, Trento Doc sparkling wines, grappa and the renowned Trentino Speck.