Ideas for your Trentino Alto Adige food and wine tour
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Trentino Alto Adige is the best known of Italy’s regions for the beauty of its mountains. The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offer an unforgettable experience for skiing and winter sports enthusiasts. A vast ski area with hundreds of kilometres of ski slopes and renowned resorts such as Madonna di Campiglio, Canazei, Moena, San Martino di Castrozza, Ortisei, Selva di Val Gardena, Plan de Corones and San Candido.
The region is also home to unmissable art treasures and architecture blending Gothic-Austrian and Italian Renaissance styles. The itinerary to discover Trentino Alto Adige food begins in Trento, famous for having hosted the Ecumenical Council, with its Lombard Romanesque cathedral and Buonconsiglio Castle. The second stop is Bolzano, the “Gateway to the Dolomites”, a city that symbolises the union between Latin and German culture, as can be seen in its Gothic cathedral.
The panorama of Lake Garda, which narrows in the Trentino area and looks like a fjord enclosed by mountains, is fascinating. The thermal resorts of Trentino Alto Adige are famous for their cures and treatments: Merano, Levico Terme, Peio, Rabbi and Comano Terme.
In Trentino Alto Adige Food means first and foremost speck and tasty cheeses. Among the first courses, the Canederli (dumplings) and polenta, made with maize or buckwheat flour, served with meat, cheese or mushroom sauces, are famous. In Trentino Alto Adige food also means tasting fragrant apples, used to make the inevitable strudel and fruit cakes. The particular microclimate of the valleys has favoured the high altitude Trentino Alto Adige wine making tradition, which is absolutely unique and prestigious. Notable is the production of grappas, excellent wines such as Gewürztraminer (a traditional Alto Adige wine), Müller-Thurgau, Teroldego Rotaliano and Marzemino (two top-quality types of Trentino wine).
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