Forest bathing in Trentino
Parco del Respiro, located in the Fai della Paganella forest in Trentino-South Tyrol, is open to anyone who wants to immerse themselves among trees to rediscover a connection with nature through forest bathing, a technique from Japan that can help to reduce anxiety.
In this beech forest, you can try your hand at the very ancient Shinrin-yoku method, which means “immersion in the forest”. Benefits are guaranteed for body and mind: stress hormones are reduced, your mood improves and your respiratory system benefits from the clean air.
The beech forest sits high above the Adige Valley, and from one of the many panoramic terraces you can enjoy splendid panoramic views. There are four paths to choose from: Sentiero dell’Otto, Sentiero dei Belvedere, Sentiero dei Reti and Sentiero Acqua e Faggi.
The Sentiero dell’Otto crosses meadows, woods and fields, offering splendid views of the countryside. The Sentiero dei Belvedere opens up to the mountains of Trento, the Cembra Valley and the Adige Valley. The Sentiero dei Reti passes through an ancient, fortified village. Along the Sentiero Acqua e Faggi, you walk through the forest while the river trickles among the stones and the sun filters through the branches.