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Trentino

A romantic food and wine tour in the historic villages of Trentino

February 14, the day of lovers, is not only made of chocolates and red roses, candlelit dinners and hearts in profusion.

29 September 2022

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In its valleys the Trentino region encompasses a host of small romantic villages –recognized by the association of “Borghi più Belli d’Italia” (“the most beautiful villages of Italy”) – with stone houses, courtyards and old barns, each offering home-style recipes worth tasting, the ideal locations for a romantic trip to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. Your couple’s itinerary can start from Canale di Tenno, a medieval village on a hill overlooking the turquoise waters of Lake Tenno here it is worth stopping in one of its inns to taste one of the local typical dishes: carne salada coi fasoi. A little further on, you’ll find Rango, an amazing example of rural alpine architecture: after a walk hand-in-hand among its barns and its cobbled streets, make sure you try the famous Bleggio walnut pie. From here, you can set off again towards San Lorenzo in Banale, set between the Brenta Dolomites and Lake Garda: scattered over seven hamlets, this village is an invitation to discover ancient rural traditions and tasty traditional cold cuts, like ciuiga.

Instead, overlooking Lake Idro you’ll find Bondone, an ancient village of coalmen, where you can venture into its labyrinth of lanes admiring the frescoes that decorate the facades of the houses and try the energizing polenta carbonera, a hit of the cuisine from Trentino. Then move to the eastern side of Trentino to discover romantic Mezzano, a village at the foot of the wonderful Pala Group that will bowl you over with its cataste e canzei, a permanent exhibition of wooden architectures before leaving try tosela di Primiero, a local cheese best sampled with polenta and luganega from Trentino. Your romantic tour through the historic villages of Trentino can end in Vigo di Fassa, a sunny village from which you can admire the Marmolada, the queen of the Dolomites, as she turns pink at sunset, visit museums and taste typical Ladin dishes like cajoncie da fighes and cher de fascia.