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Valsugana and Valle dei Mocheni

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Duration:

4 Days

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Description

Valsugana and Valle dei Mocheni: enchanted valleys with lakes and mountains. A fresh treasure meeting the two large Valsugana lakes, Caldonazzo and  Levico,  both European Blue Flag lakes thanks to the quality of their water and their infrastructure.

 

Tour programme

Day 1:

Trento - Valsugana

Arrival at the the airport and welcome meeting with our assistant. Private transfer to Trentino Region, heading to Valsugana with a stop in Trento. Lunch on your own. History, culture and nature: these are the three pillars that form the foundation of Trento, the capital city of Trentino- Alto Adige region, counting about 120,000 inhabitants. We depart from Buonconsiglio Castle: is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and it is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city. At the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages. Check in accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Day 2:

Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana

Hotel breakfast. Excursion to  Arte Sella, an international exhibition of contemporary art, founded in 1986, taking place in open air fields, in the woods of Sella Valley ( Borgo Valsugana). Since 1996, Arte Sella project has been developing along the mountain road on the south side of Mount Armentera and today there is a path, called ArteNatura, along which tourists can admire the works, while enjoying the particular landscape of this area, with its different kind of woods, rocks and trees.

This exhibition is not just an occasion to see the artworks, but above all it’s a creative process: the works are continuously in progress and the artist expresses through  his work a respectful relationship with nature, taking inspiration and motivation from it. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon visit to Borgo Valsugana. Guided walk to discover Borgo Valsugana's historic city center, with his Venetian bridge,  and the  Parrocchia  della Natività di Maria. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
 

Day 3:

Val dei Mocheni

Hotel breakfast. Excursion to Val dei Mocheni - Bernstol. The Valle dei Mòcheni the German language island in Trentino. It is also known as the enchanted valley because of its magnificent scenery; fascinating in all seasons, the valley offers trails through fields and woods surrounded by the almost 2.400 mt. high peaks of the eastern section of the Lagorai range. Here lives one of the three Trentino minorities, a German language community that moved here in the Middle Ages, attracted by the gold, pyrite and quartz mines. Numerous legends and stories have originated from these historical events. Local attractions include the Museum of the Valle dei Mòcheni/Bernstol and the mine Grua va Hardombl, where visitors can still see the marks left by the knappen (miners) who used to work there. There are numerous mountain huts and farmhouses in the area. Typical lunch in the  Schwarz Adler Trattoria where the cuisine is  expertly cared by Signora Maria. Afternoon dedicated to PIETRA VIVA STONE MUSEUM, an unusual museum, the result of the great passion of  Pallaoro brothers, offering a curious awe-inspiring collection of minerals, rocks, metals and much more, spread over four floors. Inside, the focal point is a reconstruction of the biggest “geode”, a rock cavity covered in crystals, discovered by the brothers in the Nineties: as you peek through the gaps in the rock a kaleidoscopic world opens before your eyes. The museum takes you on a captivating journey through the ancient world of mines, 400 years of history that saw the mining business thriving and then disappearing in this valley and showing the strong German heritage. Beside the exhibition, there are bundles of activities: guided tours, practical workshops, evening talks, themed excursions and many other initiatives.. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4:

The Red Fruits Village

Hotel breakfast. We depart to explore a world made by colors and flavors, famous all around Europe: the Red Fruits Village. This town is especially renowned for its deep and extensive cultivation of small fruits: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, currants and blueberries. The characteristic mountain farms scattered here and there on the sunny and gentle slope,  also offer accommodation, along with a number of private apartments, a few hotels and 2 restaurants that cook typical local dishes. Lunch on you own and transfer to the airport.

Valsugana and Valle dei Mocheni

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