Vallagarina, amid wines and castles
Cycle along the Adige river skirting crenellated walls, wineries and vineyards
Discover the stories and legends of the castles of Vallagarina, visit the town museums and enjoy a glass of Marzemino, Moscato Giallo or Enantio in the local wineries
Vallagarina is Trentino’s gateway, a joining link between different territories and cultures, plains and mountains, Italian and Middle-European civilization. The valley around Rovereto is a land of wines and castles. There are hills, pastures near the Brentonico plateau, the terraced fields of Val di Gresta and the rocky peaks of the Little Dolomites.
The best way to visit Vallagarina is on a bike. Pedal along the bike path that runs parallel to the Adige river! From Rovereto in one hour you will be in Trento, Lake Garda or in the province of Verona!
Along the way, you will pass Avio, the city of wine with the Castle of FAI and Ala, the city of velvet, an Orange Flag Award Site of the Italian Touring Club. On the right bank of the Adige , stop in Isera, the land of Marzemino, then continue toward Nogaredo, the village of the witches, enjoy the wines of Castel Noarna and the grappa of Distilleria Marzadro. At Villa Lagarina, visit the baroque church of Santa Maria Assunta and in Palazzo Libera the seat of the Museo Diocesano Tridentino. From Pomarolo, land of the apples, go uphill and see lovely vistas of the Adige Valley. At Nomi discover the district’s Nativity scenes in winter and the rock music festival in summer. Once you’ve visited the towns on the right bank, go to Alta Vallagarina: here you’ll find Besenello, the land of Moscato Giallo at the foot of Castel Beseno, Calliano with the magnificent halls of Castel Pietra and Volano, with the frescoed church of San Rocco.
The common thread of Vallagarina, a garden of vineyards where fine wines and spumante are produced, are its medieval castles.
Visiting the villages in the valley, you will encounter a world of music, tradition, collecting, local history, art and worship. Let curiosity be your guide as you discover the town museums.
Everywhere wineries and typical wine bars invite you to relax with a glass of good wine. Which is your favourite of the native vinestocks: Marzemino, Enantio or Moscato Giallo?