Avio, City of Wine
The first weekend of September celebrates the grape harvest in the shadows of the FAI Castle
Avio: from the fabled frescoed Castello di Sabbionara d’Avio to “Uva e dintorni” (“Grapes and Surroundings”), two great reasons for visiting this tranquil Trentino town!
Avio, City of Wine, is the first Trentino town you come across when arriving from Verona. We are on the eastern crest of the Monte Baldo Local Natural Park.
Another thing to see in the area is the Castello di Sabbionara d’Avio, which first belonged to the Castelbarco family and to the people of Venice, and is now owned by FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (“Fund for the Italian Environment”) .
Visitors also really appreciate the large, Baroque-style, 17th century church of Santa Maria Assunta. The Pieve Vecchia (old parish church)is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and stands on a pagan temple. In Avio’s historical city center, the Casa del Vicario hosts the city’s Antiquarium, with rare testimonies of via Claudia Augusta.
A serene Trentino village, where the mild climate favor the cultivation of olive trees and grape vines, Avio is known for its production of Entanio – a wine from a native vine with a hundred-year history.
In the Summer, during the mountain pasture, if you like trekking or hiking, we suggest a tour through the “malghe” (Alpine huts) on Monte Baldo, stopping here and there to taste or purchase some of the area’s typical products.
If you’re in the area the first weekend of September, during the grape harvest period, stop in on “Uva e dintorni” (“Grapes and surroundings”), enjoy the national barrel race between the Cities of Wine and stop for dinner in the “corti dei sapori” (“courtyards of flavors”)