Vallagarina, amid wines and castles

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 wine cellars.

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 Small Dolomites.

The best way to visit Vallagarina is on a bike. Cycle 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 meet the different villages of the valley: a world of music, tradition, collecting, local history, art and liturgy. Let yourself be surprised by curiosity in the small and unique country museums.

You will pass Avio, the city of wine with the Castle of FAI and Ala, the city of velvet. On the right bank of the river Adige, stop in Isera, the land of Marzemino wine, then continue toward Nogaredo, the village of the witches, from which you will see the majestic Castel Noarna and Castellano castle. 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.

Everywhere wineries and typical wine bars invite you to relax with a glass of good wine, paired with traditional dishes. Which is your favourite among local wines: Marzemino, Enantio or Moscato Giallo?

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