Avio, city of wine
In september celebrate grape harvest in the shadow of the Castle
The fairytale frescoed castle of Sabbionara d’Avio and the sparkling food and wine event “Grapes and nearby” are two of the many good reasons to visit this quiet village of Trentino.
Avio, city of wine, is the first Trentino hamlet you come across when arriving from Verona. We are on the eastern crest of the Monte Baldo Natural Park, renowned throughout Italy for its rare plants and flowers.
Here, do not miss the chance to visit the majestic Avio Castle, which first belonged to the Castelbarco family and then to the people of Venice, now it is owned by the FAI, the 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 Antiquarium, with rare testimonies of the Via Claudia Augusta.
A serene Trentino village, where the mild climate favor the cultivation of olive trees and grape vines, Avio is also known for its production of Enantio, a native wine with a hundred-year history.
In the Summer, during the mountain pasture, if you like trekking or hiking, we suggest you 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 at the event “Uva e dintorni” (“Grapes and nearby”) with the national barrel race between the Cities of Wine and the different courtyards of flavors.