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SCENIC DRIVES OF ITALY: THE UPPER VAL DI NON IN TRENTINO

Scenic drives of Italy: the upper Val di Non in Trentino

Scenic drives in the upper Val di Non, a beautiful valley with mountain landscapes, famous for the production of apples

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Scenic drives of Italy: the upper Val di Non in Trentino

Itinerary: Bolzano, Ruffrè, Cavareno, Fondo, Merano
Scenic drives in the upper Val di Non, a beautiful valley with mountain landscapes, famous for the production of apples
The upper Val di Non, in Trentino, is a huge plateau with rolling fields, green forests and beautiful places where to admire views of Bolzano, Merano and the whole Val d'Adige (Valley of the river Adige). The canyon of Rio Novella, Monte Penegal and Monte Macaion mark the western and eastern borders of this wide valley.

From the city of Bolzano, it is a short way to get to the upper 'Val di Non' crossing Passo della Mendola with its typical hairpin turns carved into the rocks. While ascending, we suggest you admire the stunning views of the valley below! Instead, if you are coming from Merano, a quaint town with a beautiful historical center, Val di Non is accessible via Passo Palade.

Val di Non is traditionally connected to the cultivation of apples. In fact, the valley is an ideal habitat for this fruit because of the climate and the particular composition of the soil, both of which have a positive effect on the apple's organoleptic characteristics. The main varieties that grow here are Golden Delicious (with a yellow or green peel and a crisp, juicy pulp), Red Delicious (red-peeled, pulpy and sweet), and Renetta Canada (with a yellow or green peel, and a sweet or sour taste).

The most representative towns of Val di Non are Fondo, Malone, Sarnonico, Cavareno, and Ruffré. The historical Shrine of St. Romedio, the witness of the Christian faith, is particularly interesting, as well as the many churches and chapels that are scattered across the valley and help us retrace the history of the area and its people with their frescoes and sculptures.

If you want to relive the history of Val di Non, from the Ice Age to Late ancient times, you should pay a visit to Museo Retico near the town of Sanzeno. Also, do not forget to visit the Emerald Lake and the Rio Sass Canyon.

If you want to relive the history of Val di Non, from the Ice Age to Late ancient times, you should pay a visit to Museo Retico near the town of Sanzeno. Also, do not forget to visit the Emerald Lake and the Rio Sass Canyon.

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Tour: Scenic drives of Italy: the upper Val di Non in Trentino

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Type: Mountainside Tours

Region: Trentino A.A.(South Tirol) , Italy

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

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