The finest blossoms and blooms in the mountains of Trentino
SPRING 2021 – If you love flowers, you know the feeling. You wait a year for a few weeks of floral glory, then it’s over for another 12 months. So when you find an easy stroll to go and view a beautiful crop of blooms, it’s something to treasure. Well we’ve got 5 unmissable mountain walks for you to enjoy in Trentino this spring. The routes aren’t difficult; the altitudes are modest. But the pleasure of walking in the fresh air and admiring a real delight for the eyes is immense – so just wait for the spring weather and up you come. For flowers have the power to refresh mind, body and soul, helping you feel good in yourself and at peace with the world.
So pick which flowers you want to see and get out on the mountains!
Val di Non’s apple orchards, April
In spring the whole Val di Non is enveloped in a cloudlike blossom. At first glance, it almost looks like snow but it is with the warmer weather that the apple trees put forth their most spectacular display of colours and fragrant smells. A blossom that is just as much of a treat for the eyes as its fruits are to the palate.
Dromaè pastures, April/May
The grazing pastures of Dromaè in Val di Ledro are carpeted with white and pink wild daffodils and peonies offering a truly mesmerizing spectacle. As you walk through the fields look closer for other types of native flowers such as wild orchids, anemones and lilies.
Monte Baldo, May/June
A panoramic terrace on Lake Garda, named the Garden of Italy for its extraordinary biodiversity, Monte Baldo has been a popular destination amongst naturalists for the harvesting of officinal herbs since 1400. Don’t miss the golden glow of the buttercup in full bloom.
Lavazè highlands, from April
Wild flowering on the Lavazè highlands, in Val di Fiemme, offers an impressive floral display: delicate alpine crocus and bluebells dotted around thick clusters of purple heather. The scenery is particularly awe-inspiring at sunset when the dolomite stone of the Catinaccio is bathed with colourful reflections.
Monte Casale, from March
Under a bluebird sky, the pastures on Monte Casale are showered with the pastel colours of alpine crocus: yellow, white and pink sprinkles create the effect of an impressionist’s painting.