Trentino dons the green and white of Spring

Festivals and events amongst flowers and herbs to celebrate the spring spectacle that Nature puts on show 

In spring, our desire to get up and go seems to stem from the reawakening of mother nature herself. 

Every year, the spring festivals in Trentino are a way of celebrating the arrival of a warmer and brighter season which cloaks the landscape in a blanket of colours. In Trentino, the fresh green hue of the valleys is draped with the white of apple blossom, like an extraordinary wedding veil made up of 8 million candid flowers.

This unique and natural spectacle can be appreciated through the many lively initiatives organised throughout the region in springtime. If you decide to come to Trentino for a long weekend this spring, maybe taking advantage of a few days off for Easter or the bank holidays, you will be able to take part in this great, almost contagious, festive spirit which lures both visitors and locals alike.

Beauty is in the details, and the apparent simplicity of a budding flower encloses the extraordinary complexity of life and the yearly renaissance of nature. Here are the main events dedicated to flowers, herbs and springtime.

Aprile dolce fiorire, Val di Non

From April 6th to May 5th 2019, the apple blossom will be the unrivalled protagonist of your holiday in the Val di Non. Indeed, the "Aprile dolce fiorire" festival offers a dense calendar of events which truly offers a taste of spring: from flower markets to guided tours of the apple orchards, to tasting events involving cider and local delicacies.

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Ortinparco in Levico Terme

Between the 25th and 28th of April in the beautiful Habsburg Park of Levico Terme, this popular festival dedicated to gardening and vegetables returns. It will be the 16th edition of the Ortinparco fair: the greatest local “green festival” by far, which opens the doors to spring and all its chores in the garden and vegetable patch.

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Foot race Quattro ville in fiore

On Sunday April 28th 2019 why not participate in this unique foot race which takes you through the colours, perfumes and history of the Val di Non? The “Quatrro Ville in Fiore” (Four budding Villas) is one of the most popular events marking the return of spring and is open to all, from professional runners to families with children, all sharing however a great desire to start the new season on the right foot amidst the blossoming apple orchards of the Val di Non.

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The Apple Blossom Fair in Caldonazzo

In Valsugana the arrival of spring is also celebrated and a day is entirely dedicated to the blossoming of the apple trees. On April 28th 2019 in Caldonazzo, along the stretch of land between the town and the lake of the same name, the Apple Blossom Fair (Festa dei Meli in Fiore) will revel in a sea of white blossoms. The streets of the town will be invaded by stalls, flower shows, food stands offering local delicacies, music and of course activities for the children.

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Herbalist school in Val di Gresta

Take a stroll through the organic fields of the Val di Gresta, covered by flowers and medicinal herbs, learn how to recognise the different plants while soaking up the unique mix of scents and perfumes in the air. Every third Sunday of the month, you can learn from master herbalists how to distinguish between the different plants and their properties. You can then sample the plants and  learn how to extract their precious essential oils.

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Published on 18/03/2019