Slow tourism: history, spirituality and a desire to explore

3 easy-going itineraries to make the most of your time

If you’re looking for something more than a simple holiday then these “slow” itineraries, to be undertaken rigorously on foot, are the thing for you.

Slip on your boots, get your backpack and make your way along ancient pathways, where every nook and corner has a story to tell. Absorb this slow-paced and profound experience made up of art, fine food, spirituality and magnificent panoramas.

The Imperial Way – Altopiano della Paganella

The Imperial way is an ancient route that dates back to Roman times and stretches for 18 kilometres, taking you from the Val di Non to the Paganella highlands. For centuries, it connected the area to the Via Francigena. Today however it can be retraced at an easier pace, bringing you on a tour of the beautiful mountain hamlets encountered along the way.

The Peace Trail

This trail, that runs for 520 km and can be divided into 7 stages, links the Passo del Tonale to the Marmolada. This itinerary, a silent witness to the First World War, combines places of great historic and natural value. The trail will lead you along climbs and descents, through a myriad of very different environments, from the perennial snows of the glaciers to the mild landscape of Lake Garda.

The San Vili Trail: Trento - Madonna di Campiglio

This route, split into 6 stages, stretches for 100 kilometres and retraces the path taken by the holy patron of Trento, Saint Vigilius. This saint is known for having brought his message of evangelisation, along such mountain roads, first and foremost to the surrounding valleys. So get your backpack and boots and set off towards the historic and natural marvels that await you!