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WESTERN DOLOMITES

Profumo di Campiglio, Madonna di Campiglio

There are no industrial processes behind the perfumes made at Profumo di Campiglio. The work is slow and predominantly manual – and inspired by the stupendous scenery outside the front door.

Apicoltura Castel Belfort, Paganella

Not far from the dramatic medieval ruin of Castel Belfort, lies the Castel Belfort Beekeeping and Honey Shop. If it’s made from honey, you’ll find it here - everything from sweets to luscious hand creams and soaps. You can also buy royal jelly, propolis, beeswax candles and homemade jams.

Il Maso dei Sapori, Mezzana

This is the Val di Sole’s storehouse of Trentino flavours. Venison salami, speck, honey, jam: they’re all on sale here, and you can taste many of the products before you buy. But perhaps the biggest draw is our cantina, which is well-stocked with grappa as well as the best local wines.

Melchiori Cider Brewery, Tres

It would be just plain wrong not to make cider in the Val di Non. Here, in one of the great apple-growing valleys of the Alps, the Lucia Maria Melchiori Craft Company uses simple ingredients and artisan methods to make stunning ciders, as well as unfiltered craft beers. Drop by for a guided tour, a tasting and a bite to eat in the company’s restaurant.

EASTERN DOLOMITES

Bancher dal 1924, San Martino

Bancher is your one-stop souvenir shop. A fixture in central San Martino, it sells everything from traditional mountain clothing to locally made toys, wines and grappas.

Il Maso dello Speck, Daiano

For years, the name Tito has been synonymous with speck, and you can visit the family farm at Ganzaie, in the hills above Cavalese. Here at an altitude of 1300m, the air is clear, the views magnificent, and there’s a lovely restaurant, where you can enjoy local dishes such as strangolapreti, before visiting the farm shop.

Eder – Officina Naturale, Moena 

Looking to sample a whole range of Trentino produce and flavours? Eder is the place to go. Everything from wine to honey is here – as well as grappa, cosmetics and even mustard.

Da Gigi, Levico Terme

Looking for a taste of Trentino to take home as a souvenir? Da Gigi is the place. This Levico Terme boutique is brimming with all things local. Bottles of Teroldego red from the PianaRotaliana, Müller Thurgau from the Valle di Cembra, speck, salami, and Vezzena cheese are among the many delicious products on sale.

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La Salumeria Belli, Sopramonte

If you want to take some salami, speck or bresaola home with you, then a visit to La Salumeria Belli in Sopramonte is a must. There’s been a butcher’s shop here since 1800, and over six generations the Belli family have fine-tuned their recipes to create a range of exceptional mountain meats.

Navarini Rame, Ravina

On the outskirts of Trento, this is a real find: a copper museum-cum-shop whose products have found their way to many top-notch restaurants around the world (including Rana in New York). Its robust, elegant copper pots are a must for any serious foodie’s kitchen.

Caseificio dell'Alpe Cimbra

One of the finest products of the mountains around Folgaria is Vezzena cheese, and this dairy in the village of Lavarone is the place to buy it. Once the favourite of the Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, it can be matured for up to two years, and will grace any cheeseboard.

Torrefazione Bontadi, Rovereto

Love coffee? Then follow your nose to Rovereto, where you’ll find Bontadi: the oldest surviving brand of Italian coffee – which dates back to 1790. As well as picking up a bag or two of 100% Miscela Arabica check out the company’s museum of coffee grinders, roasters and espresso machines.