Valsugana and Lagorai
From Folgaria and Lavarone, following the valley bottom through some trails, you reach the plateau at the foothills of the Vigolana Mountain, renowned for its production of fruit and vegetables. Following this is Valsugana, a land with a varied landscape and rich agricultural production, that though the wisdom of many local companies, is transformed into excellent handmade food products.
From Pergine you can reach the Valle dei Mocheni, a typical rural territory that has maintained a strong cultural identity, reflected in its gastronomic products. The agriculture of the valley focusses on the cultivation of berries and along a dedicated trail one can find out how strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries and currants grow and mature.
Continuing south down the valley, past the beautiful lakes of Levico and Caldonazzo you find the Lagorai mountain range, a true jewel of nature and landscape. Valsugana and Lagorai 17 In the heart of the valley, from the town of Roncegno, you can reach the mountain pastures where the Malga Lagorai cheese originates from which is a Slow Food product. The area of Roncegno, in addition to some areas of the Vigolana plateau are dedicated to the cultivation of chestnuts, where special events are held in autumn. Delicacies such as chestnuts in brandy and chestnut purée are produced from these gifts of nature. In Valsugana in recent years, the cultivation of old varieties of corn have been rediscovered, such as Spin whose name derives from the arched shape of the grains and from which an excellent polenta flour is produced. An unmissable stop is the Lagorai mountain range, with its mountain huts where you can taste the local sausage and the “fiery” flavour of a typical hot drink made with coffee, wine, brandy and sugar that will surprise you with its strong taste.