I Love little escapes…did you notice that heheh??!! Last week i went to Trento to enjoy 36 Hours of pure food&wine pleasure!
Trento is a lovely city, full of art, history, and represents a crossroads for the cultures of Italy and northern Europe. Originally a Roman city, Trento became famous for the Council (1545 -1563) which gave rise to the counter-Reformation. Is an ideal place for visiting museums and expositions, castles and sanctuaries, archaeological and historical sites and nature journeys in the surroundings. Last but not least is a real “treasure” to be discovered by food and wine lovers!
Many people pass by here too quickly on the direction of their ski destinations ( Madonna di Campiglio is my fav) but i strongly suggest to stay, at least for one night and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the city!
Where to Eat
– Lo Scrigno del Duomo: an amazing Restaurant and Wine-bar located inside an historical building, in the best corner of the city, in front of the Duomo. It’s open for lunch, dinner and aperitivo and the menu (different from lunch to dinner) it’s nothing less than superlative. The wine list offers the best regional and italian labels (ask to visit their fantastic cellar downstairs) but i suggest you to try the Trento Doc bubbles (mine were Altemasi!). Plus during the warm season they have an adorable outdoor space to enjoy the aperitivo!
Once there you must order their “strudel” (the most typical local dessert)…their version it’s simply unforgettable, a real #foodorgasm.
– Osteria il Cappello: a lovely trattoria just behind the beautiful San Pietro’s church. The atmosphere is cozy but elegant and their menu is inspired by the local tradition but with a contemporary touch (which i like). Perfect for a romantic dinner!
– Ai Tre Garofani: unmissable! If you are an authentic foodie this place is a must because every single plate it’s a piece of the local culture. The restaurant is runned by a friendly couple and serves a unique interpretation of the Trentino cuisine; the menu changes often following the seasonal product and flavors. I can’t recommend you a plate to order because every single voice of the menu it’s unique and perfect. The only thing i can say is that the “frittelle di mele” drives me crazy! Remember to ask their suggestions about the sweet wine to accompany it or choose one of their liquors and grappa.
Where to Stay
– Albergo Accademia: it’s a small and simple hotel situated in the best position, 2 minutes walking from Duomo. Ask for a room on the 4th floor, are the loveliest, with a beautiful view!
Places to Visit
Castello del Buonconsiglio; the Duomo and its splendid square; the houses decorated with frescoes and all the churches in the city.
PS: here below the “canederli” i’ve made at home, inspired by the Trentino culinary tradition!
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