The gastronomy of the Garda Trentino region is made up of a diverse range of products and flavours which come from the lake and mountains. And each typical dish tells a story of the cultural blend of the Tyrol, the Padana plain and the Veneto region. There is lake fish, red and white wines which are the result of a long tradition of careful vine cultivation, the precious extra virgin olive oil which has obtained DOP status. Then, there is the salted meat - "carne salada," the plums, the chestnuts, the apples, the woodland and agricultural products, the grappa and the vino santo. Typical local dishes are: barley soup, potato dumplings, bread dumplings, "strangolapreti", polenta, noodles with chestnuts, "smacafam," a country-style cake made with various types of flour with "luganega" sausage and fried lard, or bread with "mulche" - a bread made with the pomace of olives.

You will find a few examples of possible itineraries below. Rivatour offers and personalises the itineraries according to individual taste. Each suggestion aims to embrace the excellence of the local area, both from the panoramic-artistic-cultural aspect and also from the typical, artesian, food and wine aspect.





Starting from Riva del Garda, along the Sarca valley

The Garda Trentino area offers a delicious array of itineraries to see and to taste.
Setting off from Riva del Garda, where you can start by immersing yourself in the foothills. You pass from mediterranean olive groves through the evergreen woodland of  chestnut and conifer trees, and here you can visit the Agrarian Company of Riva, home of the wine and oil cooperative where the highly-rated DOP olive oil is produced.
The company is well-equipped to enable visitors to get to know the value of the wine, the oil and other local products and offers a visit to the winery, the oil press and includes tastings. Continuing along the Sarca valley, you come to Dro, where the renowned plums are grown, and then Drena, famous for its chestnuts and its castle of the same name, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view of the "Marocche" landscape. And finally, you will reach the Valley of the Lakes, home of the Trentino Vino Santo D.O.C. which is produced from the Nosiola grape. On arrival at Sarche, it is also possible to visit the Toblino Wine Cellar where you can taste its famous wine, and also Pisoni - an ancient distillery. On the way back to Riva, passing through the Ledro Valley, you will come across the cooperative cheese-producing company of Fiavè which makes various types of cheese, including the famous "Spressa."







Tour of the wineries of Vallagarina, Rovereto and Isera

This delicious itinerary unfurls along the Vallagarina Valley, just a few kilometres away from Riva del Garda, with stops along the way at some of the most famous and ancient wine cellars: Balter,  Castel Noarna,  San Leonardo,  De Tarczal, Bossi Fedrigotti and Cantina d’Isera famous for its Marzemino wine. A stop at the "Casa del Vino" in Isera is strongly recommended, which is in a prestigious 18th century palace and where you will find the entire range of wine varieties from the valley. Then, just 1 km further on, is the Marzadro Distillery - you will see the new, imposing building right from the motorway.








Trento and the Adige valley


The Adige Valley, approximately 40km from Riva del Garda, is home to some of the most famous wine-producers of the Trentino region,  all of which can be visited: Ferrari,  Cavit,  Lavis,  Rotari and the Agrarian Institute of San Michele all’Adige. In the centre of Trento you will find the headquarters of the provincial winery of the Trentino region, which is housed in the Roccabruna Palace. This “Casa dei Prodotti Trentini” is a prestigious showroom for local products and features frequent tastings.








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