Surrounded by green meadows, the sounds of nature and mountain fragrances, you will find all the peace and quiet you are looking for in one of the 41 alpine farmhouses in Val di Sole. A mountain farmhouse or ‘malga’ is a deep-rooted tradition in these parts: the animals are brought up to graze at the start of the summer and stay here until September. The variety and goodness of the mountain grass, together with the mountain air, give the milk an authentic taste, that the master cheesemakers manage to transfer into the cheeses and other dairy products made traditionally in the malga. Here, the pace of life is dictated by nature and this is perhaps why it is so peaceful and tranquil, and it is a pleasure to stop to chat or enjoy a sunset. Another pleasure is savouring the authentic, real ‘malga’ flavour, to be found not only in the cheese, but also in traditional dishes that many here cook for their guests. There is no need really to say it, but it's all about zero food miles here.
Organise your itinerary around the taste and traditions in the farmhouses in Val di Sole. Download the map ‘il mondo delle Malghe' (the world of the Malghe).
A festival all about cheese. Farmhouse experiences, tasting and festivals to celebrate the return of the animals to their summer mountain pastures.
If you like our holidays to have an authentic flavour, you probably love traditions and the history of the places you visit. So we suggest you also try:
Getting up early, helping out in the farmhouse, tasting milk straight from the cow, making butter and cheese and enjoying a good “zero food miles" breakfast. When will you get the chance again?
You cannot leave Val di Sole without having first tasted strudel from Verginello, the historic baker’s in Malè. The recipe? The Baggia brothers guard it jealously.
Wellbeing is also a question of diet. So, do not miss the farmers' market and a chance to buy food directly from the producer. Enjoy the taste of "zero food miles”.
The last shared ownership cheese factory in Trentino, where attention to the milk merges with cheese-making skills handed down from father to son to produce a cheese that has the flavour of tradition .
Here nature dictates the pace with the simplicity of the farmhouse, mountain views, time to chat and a “zero food miles” aperitif. And now lost yourself in the atmosphere of the sunset.
A journey into history with the places and routes of World War one in Val di Sole, where Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops battled over the summits and glaciers of the Adamello and Ortles Cevedale.
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