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Altopiano di Piné, in the heart of Trentino region

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Duration:

4 Days

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Description

At about 900 meters, the Piné Plateau extends parallel to the Cembra Valley, forming a single tourist environment. The distinctive sign of the Piné landscape is the presence of beautiful lakes. Meadows and woods cover the plateau, where biotopes and peat bogs complete the scenery. The Cembra Valley, with a deep, narrow gorge, formed by the erosion of Avisio River, has an unmistakable feature in the terraces on the steep hillsides, which descend towards the river. This is where the grapes are cultivated for famous wines and fine grappas.
 

Tour programme

Day 1:

Trento - Altopiano Di Pinè

Arrival at the airport and welcome meeting with our english speaking assistant. Private transfer to Trentino Region , heading to Altopiano di Pinè with a  stop in Trento. History, culture and nature: these are the three pillars that form the foundation of Trent, the capital city of Trentino- Alto Adige region, counting about 120,000 inhabitants. Lunch on your own. Your visit starts from Buonconsiglio Castle: is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino -Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city. At the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages. Lunch on your own. Check in accommodation, dinner and overnight. 

 

Day 2:

Valle di Cembra Valley

Hotel breakfast. Today we’ll discover the Valle di Cembra Valley. Meeting with our guide at San Pietro Church, an ancient church with late-medieval foundations, with a cycle of frescoes inside reproducing the life of Christ (XVI century) and a splendid painting of the Universal Judgement (XVIII century) by Valentino Rovisi, of the Tiepolo school. Near the presbytery, with a holy arch,  we can see the remains of a rare memorial cell, an urn in stone and masonry designed to contain the relics of the patron saint. We will afterwards go to Nuovo Museo del porfido: porphyry has been quarried in Valle di Cembra for over a century. The remarkable durability of this rock has made it very popular as a paving material for urban spaces. The trade in porphyry has become one of the local population's main sources of income. Pride in this local, unique and precious material and praise for this specific activity of Valle di Cembra have given rise to the idea of opening the world's first porphyry and street furniture museum. 'CASA PORFIDO' aims at documenting, valorizing and popularizing the various skills involved in the quarrying of porphyry. One of the striking characteristics of this museum is the harmony between tradition and ultra-modern multimedia tools. In an interactive setting, visitors can discover at first hand the ancient history of porphyry quarrying and learn more about the local socio-economic fabric. They can watch historical films/documentaries and marvel at the age-old skill of porphyry stone cutting as well as at the incredible amount of precision required when laying porphyry. There are also hundreds of geographically sorted photographs showcasing especially iconic urban settings where porphyry has been used as a paving material. Lunch on you own. Afternoon dedicate to a walk through the vineyards: the guide will explain to us all the characteristics of the local wine. Tasting. Rturn to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3:

Piramidi di Segonzano - Beewelness

Hotel breakfast. Excursion to the earth Piramidi di Segonzano: a masterpiece of nature. Towers, crests, pinnacles arranged like organ pipes, tall columns towered by a huge porphyry rock – these are the earth pyramids in the municipality of Segonzano. One of the most well known and studied geological phenomena in the world, also for its imposing beauty. The remains of a moraine deposit dating back to the last ice age, the pyramids are now a tourist attraction of great didactic value. Lunch on you own. In the afternoon, relax time and discover for all the senses with the BIO BEEWELLNESS experience:: a sensorial journey to discover the bee's world and relax on a hay bed. Lie down on a bed of Alpine hay and begin a multisensory journey in the world of bees, enjoying the benefits of their products in complete safety. You will be immersed in the scents of the hive (honey, wax, and propolis give off unique aromas, rich in essential oils and balsamic resins). You will savor the delicacy of mountain herbs and the sweetness of honey, tasting a herbal infusion. This innovative aromatherapy practice is accompanied by “apisound”: the buzzing of bees, in fact, has the same frequency as many other natural sounds, and favors relaxation, giving you a sense of serenity. Back to hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4:

Sanctuary of Madonna di Pinè

Hotel breakfast. We depart to visit the Sanctuary of Madonna di Pinè: the most famous and most visited monument to the Madonna in the Trentino area, and also the destination of many pilgrims who also come from neighboring dioceses to this place of hope and conversion. According to the tradition, the Madonna appeared 5 times, between 1729 and 1730, to a shepherd girl named Domenica Targa. St. Anna’s sanctuary-church is now a late baroque building, dating back to 1730. Inside, the St. Anna’s altarpiece, a work by Francesco Unterpergher from Cavalese, is of particular value. Not far away rises the Monument to the Redeemer, a work produced in the nineteen hundreds in neo-renaissance style. Inside, there is a saintly staircase and a wooden crucifixion group. At the spot known as “la Comparsa” (“the Apparition”), a natural sized group in cast iron represents the Madonna’s first apparition to Domenica Targa. We will cover the “gravity hill” also known as a magnetic hill, mystery hill, mystery spot, gravity road, or anti-gravity hill, is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope. Lunch on you own and transfer to the airport.

Altopiano di Piné, in the heart of Trentino region

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