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Making Travel Plans? Think Dolomites!

By April 20, 2012

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Le DolomitiIf you're planning to visit Italy this summer, now is the time to start planning. And you have to decide where to go; a great many people do the Rome-Florence-Venice thing on their first trip, and when they return....? One excellent option is Trentino, in the Northeast: Mountains, valleys, hiking, spas, spectacular castles (the region is crossed by the Val D'Adige, one of the major trade routes north, and everyone came through at one point or another), wonderful food, great wines... Who could ask for more?

CanederliAnd what exactly will you get in terms of food? Trentino is famed for its game, and for polenta and TrentinGrana, a local variation on Grana Padano, Parmigiano's cousin. But it's also known for fresh fish, in particular lake trout, the crisp apples of the Val di Non, one of Italy's major apple producing areas, forest berry fruit, and canederli, bread balls that are also popular in the German speaking areas.

The canederli pictured here are presented more elegantly than one often finds them, because if you visit a home or a traditional eatery you'll likely get them in broth, rather than in this creamy sauce. And be quite happy, because they're peasant food at its flavorful best.

More about the Dolomites, and a number of recipes for Canederli | Trento DOC, Trentino's Bubbly, is Spectacular | The Province of Trento's Travel Pages

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April 20, 2010 at 10:13 am
(1) Paul Cullen says:

Amazing area…Visit the Vallarom Winery in Avio.
Philipo and Barbara are awesome and their wines are the best.
Let me know if you want something set up. I know them personally.
Paul Cullen

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