Besenello is a village situated in the Vallagarina valley, on the left bank of the river Adige. Thanks to its position it enjoys a temperate climate, that allows the growing of vineyards and orchards. The resort has a remarkable historical value thanks to the imposing construction of Castle Beseno and its churches, and an interesting naturalistic value brought by the Nature Reserve of Scanuppia and the numerous walking tracks. Besides, it offers also some noteworthy cultural and culinary events, such as the Portobeseno Festival and the Golden Muscat Festival.

Its important historical and artistic value is represented, first of all, by Castle Beseno, the largest stronghold of Trentino which occupies the whole area of a hill, and became the annex of the Museum of Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento after being reconstructed. Nowadays it hosts several events and historical reenactments. S. Agata Church preserves two large headstones of the Trapp family, the lords of Castle Beseno, and also S. Marina Church, is worth a visit, for its Romanesque structure.

Regarding the natural highlights of Besenello, visitors should not miss the Nature Reserve of Scanuppia, which is placed on the Vigolana Massif and measures 583 hectares. The area represents an ideal reserve for several species of animals, such as capercailzies, eagles and roe deers. The territory offers a lot of walking and mountain biking tracks to choose from: the better-known 'emperor's track' was created originally for military purpose, it starts in Acquaviva, follows an uphill road and leads to the Holy Trinity Church, once here you can enjoy a spectacular view on the gorge of the Rio Secco river; close to the town there is also the Vallagarina cycle track, that follows the course of the Adige river and connects the city of Brennero to Verona.

Among the best-known events there are the Portobeseno Festival, an exhibition based on themes like memory, sounds and territory perspectives, which are described by multimedia technologies and take place in June inside Castle Beseno; the Magnalonga, a culinary walking tour among vineyards and castles around Vallagarina organized in September; the Golden Muscat Festival that takes place in Castle Beseno in Oktober, and the historical reenactments that take place inside the castle every weekend from the end of July to the beginning of September.

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Natural Parks in the Province of Trento

The natural parks in the Province of Trento occupy one third of the whole territory. There are more than 3,800 different kind of animals and plants.

The most famous three Natural Parks in Trento are:



A holiday among art, history and nature

Vallagarina is the last section of the valley of the Adige River and extends from Besenello, south from Trento, to Borghetto, where it opens on the Pianura Padana. On the west lies the Brentonico Plateau and on the...

A journey back to prehistory

The whole area of Rovereto, and in particular the plateau of Brentonico and the northern side of Mount Baldo chain, are very interesting from the point of view palaeontology.

In the area of the Lavini...

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Trentino Ski Sunrise Weekend

Trentino Ski Sunrise Weekend

The emotion of looking at the sun rising in the Nature Park of Monte Baldo with snowshoes. The typical atmosphere of the mountain meets the taste of local products, for a magic weekend on the snow.

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Holiday on the snow: children stay for free

Holiday on the snow: children stay for free

Discover the low cost holiday in fullboard accommodation dedicated to families... Come to the Nature Park Monte Baldo and you will find entertainment for children, skipasses and ski lessons, for an unforgettable holiday for the whole family!

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Weekend with snowshoes on Monte Baldo

Weekend with snowshoes on Monte Baldo

A guided excursion to walk safely with snowshoes on the fresh snow. Taste your lunch with local products and enjoy the familiar hospitality of agriturs and B&B surrounded by silence.

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Wellness weekend in the Park of Monte Baldo

Wellness weekend in the Park of Monte Baldo

Discover a slice of heaven in the Natural Park of Monte Baldo! Enjoy a weekend of relax... immerse yourself in the wellness centre and in the sensory lagoon and taste a romantic lunch or a typical dinner by candlelight.

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Monte Baldo, Trentino snow nearest your home Monte Baldo, Trentino snow nearest your home
Monte Baldo, Trentino snow nearest your home

The nearest ski area in Trentino, just 20 km from the Rovereto Sud A22 exit, is waiting for you! Live, discover, and enjoy the Monte Baldo Park: a unique environment, with stunning views from Garda to the Brenta Dolomites. On the plateau of Brentonico, children can take their first steps on the snow in the ski schools of Polsa and San Valentino. For children aged 3 years and up, the specially purposed "Polsa First Steps," an easy descent with gymkhana and ascent on conveyor belts. At San Valentino, "Happy Snow" is a snowy playground with free and open access, where kids can play and have fun! From January to March, the plateau of Brentonico offers convenient free snow weeks for children.

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Rovereto and Vallagarina

Polsa, San Valentino and San Giacomo are the ski resorts of the ski area Monte Baldo in Trentino, situated just 25 km from the highway exit Rovereto Sud. Here winter sport lovers have at their disposal wide sunny slopes, always nicely snow covered, while safe and well equipped nursery slopes with qualified ski instructors await beginners for their first days on the ski runs. And after a day spent on the ski runs, enjoy the après-ski in Brentonico, with 15 events to try the local cuisine, to enjoy music and workshops for adults and kids, to discover traditions and old jobs.

But a wonderful, soft snow is not all you will find here: the ski resort in fact overlooks the imposing Brenta Dolomites. Hotels located directly on the ski slopes, B&B, Holiday Farms, Apartments and Campsites will welcome you for a family ski holiday or a relaxing wellness weekend. And don't miss our special offers with free stay for kids!

On the Brentonico Plateau, as well as in Lessinia, Val di Gresta, Valli di Leno and on the Cei Lake, winter means also cross country skiing, well-marked paths and guided snowshoeing tours, sledding and ice-skating, all set in a unique environment with breathtaking sights.