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FermenTour in Trentino and Alto Adige-South Tyrol

Our dear friend Jenny named this one and we love it. “Fermentour in Trentino and Alto Adige-South Tyrol” traces the food histories of fermentation in this mountainous northwestern region of Italy. In fermentation, microscopic organisms “transform food and extend its usefulness.” Lest this definition frighten you away, do note that beer, wine, bread, cheese, cured meat, and sauerkraut are all fermented foods.


Indeed, fermented foods are found around the world and both medicine and folklore agree that they help people to stay healthy. In addition to tasting the works of local foodmakers, this tour offers a chance to explore a lesser-known region of Italy, very much unique for its German influence.


See here for more info on Trentino and Alto Adige/South Tyrol provinces.


FermenTour in Trentino and Alto Adige-South Tyrol

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 15, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8


DATES (7 days)

September 2-8, 2023

For more info and availability please contact us.



Per person in double occupancy: from $3,490


Single Supplement: $590


For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about fermentation, meeting local experts and tasting regional products
  • Discover the UNESCO Site of the Dolomites, the Valleys of the Sun, Non, Fassa, Gardena and Aurina, and the towns of Trento, Bolzano, Canazei  and Brunico
  • Slow Food Presidia & local wine, beer, bread, sauerkraut, cured meat and cheese makers
  • Experience authentic Trentina and Tyrolean cuisines through local traditional recipes featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients
  • Some of the best local indigenous grapes, Marzemino, Teroldego, Nosiola and Traminer
  • Relax in unique, cozy agriturismi or 3- or 4-star hotels distinctly representing the local Italian and German cultures
  • Delve into history and traditions in this unique area of north of Italy
  • Daily walking opportunities and hikes surrounded by forests and mountains
  • Explore on foot and by van the tranquil countryside, at times surrounded by century-old forests, lakes, green valleys and majestic peaks

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and agriturismi
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu
  • Entry fees to Archeological Musem in Bolzano, to Messner Mountain Museum in Brunico and Castle of Buonconsiglio in Trento
  • Entry fee to World War I museum near Canazei, Bee Museum near Malé and cable car to Renon Plateau in Bolzano
  • 1 visit & tasting to a winery near Trento and 1 cooking demo in an agriturismo
  • 1 visit to a vegetable farm and sauerkraut producer and 1 visit and tasting to a cured meat producer in Val di Sole
  • 4 optional walks surrounded by forests and mountains
  • 1 visit and tasting to a bread maker and 1 visit & tasting to a brewery in Bolzano
  • 2 visits & tastings to cheese makers Slow Food Presidia in Trentino & Sud Tyrol
  • Daily exposure to history, culture and local cuisine
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Last group transfer to Verona Villafranca Airport
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour 

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. See more info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts



To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!


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