Savour a dish of canederli in a Ladin stua (typical alpine-style living room) or taste some polenta with mushrooms in a refuge: the choice is yours
When visiting a new region, you should never miss out on the chance to sample its typical flavours and traditional dishes. The Val di Fassa and more specifically, Trentino also offer the typical local specialities. Just like any other mountain area, the Val di Fassa does not grow much produce, in view of the climate – short cool summers and long winters. We must stress that the cuisine of the Val di Fassa descends from that of the Tyrol, which has strongly influenced it in view of well-known historical events. That is why we have canederli, speck, mushrooms, venison, spinach ravioli, and lucaniche (local sausages). There are many other products to be found here in the Fassa Valley which are also present in other mountain valleys of Trentino, Alto Adige or the Austrian Tyrol.
You can sample local dishes in the many restaurants, alpine and other refuges, taverns and of course, in the hotel where you are staying.
For reasons already mentioned, the Fassa Valley does not offer the vast choice of produce that you will find in other areas in Trentino. The extraordinary layout of the Val d’Adige and for the most part, of this province means that it is possible to grow a variety of extremely different produce: from the olives of Lake Garda, to the exquisite apples of the Val di Non, and the famous vines of the Val d’Adige. Wines are of great importance in Trentino and have become famous thanks to the unique fragrance and flavour that only our soil and the loving care of wine-growers can offer.
So, when you come on holiday to the Fassa Valley, you must be sure not to miss out on its tasty gastronomic souvenirs.