Castagné, Alto Adige, Italy

The Village of Castagné, lying close to Pergine, translates as ‘Chestnuts’ due to the many chesnut trees in the area. There is a large crucifix situated next the church of Santa Caterina, which has been carved from the trunk of a single chestnut tree, this can be seen for a long way away and is very striking from close-up. this quiet, pretty little village offers stunning views across the valley towards Pergine.

Cuisine and Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige/Süd Tirol

grapesIn the far north of Italy, near the border with Austria, this region has a very strong Austrian influence in it’s cuisine, especially in the South Tyrol section. The Speck Alto Adige is a wonderful juniper-flavoured ham and is well worth looking out for. The Austrian influence brings Goulash, Knödel, Apfel Strudel, Kaiserschmarrn, Krapfen, Rösti, Spätzle as typical dishes to the region.

Cuisine and Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol

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