Nature awakens on the mountains of Trentino
Between April and June, the opportunity is right for a journey to discover the different alpine blooms. Among those to be admired are the Botton d’oro del Baldo, the apple orchards of the Val di Non, and the orchids at Lavazè.
Between Vallagarina and Lake Garda, the territory of the Local Natural Park of Monte Baldo has been known since the Middle Ages. Botanists from all over Europe love the area for its biodiversity and wealth of preglacial endemic species. They have been able to reach us because they have colonized the higher areas not covered by ice caps in the Quaternary. Due to their particularity and rarity, some species still present are accompanied by the adjective baldensis, which recognizes their uniqueness. The most common, however, are arnica, lilies, gentians, orchids, botton d’oro and silver geraniums. Between May and June, they create colorful carpets on the meadows at high altitude that can be observed along the itineraries of the park. Particularly spectacular here is the flowering of the Golden Botton, unmistakable for its intense yellow flowers.
The most spectacular alpine blooms can be admired walking from the Graziani refuge towards Malga Campo, Bocca Paltrane to reach the Malga Campei refuge in Val Paròl where instead you can see expanses of Botton d’oro.
Monte Casale is the most panoramic mountain in the Valle delle Terme di Comano. Even up here, in the meadows at high altitude that overlook the southern slope of the Brenta Dolomites, in May nature awakens. The flowering transforms these environments into a fresco of colors and scents of dozens and dozens of floral species. The green summit carpet is dotted with Crocus, mountain tulips, orchids, officinal peonies, gentians, martagon lilies, rhododendrons, stellate brooms, and again the spur, lingonberry, mountain arnica, herbaceous heather and spinach alpine. The ascent to Monte Casale is an easy route without particular difficulties, suitable for families.
Now, in a few days, Valle di Non, the valley of apples, turns from a large green expanse, into a candid white and a soft pink, with the apple blossoms to be admired at the end of April. An itinerary among the blooms, suitable for everyone, can also be followed around the capital Cles.
To pay homage to the spectacle of spring, the Strada della Mela e dei Sapori delle Valli di Non e di Sole has created a program of events and initiatives designed for everyone. In April and May gastronomic walks, thematic picnics with recipes based on seasonal flowers and herbs, flowered itineraries to admire the spectacle of flowering up close, and guided excursions are offered.