Trentino or Valle d’Aosta?
I had the great pleasure of spending my Summer vacation in Trentino and Valle d’Aosta, two eclectic pieces of territory in Italy.
To begin with, Trentino Alto Adige, located in northeest of Italy, is widely known for its mountainous landscape. The entire region covers woody areas, spires of Dolomite, lakes, villages dotting this arena, and other natural delights. A ski destination, this place is also known for other sporting activities, resort arcades, and fun-based parlays. Spa treatments, mouth-watering delicacies, small towns replete with historical faucets, et al, are the primetime traits of Trentino.
Happily enough, Trentino Alto Adige ranks at the “numero uno” position in the Italian green economy list designed by Fondazione Impresa. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed walking in the forest cover there, tasting the various varieties of local cheese, taking in the mesmeric beauty of the wooden sculptures, Candelabra views, biking tours. As an adventure enthusiast I went in for riding the rapids in the Noce River that the famed National Geographic Magazine lists as one of the top ten rivers in the planet earth to go rafting in.
Foto courtesy: Michele Malfer
Incidentally, the Aosta Valley is considered the smallest region in Italy, based in the northwestern region of Italy. I enjoyed cable car rides, viewing fauna species like the Ibex, marmots, eagles, and chamois, getting a view of differing flora species. I took trips to a number of hilltops of the Alps like the Cervino, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc. To my mind the culture of Aosta Valley is hybrid in nature and is termed Valdostan. This hinges on the cultural nuances of both the French Provencal and Northern Italy
Valle d’Aosta, soaked in the cultural vibes of the world including natural treasures, culinary dynamics, and historical narratives, constitutes thirteen side valleys in which any avid enthusiast like me can spend weeks involved in exploration activities. Summer here enthralled me with hiking and cycling activities. I promised myself to come back by the end of the year, winters can be laced with skiing expeditions.
Trentino vs Valle d’Aosta
To sum up, the two regions present wondrous opportunities for mad travelers like me as well as visitors from all across the world. I undertook fun-based activities as stress-busters to relieve myself from tension I was undergoing right after the Covid-19 lockdown. In addition, I rejuvenated my stamina and levels of energy and recuperated the mind, spirit, and soul by going in for a holiday in both of the two places. To me, Valle d’ Aosta and Trentino Alto Adige are two places in Italy that are worthy exploring and opting for a holiday full of relaxation, recuperation, adventure, and a reason to further one’s knowledge of the culinary, historical, and artistic renditions of this world. These two locations can be viewed idyllic for those that desire rest in their lives and can be baptized thrilling by those that wish for adventurous moments of fun and frolic.
Some differences I personally identified between the two locations are: the mountains color, the culinary dynamics and the gastronomic tradition, the architecture, the hoteliers and operators’ approach.
I Enjoyed the pleasure of local cuisines in their light, nutritious and purest state as cooked in these two Italian regions. Each local cuisine presents the core performance of those