Trentino-South Tyrol


The South Tyrolean Speck Festival in S. Maddalena/ St. Magdalena is dedicated to the Italian gourmet cured and smoked ham Speck Alto Adige. During the two-day long festival visitors will enjoy a colourful programme of entertainment.

Vino in Festa is a month-long celebration that mixes wine and culture in the South Tyrolean Wine Road. The programme invites people to discover the flavours and colours of these famous wines and also the historical villages around the Wine Route. The event ends with the Cellar Wine Night, a dream for wine lovers that includes visits to cellars, walks among the vineyards, outdoor cooking and entertainment.

The chestnut transforms the landscape of Valle Isarco/Eisacktal in South Tyrol not only in a shining golden hiking paradise in autumn, but also in a radiating center hosting the Valle Isarco chestnut weeks with a culturally-active program.

Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.

This sweet and sour specialty is exceptionally popular with locals and guests alike.

Dumplings are the epitome of the South Tyrolean cuisine and an indispensable part of every menu. Dumplings are made of South Tyrolean white bread, which is dried and cut into cubes for making dumplings. The basic dough is made of type 00 white flour, South Tyrolean milk, pasteurised free-range eggs, fresh or frozen onions, dried, fresh or frozen parsley and chives if desired. South Tyrolean speck dumplings contain 15 – 20 % diced speck (PGI).

Speck Alto Adige PGI, the unique smoked ham of Italy´s southern Alps, іs а dry-cured, lightly smoked ham produced іn South Tyrol, northern Italy. Parts оf іts production аre regulated by the European Union under the protected geographical indication (PGI) status.

Every year, when the farmers put the wine in their cellars, the old custom of “Törggelen” comes to life. From October to the end of November the vintners’ cottages, country inns and old farmsteads in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal in South Tyrol, Italy open up their doors and invite everyone in to a lively get-together with music and good humour.

The Chestnut: sweet, healthy and low in calories. The Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley innkeepers show us the taste of the chestnut during the “Valle Isarco Chestnut Speciality Weeks” from the middle of October to the beginning of November when everything revolves around the fruit of the bread-fruit tree.

For 42 years 20 inns and restaurants in the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal have been inviting people to the “Valle Isarco Fine Cuisine Festival”, the oldest of South Tyrol’s speciality food weeks.