Where to go in Italy? Pineta SPA Nature Resort in the Dolomites

Pineta SPA Nature Resort in Italy's Dolomites
 

Where to go in Italy? Pineta SPA Resort in the Dolomites

If you’re asking yourself where to go in Italy, Pineta Spa Nature Resort in the Dolomites is the answer!

Located halfway between Trentino and South Tyrol in northern Italy, in the heart of Val di Non, a broad, sun-kissed, scenic valley, Pineta SPA Nature Resort makes for a perfect base for those who love an active vacation filled with outdoor adventures, and wish to experience some of Italy’s great gastronomic traditions. Throw in a little bit of SPA and wellness treatments and peaceful, restorative walks in nature, and you have the perfect holiday in the Dolomites of Northern Italy.

The natural phenomenon of Enrosadira
The natural phenomenon of Enrosadira

Read on to discover some of the activities you can experience while staying at Pineta Spa Nature Resort in the Dolomites.

Where to go in Italy? Discover our fantastic region of Trentino – Brenta Dolomites!

If you love active travel, here’s where to go in Italy for:

  • HIKES AND WALKS

Every day, Pineta organizes a different hike led by the hotel’s beloved guide Livio, a native noneso (resident of the Val di Non) who will help you discover the area on foot, with half-day and day trips in Val di Non and beyond to nearby valleys (such as Val di Sole, Val di Rabbi and Val di Pejo) and the Unesco-inscribed Brenta Dolomites. Walk amid forests of fir and larch trees; feel the mist from spectacular waterfalls; marvel at the colors of the emerald lakes that dot the region; be inspired by the jagged peaks of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Dolomites. Every day you have a different option to choose from!

Mount Peller Val di Non Trentino
The area around Mount Peller in Val di Non is a popular hike organized by Pineta Nature Resort.

In addition, walking opportunities abound right out of your doorstep when you stay here; Pineta Resort stands right next to forest trails, and you may even start your day with a guided walk in the woods to energize you and connect you to nature before you sit down to a hearty breakfast. Not a morning person? Experience the magic of walking in the woods at night by going on a weekly torch-lit walk led by Livio.

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  • BIKE TRIPS

Guided bike rides are organized every week, and you may choose between a regular mountain bike or an e-bike to reduce your effort. A popular ride is the one that brings you to Val di Non’s most famous castle, Castel Thun, one of the best preserved in the region, which was for centuries the magnificent residence of the Tono, a wealthy and powerful feudal family of Trentino.

Non Valley is perfect for the fan of mountain bike and electric bike (ph. Riccardo Tempo)
Non Valley is perfect for the fan of mountain bike and electric bike (ph. Riccardo Tempo)

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  • RAFTING, CANOEING AND SAILING

Love water? In Trentino, you can choose between the thrill of rafting, the more relaxed experience of kayaking, or the pleasure of sailing.

We recommend Dimaro Rafting Center in neighboring Val di Sole, where professional instructors will take you amid the rapids of the Noce river, recognized by National Geographic as the best river for rafting in Europe.

For a child-friendly, more moderate activity, yet full of wonder, opt for kayaking on the Santa Giustina Lake, through the wild gorges carved by the Novella river over the course of thousands of years. Pineta offers this activity once a week. Val di Non is also known as the ‘valley of canyons’ because there are so many them, even hundreds of meters deep, so kayaking on the Novella river is a great way to discover this fascinating aspect of the valley.

If you love sailing, Garda Lake is an hour and a half drive away, where you can find several sailing centers to go cruising on Italy’s largest lake.

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Kayaking on the Rio Novella amid canyon gorges
Kayaking on the Rio Novella amid canyon gorges.

Here’s where to go in Italy for relax and pampering:

  • SPA AND WELLNESS TREATMENTS

Pineta SPA Nature Resort highly values taking care of one’s body and mind. At the heart of the resort is its large SPA and wellness center, which has earned it a mention as one of the top spa hotels in Trentino. Permeated by the soothing smells of mountain herbs, the facility includes a pool, two whirlpool tubs (one indoors, one outdoors), Laconium, Steam Bath (Turkish Bath), Finnish Sauna, Bio Sauna with Alpine Herbs, Kneipp Path to reactivate blood circulation, the Hay Grotto, Aromatic and Emotional Showers, Ice Cave and the Footbath.

The pool and whirlpool tub area at Pineta Nature Resort.
The pool and whirlpool tub area at Pineta Nature Resort.

Saunas are excellent for purifying the body and skin, because they help you expel toxins, uric acids, excess fats and metabolic waste, thus strengthening the immune system.

Three times a week you can also try the Aufguss ritual, a wellness/purification/ entertainment ritual performed in the sauna by Giancarlo, the aufgussmeister, or Steam Master. A fun experience, not to be missed!

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If you’re a foodie, here ‘s where to go in Italy for:

  • TRADITIONAL FOOD & WINE

The region of Trentino boasts a rich culinary tradition, which is a mix of Mediterranean flavors, mountain cooking and German influences. Pineta’s restaurant, Alla Pineta, uses ingredients from local food and wine producers, so it’s a good place to start to get a taste of the local cuisine. Producers visit the restaurant weekly to display their delicacies, so you even have the chance to hear directly from passionate producers who carry on artisan traditions that go back in time. Typical products include cheeses (we love Trentingrana and Casolet), cured meats, such as Slow Food presidium mortandela, and speck. Try them at Cantina del Bruno, the cellar that hides a world of foodie wonders, open to Pineta guests twice a week for aperitivo.

Dish from Pineta restaurant in Trentino Italy
Discovering the local food and wine traditions is part of the experience at Pineta Nature Resort.

Trentino-Alto Adige also boasts a thriving wine scene; wine has been made around here since Roman times. We recommend visiting some of Trentino’s wineries for guided visits and tastings.

The red Groppello di Revò, made from an ancient vine native to the Val di Non, has a limited production recently reprised by few passionate producers who cultivate the grapes on the northernmost shores of the Santa Giustina Lake, which sits right in the center of Val di Non; visit Maso Sperdossi, Cantina Lasterosse, and Cantina El Zeremia, wineries that specialize in Groppello, and also make grappa with it; they also make aromatic white wines typical of Trentino and South Tyrol, such as Mueller Thurgau and Gewurztraminer.

The other typical red wine of the area is the full-bodied Teroldego Rotaliano, which you can taste at Cantina De Vescovi Ulzbach and the historic winery Dorigati, which has been making wine since 1858.

And for whites, move over Prosecco: the bubbly wine you ‘must’ drink now is Trento DOC Metodo Classico. Pineta offers regular tastings with producers, or you may visit them directly at their wineries: Endrizzi and Mas dei Chini. Ask Pineta’s knowledgeable restaurant staff on recommendations for wine and artisanal beers.

Cotto e mangiato, a colazione trovi i nostri Brezdel da gustare in relax
Brezdel: our traditional croissant

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Where to go in Italy for a vacation to please all the senses:

Choose Pineta SPA Nature Resort in the Dolomites!

-Silvia Donati

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