Swinging Val di Fiemme, to the Rhythm of Dolomiti Ski Jazz

Swinging Val di Fiemme, to the Rhythm of Dolomiti Ski Jazz

Is there possibly a better combination than experiencing all together a stunning mountain scenery, tasting delicious food and hearing good jazz?

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The Awesome Latemar Mountain Range

During Dolomiti Ski Jazz, the yearly event taking place at the beginning of March, the awesome Val di Fiemme gets swinging to the rhythm of jazz. Open air performances on the slopes, jam sessions in lovely taverns, concerts in local theaters, while sipping a glass of Hugo, the trendiest cocktail in Trentino and Südtirol regions prepared with elderberry syrup, sparkling wine, a splash of soda water and a few mint leaves. Refreshing and delicious!

[pullquote]Tasting Hugo, the trendiest cocktail in the region, is a must[/pullquote]

You don’t have to be a skier to listen to the jazz performances on the slopes, as all take place in mountain huts easy to reach by cable car.

Being wild about skiing, I took the chance to explore the Val di Fiemme Obereggen Ski Area, encompassing over 100km of slopes at the feet of some of the most beautiful mountain ranges of the Dolomites.

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The Cocktail Hugo with Tagliere Misto

I was a bit skeptical due to the lack of snow and the high temperature (even for the season), but the slopes were prepared with such care and ability that going downhill was a real pleasure. To non-skiers, the Fiemme Valley offers a wide range of activities: scenic walks on the snow, with the possibility to see open-air sculptures, snowshoeing, nordic walking and much more.

As in every Italian region, Trentino delights its visitors with a wide range of delicious local dishes.

Padellata

Padellata, A Great Way to Taste the Best Local Specialties

The mountain huts hosting the jazz performances offer a wide range of delicacies as the ‘Tagliere Misto‘, a mixed plate of cheese and cured meat,  ‘Knödel‘, the typical dumplings that can be eaten in broth or as a side dish with meat, cheese or mushrooms, or ‘Polenta‘, white or yellow maize flour cooked in salted water usually accompanying sausages, mushrooms, minced meat or game.

Don’t know what to choose? Then go for the ‘Padellata‘, a huge pan featuring samples of the tastiest local specialties. Sipping a glass of good regional wine to the rhythm of jazz, you’ll fall in love with the swinging Fiemme Valley and its warm hospitality.

If after such a lavish meal you feel like burning a few calories, you are likely to enjoy a walk in the lovely woods on one of the many hiking trails in the valley. Soon, you’ll have to get ready for more excellent food and good music!

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The Lovely Woods of Val di Fiemme

 

A big thank you to Visit Trentino, Visit Fiemme and Dolomiti Ski Jazz for the warm hospitality and for inviting me to discover this area of the Dolomites.

As always, the impressions and opinions are exclusively mines. 

 

 

 

 

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