Vilnius, Italy: The Newest Slow Food Travel Destination

On May 28, the Vilnius Valley will become the latest slow food travel destination, the first in the Italian province of Sud Tirol/Alto Adige.

The Villnöss Valley (Val di Funes in Italian, Villnöss in German) is an unspoiled place at the foot of the Dolomites, considered among the most beautiful, whose prominent peaks surround the entire valley.

Villnöss is proud of the “Pearl of the Alps” award, a quality label for sustainable Alpine holidays. But above all, Villnöss is distinguished by the quality and originality of its gourmet offerings: from small producers on mountain farms (Masu) with cheese, black bread and spots, to the vineyards of the Eisack Valley, where world-famous wine is produced.

A heritage enriched by the presence of chefs and restaurants capable of highlighting the uniqueness of the region. Oskar Meissner is one of them at Petzuk, skilled at interpreting local produce, starting with the meat of Villnösser Brillenschaf sheep, a slow food presidium.

Slow Food, in collaboration with the municipality of Villnöss and the local tourism association, has built a week of events and experiences to celebrate the launch.

In addition, more than 20 tastings and experiences will be provided from May to October, allowing tourists and travelers to discover the authentic side of food and wine in this valley in the Dolomites.

There are now 16 slow food travel destinations around the world, home to more than 600 food producers, hotel owners, and chefs.

With the holidays approaching, You can learn more about them here. Get inspired by the new Slow Food model of tourism, consisting of meetings and exchanges with farmers, cheesemakers, shepherds, butchers, bakers and winegrowers who, along with the chefs who cook their produce, will be the tellers of their localities and guides to local traditions.

With our destinations and experiences, you will have a unique opportunity to stay with us Communitiesmeet our slow food precidia Producers, meet ark of taste products.

Want to know more?

If you want to organize the trip yourself, look at the map and contact the companies directly. Together with them, you can set a custom path! Or if you prefer to use a travel agency, contact the Tourist Office in Val di Funes:[email protected]

The Val di Funes / Villnösstal Slow Food Travel destination project was developed with the support of GAL Dolomiti Val d’Isarco, thanks to the LEADER funding of the European Commission, and implemented by the Val di Funes Tourism Agency in collaboration with Slow Food.

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