Every year in Val di Non, the second weekend in October sees the return of Pomaria, the great apple harvest festival.
Pomaria is an event that stars the Strada della Mela e dei Sapori apple associations in Val di Non and the Strada del Vino e dei Sapori wine associations in Trentino, with focus on newly harvested Melinda apples, traditions and local food.
Its name, from the Latin pomarium or orchard, honour of Pomona, goddess of orchards, stands for the strong link with an ancient land that values the past for better awareness of its local culture.
The streets in the centre of the town of Casez come alive with re-enactment of old crafts and trades, music, market stalls and an apple exhibition. Apples can be picked straight off the trees together with one of the 4000 families of Melinda fruit-farmers, or learn to bake a classic strudel to take home, vote for the “Most delicious of them all” and take part in lots of other fun, tasty activities for young and old.
Visitors will be able to taste wines and local delicacies: Groppello di Revò wine, our Melinda D.O.P. Mela Val di Non apples, Casolét cheese and smoked Mortandéla, Slow Food Presidium.
Visitors can enjoy the beautiful sights of the Val di Non and the Val di Sole, taking long walks and participating in all the activities on offer.
For children there are games to play, storytelling and initiatives that teach them about the wonders of nature.
What are you waiting for? Com and enjoy Pomaria with us!