Agritur Cristina - Smarano, Trento
Via Merlonga, 11
38010 Smarano (Trento)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation
Geographical Location: Mountain
n°3 Apartment , n°3 4.beds room . Total Guests 21
Agritur Cristina is in Smarano (1000m s.l.m.) in Val di Non – Trentino – on the Predaia plateau.
From it you can enjoy the amazing view on all the “Melinda’s Apple Valley”: it’s the perfect place to regain your forces, combining the relax into the nature with sport, walks into the woods and tours of the most renowned places of the valley, joining a lot of cultural and traditional events all the year round
Accommodations and Services in Agritur Cristina
The three large rooms provided by Agritur Cristina are entirely made of wood, according to the typical alpine style. The warm, genuine welcome and the amazing sight offered by the rooms inspired their names, suggested by the beautiful flowers that can be found on our mountains:
- "Edelweiss" room
- "Rhododendron" room
- "Gentianella" room
Each room has satellite TV and private bathrooms (also accessible for people with disabilities) with toilet, shower and hairdryer. Two of them have a balcony, overlooking the wonderful sight of the Dolomites Mountains and of all our beloved Val di Non. Each room can accommodate 4 persons maximum.
Agritur Cristina meets all its guests needs! Indeed, you can choose to stay in one of the 3 apartments, all of different size. Even in this case, we decided to emphasize the importance of living close to the nature and its fragrances, naming the apartments like the flowers that can be found here around:
- "Primrose" apartment
- "Forget-me-not" apartment
- "Daisy" apartment
All the apartments are fully furnished; the facilities are: own kitchen, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and washing machine, satellite TV, balcony, elevator. Two of them, brand new penthouses, can accommodate at most 4 persons, instead the third is for 8 persons maximum.
Where we are
Hunting, Canoe, Fishing, TennisInternal Services:
Acces Internet, TV in room, TV sat, Wifi, Heating, Final cleaningEducational activities:
Guided tour of the farmExternal services:
Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car parkExperiences:
Golf, Cycle tourism, Winter sports, Trekking, Stables & Riding, Religious pilgrimages, Romantic escape, Family & Children, Art and Culture, Food and Wine
The facilities include: elevator, wide private parking area, garden/solarium with sunbeds and barbecue, a little recreation garden for children. Small pets are also welcome.
You can hire bikes and have information about the attractions to visit, both natural and built-up (castles, churches, mansion houses), folk festivals and events all over the valley.
Breakfast at Agritur Cristina is always carefully prepared and served. It’s realized with love and care, almost entirely using the products of the family farm: indeed you can find not just the products that usually are served in hotels (i.e. the, coffee, milk, biscuits, toasts, cornflakes, etc.), but also homemade, typical and natural food, like:
- raspberry, apple, elder, sour cherry juice;
- raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, redcurrant, apple, cherry, sour cherry, yellow and red plum, apricot jam
- White bread, bread with pumpkin or sunflower seeds, cumin, walnuts
- White yogurt
- Apple, carrot and yogurt pies, apple fritters, baked apples
- Typical cakes like strudel, “brezedel”, “zelten” and “torta sbrisolona”
- Seasonal fresh fruit
- Honey from local farms
- Cheese, ham, salami, bacon and other meat produced in local farms and dairies.
San Romedio is the most interesting example of medieval christian art in Trentino. It’s a Franciscan sanctuary, 3km from Sanzeno, that rises on a chalky rock, 70 m high, in the middle of a wild gorge where Verdes stream merges into San Romedio stream: there it appears to visitors in all its breathtakingly beauty. The complex was built in different periods of time starting from the 5th century and it reached the present appearance during the 18th century. In an evocative and bold architectural way, following the rocky spur, visitors go up 131 steps to the top of the rock, through three superimposed churches.
You can go there from Sanzeno, through the way that follows San Romedio stream in the narrow gorge, or start from the Retical Museum and walk a striking path (2.5 km) flanking the mountain.
Castel Thun is a castle, well-proportioned result of different building steps, that overlooks the vale from a high hill. It’s surrounded by a composite fortification complex of towers, bulwarks, moat and bastions; wide gardens spread over hill and dale. Crossing the large Spanish Door, you get to the drawbridge and the courtyard, where the mansion is built.
On the inside there are numerous halls, still luxuriously furnished, and a very interesting portrait collection of the noble family. The most renowned room is the Bishop's room (16th century), entirely lined with Cimbrian wood; but there are also the kitchen, the weapon room, living rooms and bedrooms.
Castel Thun is always been inhabited, and it maintained its furniture in the course of time; but after the fall of the lineage, in 1926 it passed to the bohemian branch of the family and when the last Thun descendant, Franz Thun Hohenstein, died in 1992, the local Council bought the monument, its rich art collections, the invaluable library and archive.
Tovel Lake and Adamello Brenta national park
Tovel Lake is the most evocative lake in the valley, set into Brenta Dolomites, recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Its water come from the snow melt, so it doesn’t have an inlet river. You can walk around the lake enjoying the amazing colours, from brilliant green to crystal blue; it’s also the starting point of trails to a lot of mountain huts where you can eat and be delighted by an unique sight of Val di Non.
Just to preserve the nature, during the summer you can get to Tovel Lake only by the shuttle bus from Cles.
The Adamello Brenta national park is the largest protected area in Trentino and it’s located in the western part of Trentino, including both the Adamello and Brenta mountain ranges, which are separated from Rendena Valley and included between Non, Sole and Giudicarie valleys. Inside the park there is the Adamello glacier, one of the most wide in Europe.
Val di Non is also known as “the Canyon Valley”, with its two canyon Rio Sas and “Parco Fluviale Novella”. Narrow gorges, from 25cm to 30m deep, high rocks with whirling water falls merge into a thick vegetation; also barrages, thermal resort, hydroelectric central that narrate the history of our land.
Thanks to walkways and ladders you can go inside a charming land with fossils, stalactites and stalagmites created by erosion, red and green algae that colour with unexpected flames the rocks, unique and lush vegetation given by constant atmosphere and humidity.
You can visit the canyon just booking the tour.
For who loves mountain bikes and trekking there are special routes with short, medium or long distance and different rise and difficulty. Through mountains, woods, apple fields, you’ll know Val di Non in all its beauty and uniqueness: can you imagine to walk or pedal through apple orchards in bloom or full of Melinda apples?