Farm Holidays in Terenten - holiday flats and rooms in South Tyrolto the farms ▼A Farm Holiday in the sun: the village of Terenten lies on a plateau amidst medium-high mountains in Pustertal valley and enjoys the most hours of sunshine in South Tyrol.
Staying in Terenten means immersing yourself in a long tradition of farming. Livestock and dairy farming have always played a major role in this municipality in Pustertal featuring over a hundred working farms.
A Farm Holiday in Terenten to the clattering of mills
The Pustertal valley used to specialise in arable farming, with Terenten being the granary of the whole valley. Corn was ground into flour by water-powered mills and tasty dishes and baked goods were created in farm kitchens. Today, the mills – especially the one on Terner Bach stream – bear witness to former times. Terner Mill Trail leads past these testimonies to earlier agriculture.
's Terner Schmelzpfandl' project has set itself the goal of reviving the tradition of arable farming to convey in a genuine manner this rural culture to locals and guests. Spread out over the course of the year, the numerous events involved in 'Terner Schmelzpfandl' invite guests on a Farm Holiday in Terenten and locals to get an idea of the traditional agricultural year: in April or May grain is sown like in the past. In addition, crops such as peas, cabbage and potatoes are planted. In August the mill festival takes place, where water is directed towards the mills, the heavy millstones are slowly set to work and mill the corn to make flour. The harvest festival, likewise in August, is an experience for the whole family. Finally, in October, farmers drive their cattle down from the mountain pastures to the farm, where they spend the winter. This 'Almabtrieb' is a big festival that brings the whole village together to celebrate with music and typical farm dishes.
Specialities from the farm kitchen
Terenten may be experienced with all the senses. Staying in a holiday flat in Terenten, you are bound to try the typical farm fare of the area and new dishes: 'Krautsuppe' cabbage soup, 'schworzplentan Ribla' plantain pancakes, 'Bluitnudel' blood noodles, 'Graukassuppe' cheese soup, 'Ziachkropfn' desserts, 'Kirschtakropfn' fritters and 'Tirschtlan' pastries – even if you first have to work out what these dialect words mean, you're in for some new taste sensations.
Action and attractions in Terenten
Nature and culture are a winning combination in Terenten, as there's lots to discover on holiday. The Terner earth pyramids, for example, which probably go back to 1837, when a heavy storm turned the Terner Bach stream into a fast-flowing river. Three houses, 16 mills, a forge and a sawmill were carried off by the floors. Nowadays, the pyramids formed by erosion over the following decades on the slopes remind us of this storm, which claimed 13 lives.
A Farm Holiday in Terenten provides a variety of hiking options, too. For example, you can explore Pircher Moos biotope or investigate the ruins of Aschburg castle, also known as 'Rabaschlössl', or 'Robbers' Castle', by locals. The Schönecker family, who are said to have built Aschburg in the 13th century, were famous for their robberies and raids. But there is not just peace and quiet to be had here in a holiday flat in Terenten, you can also go on active days out in the mountains: in summer there are pleasant walks, and South Tyrol's number one skiing mountain, Kronplatz, awaits in winter, which also features the new Messner Mountain Museum Corones.
Why take a holiday in Terenten?
- The most hours or sunshine in South Tyrol
- 'Schmelzpfandl' and harvest festival: fans of farm cooking are more than catered for
- A variety of hiking destinations, from ruins to biotopes