Farm Holidays in Proveis - holiday flats and rooms in South Tyrolto the farms ▼A Farm Holiday in Proveis means going on hikes far from the madding crowd and makes a restorative retreat amidst unspoilt countryside.
Proveis is the highest-lying village on Deutschnonsberg and is set at 1,420 metres above sea level. The mountain village is quiet and idyllic, surrounded by lush meadows and green woodland.
The church and a few cosy inns form the village centre. Once, there was a famous school for bobbin making here. Around the centre there are a few scattered farms. The small groups of farmsteads look like the set for a 'Heimat' film. Anyone who enjoys a bit of commotion and being amidst crowds is out of place here. The village is one of the most remote in South Tyrol. There is nothing to hear except the sounds of nature, especially when on a Farm Holiday in Proveis. You can leave everyday stress behind here and really let yourself appreciate the unspoilt landscape.
A Farm Holiday in Proveis: hiking amidst unspoilt countryside
Farming is the main source of income for the around 300 inhabitants of the village.The few farms offering Farm Holidays in Proveis still run their farms like their predecessors. They deliver the milk from their cows to the dairies, harvest the hay on their meadows and keep just the right number of hens to provide them with eggs for their own use.
There is extensive pine forest, including some beech, surrounding the village, which was first mentioned in records in the 13th century. The backdrop is that of the impressive low mountain landscape of Trentino. The area is great for hikes in the unspoilt countryside, which can be set off on right from a holiday flat in Proveis. This is the perfect spot for those who enjoy peace and quiet out hiking and exploring nature undisturbed. Kesselalm pasture livens things up a bit, with traditional mountain dishes such as dumplings and 'Schmarrn' pancakes accompanied by traditional accordion music.
The 'Erlebnisweg' adventure path is ideal for families. This bears the motto 'cultural border – border culture', as the village lies on the border between South Tyrol and Trentino. The path begins at the car park on the Ulten-Proveis road and finishes after five kilometres right in the village centre. The 14 points on the way offer an insight into medicinal and poisonous plants as well as mountain farming and the historical development of the village. A highlight is an extraordinarily large orchid along the path.
Near Ultental valley
In the olden days, Proveis could only be reached by car from Trentino via the Mendel pass and Gampenpass. In 1998, a tunnel constructed at Hofmahdjoch pass formed a link with Ultental valley. On a Farm Holiday in Proveis, it is possible to get to Lana or the hiker's paradise of Ultental valley. This means that a wide range of family-friendly walks are not far off, such as the 'Sunnseitnweg' and 'Höfeweg' paths in deepest Ultental. Tours in Stilfserjoch National Park are just as accessible, but these require a bit more stamina.
A culinary fusion of Italian and Tyrolean
A Farm Holiday in Proveis is really worthwhile from a culinary perspective as well as for hikers. Deutschnonsberg lies on the border with Etschtal valley in South Tyrol and Nonstal valley in Trentino – something that is reflected in the food. This is a mix of Mediterranean cooking and traditional Tyrolean fare. The wonder vegetable, dandelion, has the 'Dandelion Weeks' dedicated to it. Several inns and restaurants around the neo-Gothic parish church of St. Nikolaus with its freestanding church tower serve dishes made of this wholesome wild herb in spring.
Why take a holiday in Proveis?
- An idyllic spot, ideal for those seeking peace and quiet
- Hikes amidst unspoilt countryside
- Mountain village with cosy atmosphere