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Shepherd for a day

Exploring Ancient Trades and Visiting the Venetian Sawmill

20
Activity time 3 hours
Participants min. 2 - max. 35
20 June - 05 September 2024
each Thursday
WHAT TO EXPECT/ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Do you want to experience what it’s really like to be a shepherd? Has farm work always fascinated you? Would you like to drop everything and move to the mountains? Try spending a morning with our shepherd to see if high-altitude living is right for you! The sheep, the altitude, the smell of cut grass and freshly cut wood will be the setting for a true shepherd's experience that’ll take you far away from your daily grind for a fun adventure. You will be able to visit the Venetian Sawmill and understand its functioning and history. During the visit to the sawmill, our guide will help you create a small wooden object to take home as a souvenir. Don't miss the delicious finale with a tasting of cheeses from the Presanella Social Dairy.

INTERESTING FACTS/INFO

Admire the sweeping panorama of the Brenta Dolomites and Adamello-Presanella mountain ranges. Take your camera with you or use your smartphone: the views over the Val di Sole are incredible from up here.

WHO ARE WE

Experience organized by the Mezzana Marilleva Consortium in collaboration with the Presanella Social Dairy and the 'L'Alveare' Association. The Presanella dairy cooperative collects the milk produced by farmers in the Upper Val di Sole. With care and dedication, it carefully and lovingly processes it into premium cheese, including Trentingrana, Nostrano, Casolèt della Val di Sole (Slow Food presidium) and ricotta, fully respecting nature and the age-old local cheesemaking traditions. The association 'L'Alveare' deals with multiple local entities including MMape, Fattore Legno, Bosco Derniga, and from this year also our Venetian Sawmill.

Experience Info

  • Family-friendly
  • Half-day activity
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3 reasons

why this experience is worth it

1
Learn about the ancient traditional crafts of times past and uncover secrets and stories immersed in unspoiled nature.
2
The shepherd looks forward to satisfying your every curiosity... ask all the questions you have to understand the secrets of true mountain life.
3
You will be able to taste the local artisan dairy products from the Presanella Social Dairy

Consorzio Turistico Mezzana Marilleva

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Experience Info

  • Family-friendly
  • Half-day activity

Calendar

20.06.2024 - 05.09.2024
Each thursday

Where

Marilleva Mezzana - Ortisé

Map

Experience Info

All the info you need

Price

€ 20 adults
€ 10 children up to 13 years old

€ 20 adults
€ 10 children up to 13 years old

Activity time

3 hours

3 hours

number of participants

minimum 2 - maximum 35 people

minimum 2 - maximum 35 people

Register before

Compulsory reservation befor 6 p.m. of the previous day.

Compulsory reservation befor 6 p.m. of the previous day.

Languages spoken

Italian

Italian

WHAT TO EXPECT/ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Do you want to experience what it’s really like to be a shepherd? Has farm work always fascinated you? Would you like to drop everything and move to the mountains? Try spending a morning with our shepherd to see if high-altitude living is right for you! The sheep, the altitude, the smell of cut grass and freshly cut wood will be the setting for a true shepherd's experience that’ll take you far away from your daily grind for a fun adventure. You will be able to visit the Venetian Sawmill and understand its functioning and history. During the visit to the sawmill, our guide will help you create a small wooden object to take home as a souvenir. Don't miss the delicious finale with a tasting of cheeses from the Presanella Social Dairy.

INTERESTING FACTS/INFO

Admire the sweeping panorama of the Brenta Dolomites and Adamello-Presanella mountain ranges. Take your camera with you or use your smartphone: the views over the Val di Sole are incredible from up here.

WHO ARE WE

Experience organized by the Mezzana Marilleva Consortium in collaboration with the Presanella Social Dairy and the 'L'Alveare' Association. The Presanella dairy cooperative collects the milk produced by farmers in the Upper Val di Sole. With care and dedication, it carefully and lovingly processes it into premium cheese, including Trentingrana, Nostrano, Casolèt della Val di Sole (Slow Food presidium) and ricotta, fully respecting nature and the age-old local cheesemaking traditions. The association 'L'Alveare' deals with multiple local entities including MMape, Fattore Legno, Bosco Derniga, and from this year also our Venetian Sawmill.

Particolare estate | © Archivio APT Val di Sole - Ph Visual Stories
WHAT WE SUPPLY

Accompanied by a shepherd, you will get to know the animals that accompany him every day, the sheep with their lambs, the goats, the guard dogs, and the sheepdogs, as well as various activities including grass mowing, wood cutting, and milking. The staff of the Venetian Sawmill will accompany you on a discovery of the sawmill, putting it into operation and explaining all the mechanisms: water, timber, and saw. They will also help you build a very useful tool for everyday life. At the end of the experience, there will be a cheese tasting from the Presanella Social Dairy.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Activity suitable for everyone.

EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING

Wear long trousers and walking shoes.

MEETING POINT

MEZZANA - Library
Use your own car to get to the meeting point. Private transport required as far as the town of Ortisé. 

IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER

If it rains, the activity will be cancelled.

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