Breakfast in hotel and departure for Varna.
Visit to Novacella Abbey.
The bishop of Bressanone, Beato Artmanno, founded the Novacella Abbey in 1142, and since then the monastery has been following the Augustinian’ s order. Since its foundation, the Abbey offered hospitality to pilgrims going to either Rome or the Holy Land. Thanks to the convent school and the profound interest in science and art, the abbey quickly became a spiritual and cultural center known throughout Europe. Proof of this are the rich library and the various teaching workshops held here. The Abbey is considered one of the most impressive and best-preserved monasteries of Tirolo.
A visit to this place allows you to go through the most important periods in the history of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Rococo arts.
Another important site to see which belongs to the property, is the historic garden. The woods, vineyards, and wine cellars make the Abbey economically independent.
Taste of local products. ( it is included in the tour).
Afterwards, transfer to Val di Non famous for its apples.
Next is Thun Castle. Here it may be possible to hire an audio guide. The castle, built in the mid- XIII century, was the seat of the powerful family of Thun that in the Val di Non and Val Del Sole owned other prestigious residences. The Castle is located on top of a hill near the village of Vigo di Ton, on a beautiful panoramic position.
It is an interesting example of Castellana architecture of Trento. The civil-military structure is typically Gothic and is surrounded by a complex system of fortifications such as towers, bastions, moat, and battlements.
Next is Muse Museum. The most important feature of the building designed by Renzo Piano is the shape of the roof, which reminds of the steepness of the mountain slopes.
This is a futuristic museum because it uses the mountain as a metaphor to relate the life on earth. The visit start off from the top: the terrace and floor 4 show the sun and ice, the lower floors feature three important themes such as biodiversity, sustainability, and evolution. The visit ends with the unique tropical greenhouse. Full and empty spaces seem to be floating due to the effects of the shade and light.
Dinner in a typical restaurant of Trento (included in the tour).
Return to the hotel.