The health benefits of asparagus have been well-known since ancient times. In the sandy soil along the Etsch river in South Tyrol, asparagus finds ideal conditions for cultivation, and the variety grown in the villages Nalles is particularly known for its outstanding quality. Therefore, every year in spring, Nalles invites guests to the Nalles Asparagus Weeks gastronomy event. Various asparagus-based dishes are featured at the restaurants in Nalles, washed down with a glass of white wine from the excellent local Nals-Margreid Winery.
Whether accompanied by a local hiking guide or simply cycling through the valley, there is a lot to discover about the asparagus around Nalles. Local farmers have much to say about the cultivation and properties of this delicacy.