Trentino is perhaps the italian region with the highest concentration of lakes, each and every one beautiful in its own way. Here is our personal list of the 10 most gorgeous lakes in Trentino!
1. Walls on the water
In a unique position, among green rolling hills, vineyards, woods and country roads bordered by rows of cypress trees, Lake Toblino is considered the most romantic of the lakes in Trentino. Furthermore, the presence of the omonimous castle built on a small peninsula overlooking the water only strenghtens this reputation.
2. The Red Lake
Deep in the heart of the Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, Lake Tove gained world wide notoriety for the uniqueness of its waters, which used to turn red thanks to a very rare algae now extinct. Still, it remains one of the jewels of our region, well worth a visit!
3. Living on the water
A drop of blue against a green background, Lake Ledro is famous for its archaeological site dating back almost 4000 years. In the small museum by the lake, one will find an interesting collection of ancient artifacts and a recreation of the stilt houses which dotted the lake in ancient times.
4. Relax and thermal baths
Thermal resort famous for its waters rich in iron and arsenic, world unique, Levico offers its visitors the possibility of relaxing on the nearby lakes of Cladonazzo and Levico, and to those who love winters and skiing, the ski resorts of Lavarone and Luserna.
Impossible to go wrong!
5. Riviera of the Dolomites
Perhaps the most famous lake of the region, Lake Molveno sits nestled in a ring formed by the Brenta Dolomites. It has become over the years a major summer tourist resort. Clear waters, grass lawn beach, beautiful scenery: don’t miss this one!
6. Turquoise blue
A tiny lake, a breathtaking view: Lake Tenno will capture your eyes with the colour of its incredibly clear waters, and a temperature perfect for a refreshing swim. To reach the lake, you will have to take a short walk, as there are no parking areas next to the lake, which is great: Tenno is an oasis of tranquility. Don’t miss the Varone waterfall, a few kilometers downstream, and witness the lake’s water drop almost 90 meters below!
7. Lake Calaita
Lake Calaita sits in the Vanoi valley, 15 km from Fiera di Primiero, and offers a breathtaking view on the Pale di San Martino mountain group. It is easily reachable via the road leading to Passo della Gobbera.
To the south of the Lake, semi-hidden by the fir trees, sits the Rifugio Miralago, where the weary traveler will find good food and a place to rest!
8. Small yet beautiful
The two lakes of Lamar. Once a single lake, where divided by a landslide creating Lake Santo to the south, and Lake Lamar to the north. The latter boasts crystal clear waters framed by deep green woods, and a grass lawn beach attracting many visitors. Fishers will find a varied water fauna, and hikers trails leading up to the top of the Paganella!
9. As alpine as it gets
Nestled in an Alpine scenery of extraordinary beauty: the Colbricon group to the south-west, Cima Stradon to the west, and to the south-east the Cavallazza-Tognazza group. Far to the east the chain of the Pale of St. Martin.
The most direct access to lakes is from Malga Rolle, otherwise you can get there from Malga Ces above San Martino di Castrozza. Bring your hiking boots!
10. Relax nel verde
With its wide grass lawn beaches, Lake Lases is well-liked by both bathers and fishermen, attracted by its waters full of fish. By the lake you can walk, go hiking or try windsurfing.
Ideal for a day out with kids!