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Lake Molveno

November 2, 2018

I have visited virtually thousands of places near my home in Northern Italy. Each has been enjoyable. However, one of the most unique is Lake Molveno, located in the Brenta Dolomites of Trento Province west of the large city of Trento.

It has been said that Molveno is Italy’s most beautiful lake. What it lacks in size is more than made up by its extraordinary color and commanding position, framed below the Brenta Dolomites. It is a special place that is unfortunately missed by most tourists who come to Italy’s Trento Province for vacations. It is somewhat off the beaten path and must be accessed by roads that are definitely not freeways. Sitting at 2,835 feet above sea level, it can only be reached by road SS421 which runs between the north end of Lake Garda and Spormaggiore in the Val di Non. Another road, SS45 will take you to the SS421 from the city of Trento. These roads are slow but very scenic.

There’s a lot to do in this tiny village: Fishing, sightseeing, hiking, shopping and culinary delights top the list. There’s even a great little beach on the lake that is safe for children. If you’re looking for a great place to eat that is definitely not touristy, I would recommend the Antica Bosnia. It is a small trattoria that has some unusual dishes that are very reasonably priced. Try the Costole di Cervo (rack of venison) or the Lepre (Hare). They both are local specialties that are hard to find elsewhere. These are some of the true flavors of the region.

You will find many more hidden treasures along the road in either direction. I’m not going to spill all of the beans here. Give it a try. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did! If you have already seen this remarkable location, drop me a line.

Photo: Lake Molveno by Allen E. Rizzi

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  1. That is a gorgeous view, indeed. We biked from Bolzano to Lake Garda, ferried tonthe south end of the lake and biked to Venice. Also drove up to Cortina, but did not make it in this direction. A beautiful area. Loved northern Italy!

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    • If you get there again, let me know. We live in the Val di Non, 40 KM west of Bolzano. Lake Garda is our favorite destination in Italy. We have been there every year since 1999 and we have many good friends there. Lake Garda is the only place on earth where I feel 100% relaxed.

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