The beauty of nature, among lakes and mountains
About twenty kilometres from Trento is Caldonazzo, a small commune in the Valsugana region, sat 480 metres above sea level. Historical buildings of interest in the area include the Church of San Sisto, which dates back to the early-18th century.
The commune is most famous for Lake Caldonazzo, which is the largest lake in Trentino at 5.4 square kilometres. Thanks to its mild temperatures, you can swim in the water from May through to the end of September. Free beaches and equipped beach resorts run along the shores, and you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities: from sailing to canoeing, from windsurfing to rowing, from water skiing to diving. Lake Levico and the Levico Spa Park are also nearby.
For a unique cycling experience, we recommend taking the ancient road of the Menador. It is a demanding climb, but free from traffic. It runs for 14 kilometres, immersed in a landscape dotted with alpine pastures and traces of the front line of the Great War. Even older is the Fort Werk delle Benne, a defensive structure built by the Austrians between 1882 and 1889. It is located on top of the hill of the same name, together with the nearby Fort Tenna.