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The wonderful mountains of Trentino and South Tyrol hide crystal clear expanses of water perfect for practicing sports, or for simply relaxing and sunbathing on the shores.
The lakes of Caldaro, Fiè, Carezza, Resia, Sopranes, and of course the worldwide famous Lake Garda… Large or small, hidden by forests or in plain view, but always enchanting in all their beauty, the lakes of Trentino and South Tyrol are a favorite tourist destination in every season, to enjoy in the most different ways, practicing sports or simply basking in the peaceful charm that sets them apart.
Show main major lakes in Trentino Alto Adige
Located in the Val d’Elga valley in South Tyrol, under the Costalunga Pass, Lake Carezza lies at the feet of the imposingsing Latemar, surrounded by a thick fir wood.
With its many hiking trails suitable for the wholoe family, Lake Carezza stands out for the beauty and uniqueness of its colorful waters. In the local dialect in fact it is called the "rainbow lake".
The Fiè tarn on Alpe di Siusi, near Fiè allo Sciliar, is a small lake suitable for swimming and bathing, and a much appreciated tourist destination due to its crystal clear waters and to the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Small tarn located at an altitude of 1036 meters, the Fiè tarn is a much sought-after tourist destination, both in summer and in winter. Situated in a wonderful position at the feet of the Sciliar massif, the lake is surrounded by one of the most enchanting mountain landscapes.
Lake Resia has become the symbol of Alta Val Venosta thanks to the legendary bell tower emerging from its waters, bell tower that in winter, when the surface of the lake freezes, can be reached on foot.
Lake Resia is an artificial expanse of water situated in the Val Venosta valley, at an altitude of 1498 meters. Its most distinguishing feature is the Bell tower rising from its water, and the many legends around it.
The northern section of Lake Garda is one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in Trentino: thanks to the mild climate and the charming landscapes made of lush green Mediterranean vegetation and high mountain peaks, every year thousands of visitors come here to relax and to practice water sports in the green.
Lake Garda is the biggest lake of Italy, with a surface of 370 square meters and a depth of 350 meters, stretching among the provinces of Brescia (Lombardy), Verona (Veneto) and Trento (Trentino Alto Adige).
Formed about 10,000 years ago by retreating glaciers, it is one of the most sought after and appreciated tourist destinations of Italy, and here sports enthusiasts can practice windsurfing and diving.
Located at an altitude above the 2600 meters, Lake Vedretta is in the Val Nambrone valley, famous for its many water expanses. There trail leading to the lake winds through breathtaking natural sceneries and offers a view of the Brenta Dolomites.
Of glacial origin, Lake Vedretta stretches in a basin of the Val Nambrone valley, west of Val Rendena and at an altitude of about 2600 meters, and is one of the biggest lakes in Trentino.
You can reach the lake taking trail n.239 (starting from the lakes of Cornisello).
Lake Caldaro is the largest Alpine lake of South Tyrol and fills a basin south of Bolzano, between the Mendola Massif and Monte di Mezzo. Always crowded in summer, it's perfect for sunbathing, swimming and sailing.
Lake Caldaro is suitable for bathing and swimming: thanks to its shallow aters in fact, in spring the temperature is about 17° - 19° C, and in the warmest months it can reach the 28°C. Here you can practice windsurfing, sailing, and enjoy a rowing boat tour.
The lake stretches on the plain of the Fedaia Pass, in the Val di Fassa valley. Partly natural and partly artificial, this expanse of water is a mirror to the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada Massif.
Lake Fedaia lies in Canazei, in the Val di Fassa valley, on the mountain pass bearing the same name. Stretching at an altitude of 2030 meters, the lake comprises an artificial part, about 2 km long and closed by a dam, used to produce electric energy, and a natural part, which is only 160 m long. Its waters reflect the image of the Marmolada.
Lake Toblino stretches at the end of the Sarca valley and is considered one of the most romantic expanses of water of Trentino: surrounded by a unique natural environment, among hills and forests, olive trees and vineyard, all overlooked by Toblin Castle, the lake is included in an important biotope.
This small lake lies at the end of the Sarca valley, west of Trento, at an altitude of 245 meters. Its charming beauty is given by the peculiar setting: the lake in fact is surrounded by lush green hills, and on its shores rises the romantic Toblin Castle.