Nestled in one of the most picturesque alpine groups, the Brenta Dolomites, Molveno is a sought-after location of climbers since the 1800s. Lake Molveno is indeed one of the most spectacular in the Alps, born from a landslide that covered a thousand-year-old valley rich in forests. The historical centre is a typical alpine village with houses grouped around the patronal church and the bell tower. Molveno was also awarded the tourism’s official mark of quality Bandiera Arancione by the Touring Club of Italy, for its unspoiled nature and its historic-cultural heritage.
An expanse of blue in a sea of green, for five times awarded the “5 Vele Blu” by Legambiente, the lake is ranked first among the best Italian lakes for its green shores facilities and a beach resort perfect for both relaxation and sport.
The second largest lake in surface and volume in Trentino, Lake Molveno stands out for its clear waters and is the perfect base station for hiking tours in the Brenta Group and the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.
Loved by climbers, photographers, and also by kings, today the Dolomites have also been listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 2009. The Brenta Dolomites group lies like a rocky island to the west of the main Dolomites range and is well known among mountaineers for the world’s most famous vie ferrate routes, including the Via Ferrata delle Bocchette. Our mountains form part of our identity, and we look forward to involve you in a discovery the most beautiful views and most exciting trekking routes.
If you are after an active holiday, Molveno is the ideal destination in Trentino: from nature walks to Nordic Walking, from hiking to mountain-biking, the area lends itself to a variety of outdoor activities. If you feel more like a ‘beach type’, Molveno will not disappoint you with its outdoor swimming pool, beach volleyball facilities, tennis courts, as well as canoeing and kayaking opportunities, and – for the most adventurous – a chance to give himself to windsurfing. If you feel brave enough, why not try paragliding? After all, in Molveno we have the world champions of flight…
Imagine when the English travellers of the late nineteenth century discovered these mountains: the history of the exploration of the Brenta Dolomites began, and now it has been for over 150 years a destination for famous climbers, passionate mountaineers … and also some kings (King Albert I from Belgium)! If you are a heritage lover, do not miss the church of San Vigilio, a small jewel of Gothic art in Trentino, and the old sawmill Taialacqua that dates back to 1500, recently restored and still active, thanks to the waters of the Rio dei Molini.
Located in an excellent position to reach the Paganella ski area, which is just 4.5 km away, Molveno in winter offers the tranquillity of a warm alpine village, whilst being a convenient location to easily reach the nearby ski slopes. If you want to indulge in downhill skiing and snowboarding, but also discover the natural environment trough nordik walking, Molveno in winter it is the perfect destination for you. Welcome to the Alpotel, just five km from the Paganella plateau.