Caldonazzo: holidays on the shores of the lake
Caldonazzo is located in Trentino, in Valsugana about 20 km from Trento. An ancient town located on the shores of Lake Caldonazzo, surrounded by orchards, the river Centa, the hills of Brenta, the Rive mountains, Mount Cimone, Pizzo di Levico, and Mandriolo; a destination for lovers of water sports and those looking for a quiet holiday full of culture, sunbathing, and peaceful strolls.
Lake Caldonazzo is the main attraction in town. With its 627 square meters and a length of 5 km, it is the largest lake in Trentino with numerous Blue Flag beaches well maintained and equipped with different coves, where you can relax or practice water sports such as sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, swimming, boating, diving, fishing and, unique in the region, even water skiing.
Summer activities in Caldonazzo
In addition to sporting activities on the lake, Caldonazzo offers other ideas for your holidays: lakeside promenades, bathing establishments equipped with bars, restaurants, children's areas, and games rooms, as well as pedal boats and rowing boats.
There are several walking and cycling paths for your enjoyment; take a nice ride on the Valsugana cycle path that connects Lake Caldonazzo with Bassano del Grappa, or mountain bike along the Giro dei Castagni, or take an excursion on the Rive mountain to admire the ruins of the Torre dei Sicconi: a panoramic place from which to admire the valleys of the Brenta and Centa and the Pinè plateau.
In August, on the clear waters of the lake, the Palio of dragons, a dragon boat competition is held. A must see!
What to see in Caldonazzo
The village of Caldonazzo is a typical Trentino village with country style streets and houses, dominated by the castle of the Magnificent Trapp Court, now privately owned, but once the seat of the judicial administration. A crenellated house with allegorical cycles that adorn some rooms, where events and a typical Tyrolean Christmas market are held every year.
Opposite the Trapp Court, also home to a riding school, is the ancient fourteenth-century church dedicated to San Sisto, keeper of precious frescoes from various eras. In front of the church, near the path you can see a wall belonging to the ancient castle of the lords of Brenta destroyed around 1300 and of which there is no other trace.
How to get to Caldonazzo
Getting here by car
Take the A22 Brennero motorway to the Trento Sud exit and continue along the Valsugana expressway towards Padova-Venezia, Caldonazzo exit.
From the south (Bassano, Vicenza, Treviso): Valsugana expressway, Caldonazzo exit.
Getting here by train
On the Bologna-Brennero line, get off at the Trento station. From here take the Valsugana railway and get off at Caldonazzo station Bassano-Trento line: get off at Caldonazzo station.
Getting here by bus
Flixbus service from Munich and Venice Tronchetto, with rides on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with stops in Levico Terme. Regular buses to Valsugana leave from the Trento station.
Getting here by plane
The closest airports are: Treviso, Verona, Venezia, and Brescia.
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