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Holidays to Lake Levico invite you to explore a quiet lake resort with tranquil walking trails and pretty parks.
Originally known for its therapeutic waters, Lake Levico is now an unspoilt waterfront resort with shaded walks and an attractive spa town.
A slower pace of life
Walking, cycling and lake bathing are the big pastimes around these parts, and the gentle walk around the lake is a great place to start. It'll take a couple of hours and gives you the perfect excuse for spending the rest of the day relaxing on the shore.
Lake Levico charms on every level, whether you’re admiring the lush scenery, exploring the pretty streets of Levico Terme - developed in the 19th century by the Habsburg family - or riding along the popular cycling trails that snake around the water. The spa park in the town centre is a true arboretum of more than 12 hectares, with beautiful plants from Europe and beyond.
Good to know
There won’t be a rep based in your resort, but a rep will meet you at the airport when you arrive and get you on your way. If you’ve got any questions during your holiday, you can call our 24/7 TUI Service Centre at any time.
Out and about
• Lakeside path
• Boat trips
• Nordic walking
• Cycle routes
• Tennis courts
• Electric bikes
• Levico Therme Spa
AT A GLANCE
Wander along the wooded banks of the lake on the Via dei Pescatori, the fishermen’s path
Witness incredible natural artworks at the outdoor exhibition, Arte Sella
Sample some unique vezzena, one of the oldest cheeses in the Trentino region
TOP THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LAKE LEVICO
Lake Levico is one of the cleanest lakes in Italy, making it one of the most pleasant to go for a dip in. The southern shore of the lake, by the Camping Village Lago Levico, is where you'll find the only dedicated lido, where you can spend the day cooling off in the refreshing waters.
The lido, which can be accessed by the public as well as the campsite residents, is made up of various grassy areas that are ideal for laying out your towel and soaking up the sun. There's also a snack bar onsite, so you're never too far from an ice cream.
Levico Terme hosts a market on every second and fourth Monday of the month. It sells a range of local foodstuffs and souvenirs and is great for a bit of local atmosphere. Neighbouring towns also hold markets throughout the week - Borgo Valsugana, open every Wednesday, is one of the best. It's always best to go early, though, as many of the stalls tend to pack up after lunch.
The Via Dante Alighieri and the Via Guglielmo Marconi are the best streets for shopping in Levico Terme. You'll find gift shops, fashion, jewellery and handicrafts all for reasonable prices, meaning you can properly treat yourself.
The tiki-style bar at the Lido di Levico is the best place to end your day. With a cocktail in hand, you can sit and watch the sun set over the water. Most hotels in Levico also have onsite bars where you can have a drink or two before heading up to bed.
In mid-August, Levico Terme plays host to three days of live music and lots of laughs. The Blues Festival takes place in the historic town centre and offers fabulous live music, dancing in the streets and non-stop drinks. The shops even stay open later during the festival.
FOOD & DRINKS
Traditional Trentino cuisine is at the forefront of the gastronomy scene in Levico Terme. Speciality Alpine cheeses, meats and polenta are used in most cooking, accompanied by different wines or grappe. As the town is not directly on the lakefront, not many eateries will have lake views. But with pedestrianised backstreets, you’ll enjoy the stroll to find somewhere for dinner.
HOMEMADE SPECIALITIES AT MALGA MASI
Perched high up on the mountains, Malga Masi is a great place to unwind with spectacular views of the Valsugana. With homemade Trentino specialities on the menu and cows grazing around the restaurant, you’ll have an authentic taste of Alpine life.
Levico is a quiet, laid-back area so it’s very peaceful to wander around on foot. Take a couple of hours to stroll all the way around the lake, or walk through the arboretum in the town centre.
Your Trentino Guest Card covers free trains to Trento (1 hour 10 minutes). From there, you can link to other exciting places like Venice (2 hours). The train station is by the Imperial Grand Hotel.
The area around Lake Levico is ideal for exploring on foot. Start with a gentle stroll around the lake itself, which takes a couple of hours to go all the way around. The Via dei Pescatori, the fisherman’s path, is a particularly lovely wooded walk and takes around half an hour. The mountains above town offer more challenging hikes for those with more energy. Pick up a map from the tourist office, with details of 12 routes ranging from 1-4 hours long – these include walks to forts, ruins and botanical gardens, as well as paths to Castel Pergine and the highest viewpoint in the area.
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