“A precious pearl in a more precious casket” thus Antonio Fogazzaro defined Lake Molveno (864 m s.l.m.). In its clear emerald green waters the bold peaks of the Brenta Dolomites are reflected.
The emerald waters of Lake Molveno mirror the jagged peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, such as Campanil Basso, Croz dell’Altissimo, Sfulmini and Cima Tosa. This is why it is considered a sea in the mountains. Very pleasant to walk along its banks, cross it on a pedalo, relax in the sun on the beach or ride it by bicycle. The ideal place to spend unforgettable moments in a setting of mountains unique in the world.
Its origin dates back to the post-glacial period (around 3000 years ago). Due to a dam in the valley caused by a huge landslide that broke away from the mountain above.
The impressive works of the 1950s for hydroelectric exploitation led to the almost complete depletion of the basin in 1951. A forest of rooted logs came to light, testimony to the landslide that gave rise to the lake.
Today the water level is maintained thanks to the waters that come from the Adamello.
Molveno is a famous summer tourist destination. In recent years, thanks to its rich tourist offer, it has received the “orange flag” of the Italian Touring Club. It is also an excellent starting point for interesting excursions in the Brenta Dolomites.