Lago Di Caldonazzo is the largest lake in Trentino. With plenty of activities and incredible scenery available, here’s all the info for visiting.
Lago Di Caldonazzo, or Lake Caldonazzo, is located in the Valsugana region.
Just a 5 minute drive from Caldonazzo town, or 10 minute drive from Levico Terme, the lake itself is the largest in Trentino.
The best options in terms of public transport are hotel transfers, buses or taxis.
If you’re looking to travel from Trento the best option is by train. Simply take the regional train to Bassano del Grappa and get off at Calceranica. Roughly a 20 km journey.
We recommend renting a car for your entire Italy trip. That way you can pick up the car from the airport and explore the region at ease. Plus there are plenty of car parks available around Lago Di Caldonazzo.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Lago Di Caldonnazo Entrance Fee
It is free to visit the beaches around the lake.
Lago Di Caldonnazo Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time to Visit Lago Di Caldonzza + Tips
For the best weather, between the months of April and September is when the temperatures are usually perfect to enjoy everything on offer.
With so much to do here it can get pretty busy, especially during the school holidays. Therefore, if you prefer it a little less crowded, as well as a little less expensive, then avoid these times.
Arrive early if you need to park as parking spaces get filled up very quickly, especially during peak season.
Take your own beach chairs as there are no hire facilities.
What To Pack
Activities At Lago Di Caldonzza
- Wind surfing
- Water skiing
Camping at Lago Di Caldonazzo is one of the most popular things for locals and tourists to do.
With plenty of Lago Di Caldonazzo camping spots located on the south shore, waking up right in the heart of Valsugana, just metres from the lake, is on most peoples to-do lists.
We opted to head over to Camping Spiaggia for the day, and take full advantage of their jacuzzi and wellness centre!
Average prices for Lago Di Caldonazzo camping:
Adults – €6
Children – €4
Standard Pitch – €9.50
Superior Pitch (with private facilities) – €16.50
Mobile Homes (including 2 persons) – €60
Access to the wellness centre for outside guests – €20 per day
These prices are a guide for the majority of the year, however prices tend to double during the months of July and August
An incredibly sized lake, with plenty to do for visitors of any age!
Measuring 5 km in length, and 1.87 km in width, Lago Di Caldonazzo is the largest lake in Trentino.
Many people think of Lake Garda as the largest, however Garda does not entirely belong to the Trentino region.
Lake Caldonazzo is known historically as the destination of water sports lovers, and has played an important role as a training ground for many top water sports athletes.
You can in fact practice water skiing on Caldonazzo, which is the only lake in the entire region where this is allowed.
We spent the afternoon trying our hand at sailing with the amazing guys at Archè, who are great with people of all levels and abilities!
The water temperature in summer hovers at around 20-24 degrees, making it an ideal place for families and tourists to plan a day out.
You will find plenty of free beaches and play areas, so if you’re not so keen on the water sports a day of swimming and relaxing in nature is easy to come by.
If you fancy a walk there are plenty of routes available which you can check out via Komoot website. However to circle the whole lake will take roughly 4 hours, covering nearly 9.5 miles.
Overall Lago Di Caldonazzo is an awesome spot with plenty of options depending on your mood.
Surrounded by restaurants and pubs that liven up the summer nights, this is a place you can spend many hours/days relaxing and making memories amongst the mountains.
Certainly one of the best things to do in Valsugana!
Luxury – Grand Hotel Imperial
The 4-star Grand Hotel Imperial is set in the centre of Levico Terme and was once the summer residence of the Austrian Royal Family.
Surrounded by a 150,000 m² park, Grand Hotel Imperial features a free wellness centre and elegant rooms.
The on-site spa and wellness centre is complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and fitness centre.
The outdoor swimming pool is also available during summer.
All rooms offer an LCD TV and a mini bar. Free WiFi is also available in the lobby.
Mid-Budget – Bellavista Relax Hotel
Enjoy a relaxing break away from the stresses of everyday life at this peaceful hotel, set amid the mountains and close to Lake Levico.
Immersed in nature, sport and wellness, with special solutions for families and business men, the helpful and polite staff aim to offer you the best holiday in Trentino.
Budget – Hotel Liberty
Hotel Liberty is set in Levico Terme and offers a large outdoor terrace, restaurant and free bike rental.
Its spacious rooms feature hypoallergenic wood floors and flat-screen TVs.
Rooms at the Liberty Hotel offer views of the park and Levico Lake which is just a 10-minute walk away.
All the rooms also provide free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning is available on request in some rooms.
For more places to stay in Valsugana, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.