Hiking tips in Valsugana, Trentino
Lakes, mountains, castles, museums and other excursion destinations
Valsugana, from every corner, radiates magic, authenticity, culture, and tradition. It is home to people who have a deep connection with nature. Lake Levico and Lake Caldonazzo are two stunning alpine landscapes that showcase the pinnacle of natural beauty. Surrounded by castles, churches, and monuments, there are witnesses of days gone by, like Castel Pergine, Castel Selva di Levico. The majestic Lagorai chain is situated behind them.
Hiking tips in and around Levico
Exploring historic roads is a great way to enjoy hiking and cycling: the Translagorai. The roads are adorned with signs that depict their history.
The Cathedral of Trento, also known as the Cathedral of San Vigilio, is the primary church in Trento. It was constructed on the site of a temple that was originally dedicated to the patron saint, Vigilio. The construction started in the 11th century. In 1212, Federico Vanga, who was one of the most influential bishops, had a vision for the future architectural development of Trento. With this in mind, he made the decision to completely demolish the existing cathedral and rebuild a new one in the Romanesque-Lombard style. The Council of Trent's seat, where the Catholic Church was restored, overlooks the charming Piazza del Duomo. Every Thursday, the city market brings life to the square with its delightful scents, aromas, and lively chatter. The cathedral is open for visits every day from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The caves in Castello Tesino
Inside the tunnels of Castello Tesino's caves, which stretch for 400 mt, stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites have developed over thousands of years, resulting in captivating displays of shapes and colours.
In Valsugana you will still find strong evidence of the First and Second World Wars. The permanent exhibition of the Great War in Valsugana and on the Lagorai and the still perfectly preserved Austro-Hungarian forts attract many history enthusiasts. On the peaks of the Lagorai, moreover, various paths still hide the trenches of Austrian soldiers.
Arte Sella is a unique artistic experience located in Italy.
Arte Sella has been hosting works of art inspired by nature since 1986. The Val di Sella, a high plateau situated at an altitude of 1000 mt, is where this international contemporary art event is held. It takes place outdoors, amidst the meadows and forests. A place that can be enjoyed by people of all ages!
The Mocheni culture
Visitors to the "Maso-Museo Filzerhof" in the Mocheni Valley can explore the traditions and culture of the Mocheni people, who are of Germanic origin. They originally settled on the left side of the valley, as well as in the upper Fersina Valley. Even to this day, the German language is widely spoken and established in these locations.
Mine-Museum in the Valle dei Mocheni
The Grua va Hardömbl Mine-Museum is situated at an elevation of 1700 mt along the trail that leads to Lake Erdemolo, approximately 5 km away from the heart of Palù del Fersina. Walking through these hand-carved tunnels feels like diving into the past.
The Pietra Viva Museum
The Pietra Viva Museum takes you on a genuine journey back in time, immersing you in the world of miners. It tells the story from the perspective of the Pallaoro twins, renowned gold prospectors who discovered Italy's largest gold deposit on Mont Blanc. Your children can also participate in an exciting treasure hunt with a guided tour.
The Aeronautical Museum
The Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni is the oldest museum dedicated to aeronautics. It showcases a remarkable collection of aircraft from around the world, as well as historical objects related to the sector that the Caproni family has gathered over the years. At the Caproni Museum, you can explore a permanent exhibition and various temporary exhibitions, along with experiencing flight simulations.
Enjoy free admission with the Trentino Guest Card!
The Science Museum.
The Trento MuSe Science Museum, which spans about 5000 m², is a prominent cultural centre at the European level. By using the metaphor of a mountain, the route provides visitors with insights into life on Earth. Beginning at the top, the “path of the senses” meanders through four floors. Admission is free with the Trentino Guest Card!