Between nature and the Middle Ages: discovering the turquoise lake
Fantastic views and a medieval atmosphere will accompany us on this pleasant excursion through villages and natural beauty. Canale di Tenno is really one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy and the turquoise color of Lake Tenno amazes every time! The atmosphere you breathe is relaxing and engaging. The olive groves and vineyards that surround the villages frame Lake Garda like a postcard. The Rifugio S. Pietro is an excellent destination for the day...its panorama will be an unforgettable memory!
We cross the streets of the village of Tenno, leaving behind the majestic castle, and quickly reach the countryside, passing through the terraced vineyards along a comfortable mule track. This connects Tenno to Ville del Monte and Canale di Tenno, a magnificent medieval village, with its alleys, caves, gates and taverns, where we can treat ourselves to a short visit and time to sip a coffee! Leaving Canale, after about 20 minutes, we reach Lake Tenno (570 m), a beautiful stretch of turquoise water nestled between the wooded slopes. Impossible not to stop for a refreshment and some photos!!! We walk along the lake on an easy path through the woods, and then we continue until we reach the Rifugio Monte Calino - S. Pietro (974 m), with its balcony on Lake Garda, perfect for a snack ... and a little rest on the deck chairs in the meadow! We return to Tenno in the afternoon, with the last downhill stretch that takes us directly to our starting point, through the small village of Calvola.
- The medieval village of Canale di Tenno
- Lake Tenno
- The view from the Rifugio S. Pietro
- Development: 11 km
- Walking time: 4,5/5 hours
- Difference in altitude: ↑ 765 m ↓765 m