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Lavarone Lake

The lake of Lavarone is a wonderful green alpine lake. During the Belle Époque, the lake used to be a prestigious summer destination of the Austrian-hungarian aristocracy.

Lavarone hosted illustrious guests among which Sigmund Freud, the father of psyco-analysis, who used to stay in hotel Du Lac for long period.

He used to walk around the lake and rest along its shores.
The legend

Once upon a time… the lake did not exist. The area was instead occupied by a forest that belonged to two brothers. One day, an evil day, the two brothers fought. Both of them wanted to be the only owner of such luxuriant forest. They fought so violently that God decided to punish them as he could not stand that humans, and especially brothers, could be as greedy. During the night, he destroyed the reason of such evil that lead the two brothers to be one against each other. The next morning the two brothers could not believe what there was in front of them. The forest disappeared. Instead, there was a spectacular mirror of water. It was a lake, the lake of Lavarone. From that day, the two brothers stopped fighting.

The origin of the legend is product of the water filling of a deep carsic doline. It is presumed that the land sinked therefore it is still possible to find fossils at the bottom.

What to do in the summer

Lavarone Lake is the perfect place where to have a swim (water temperature : 20-24 °C degrees), practicing rowboat, canoe, and trampoline diving.

If you are looking for some rest, you can relax on the comfy sunbeds in the equipped beaches Lido Bertoldi and Lido Marzari. And while you unwind … kids will be busy playing on the water games.

If you feel hungry, take a sit in the bars - Miralago Bar and Lido Marzari Bar on the water shores and taste yummy bruchettas, sandwiches, fresh ice cream and much more.

Lavarone Lake has been awarded with the BLUE FLAG for the second consecutive year. It is a significant prize certifying the water quality, the lake environment, safety and access for all.

For more info:

Bar Miralago, Tel. 328 7477455
Lido Bertoldi, Tel. 0464 783139
Lido Marzari, Tel. 349 3582591 - 340 3728457

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