Escape to the lakes this autumn
5 top romantic lakes to visit: walk hand in hand through the beautiful autumn colours
It doesn’t get more romantic than an autumn day on the lakes, when the shores are hugged by a blanket of warm colours, the air is crispy and quiet letting out just the soft sounds of twittering birds and crunchy footsteps on colourful paths.
Escape the greyness of the city and find your romantic spot on Trentino’s lakes, from the Liberty style shores of Lake Garda to the craggy mountains of Lake Tovel. We have made it easy for you and selected 5 top lakes to visit and 5 top places to eat on a romantic autumn day-out.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit Lake Garda: the summer crowds have left and the water glimmers with an intense turquoise. Complement your outing with dinner at La Terrazza (Tel: +39 0464 506083) serving local fish dishes and an overnight stay at Lago di Garda Hotel.
Once its water used to turn crimson, now autumn drapes its shores with red and orange foliage, a spectacle to be seen and shared with your loved one. After a walk around the lake, stop for a meal at Chalet Tovel (Tel: +39 0463 450 090) and end the day at Chalet Tovel, in the heart of Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta.
In 2017 it was awarded the most beautiful lake in Italy for the fourth consecutive year. Its pristine crystal clear water captures the most spectacular reflections of the Dolomites making it an ideal romantic destination. Make room for some traditional dishes at Ristorante Bucaneve (Tel: +39 0461 586464) and book for night at Du Lac Vital Mountain Hotel.
Awarded the Blue Flag since 2013, Lake Levico is a gem in the Valsugana, only half hour drive from Trento, offering the perfect scope for relaxing walks, especially in autumn when the colourful foliage creates romantic atmospheres. We recommend Boivin (Tel: +39 0461 701670) for a taste of traditional cuisine and Romanda Hotel for an overnight stay.
A turquoise jewel nestled between the mountains, only a few kilometres from Lake Garda. With its grassy shoreline and a pretty island - accessible by foot during the warmer months - it makes for a scenic autumn day-out. Treat your palate with carne salada, the local speciality, at Ristorante Acetaia (Tel: +39 0464 550064) and get your good-night-sleep at Lido Palace Hotel.