Autumn in Valsugana

The lake, the mountains, cycling, rest and relaxation: discover the top five experiences!

AUTUMN - The colours of fall foliage in the Lagorai forests, the soothing blue of lakes Caldonazzo and Levico, and the simple bliss of a gentle pace of life in a unique natural setting. Unique because Valsugana, just a few kilometres from Trento, is the first destination to achieve sustainable tourism certification under the criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

That alone should be enough to tempt you to take an autumn break in this valley! One day you might be by the lake, the next you could be walking in the mountains, and the very next day might see you exploring the installations surrounded by nature at Arte Sella. Then there are the spas, the villages, fine traditional cooking… there’s no end of reasons to pay us a visit. Here are just a few of our favourites!


A picnic by the lake...

… or the last swim of summer, or even an SUP adventure, given that the waters of Lake Caldonazzo are famous as some of the warmest in the Alps. Alternatively you can stop for an aperitif, a pizza, or dinner with a view of the lake. What tickles your fancy?


Exploring the cycle path

Valsugana has a cycle path which won the press award at the "Italian Green Roads Award 2020", the Oscars of Italian bicycle touring. This 80 km bike ride skirts the shores of Lake Caldonazzo first and then the Brenta river, through apple orchards, farmland and mountain villages.


Exploring the installations at Arte Sella

A unique place where art becomes one with nature: Arte Sella is an enormous, open-air exhibition area where internationally renowned artists have created works of art using wood, leaves, rocks and tree trunks. These masterpieces change in harmony with the seasons, with autumn seeing them at the height of their glory thanks to the colours of fall foliage.


A walk to admire the fall foliage

The yellow beech leaves, the warm tones of birch trees, the many shades of fir and larch: if you love fall foliage (and who doesn’t?), there are lots of routes to choose from in Valsugana which will offer you a spectacular view of this natural wonder.



Valsugana is also the valley of wellness, thanks to its famous spa centre and a lifestyle that encourages relaxation and contact with nature. Why not treat yourself to few days of wellness at Levico Terme? Massages, mud baths, and wellness treatments are the key elements of this rejuvenating experience.

Published on 11/08/2023