The blue lake of Tenno
The Tenno lake, with its crystal clear water and uncontaminated surroundings, is an island of tranquillity, and ideal for swimming. It is called “the blue lake” because the surrounding forests and the white stones of its bed give it a blue-green hue. The Tenno lake can be reached only on foot, after a short walk down a flight of steps dating back from medieval times.
Tenno benefits from a typically Mediterranean climate, even if it is immersed in the Alpine environment. The characteristic local terraced plantations include olive groves, vineyards and chestnut groves.
Tenno has preserved intact its origins dating back from the bronze age. The village of Canale di Tenno is one of the most beautiful in Italy. The House of Artists and the park of arts and crafts are meeting places for artists and venues for cultural activities. Tenno and the surrounding hamlets are part of the Judicaria Ecological Museum “from the Dolomites to Lake Garda”.
From the castle of Tenno, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Garda. The castle, built around the twelfth century, overlooks the ancient village of Frapporta and the little church of San Lorenzo, one of the most notable examples of Romanic art in the Trentino region.
An atmosphere suspended in time, in one of the most beautiful Villages in Italy, where rural houses are huddled together and joined by porticoes, halls, courtyards and ancient vaulted arches.
The village was abandoned after the war, but in the sixties it came back alive thanks to lively artistic and cultural activities. The Casa degli Artisti (Home of the Artists), dedicated to the artist Giacomo Vittone, has its seat here and is a residence and meeting place for artists from whole Europe.
Another Canale’s trump card is the beauty of its surrounding landscape: from its 428 metres you can admire the splendid Lake Garda, and behind it the imposing mountains, or you can reach Lake Tenno, one of the most cleanest stretch of water in Trentino, characterized by its intense turquoise colour and small islet.
We can’t deny that Canale di Tenno represents a “unique example” among the Trentino villages, a precious mountain village immersed in the soft Mediterranean atmosphere of Lake Garda.