Situated in the Garda Trentino region, Tenno is a beauty chest with a turquoise blue lake and featuring a timeless medieval hamlet
Tenno, in the province of Trento, only a few steps far from Lake Garda Trentino, is a real beauty chest where prestigious natural elements, as for example the turquoise blue of Lake Tenno, surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub despite the Alpine environment, live side by side with a medieval hamlet, Canale, whose past echoes in every glimpse, every ravine, every stone vault.
The medieval hamlet of Canale and the Castle of Tenno
Tenno offers a lot of things of see and places to visit as well. Starting with the medieval hamlet of Canale di Tenno (570 mt.), which is one of the most beautiful hamlets all over Italy. Canale di Tenno undeniably represents a “unique” place in the multifarious landscape of the villages all around Trentino, a precious mountain hamlet surrounded by that soft Mediterranean atmosphere that characterises Garda Trentino. The village, which was abandoned during the post - war years in the last century, came back to life in the Sixties thanks to a lively artistic and cultural activity. Here is where the Casa degli Artisti historic art museum has its headquarters; named after the painter Giacomo Vittone, it was and still is a place of dwelling and gathering for artists coming from all over Europe.
Tenno and its surrounding communities are part of the “dalle Dolomiti al Garda” Judicaria Ecomuseum area.
Another splendor in Tenno (428 mt) is the homonymous castle, from where it is possible to enjoy a wonderful view on Lake Garda. The Castle was built around the 12th century and overlooks the ancient hamlet of Frapporta and the little church of San Lorenzo, one of the most significant expressions of the Romanesque art all over Trentino.
Lake Tenno, a turquoise blue that leaves everybody in awe
Lake Tenno is a bathing lake and a serenity haven with crystal clear waters and unspoilt landscapes. Its beaches are both free and equipped. It is commonly called “light blue lake” because the surrounding woods and the white stones on the bed add a green - light blue colour to it. Lake Tenno can be reached only on foot on long steps and, once there, the view in front of your eyes is a ravishing beauty: in the middle of the lake you will spot “a small island” that is possible to reach on foot during the summer. But Lake Tenno has a timeless fascination, its splendor is worth observing in every season, thanks also to the weather. In Tenno it allows sunny days and a mild climate all year round, with olive trees, grapevines and chestnut trees that grow on the terracing, the typical plantations of this place.
Taste of Tenno
A holiday in Tenno could also be the perfect excuse to taste some dishes which have been invented right here, carne salada to mention the most famous. Today this ancient preparation, passed down over the centuries, live with the same strength and the same love for traditions thanks to careful restauranteurs who act as guardians of the old flavours. All over Tenno there are in fact restaurants and typical trattorias where it is possible to taste the original carne salada and other specialities from the Altogarda area.
The Christmas markets in Tenno
The medieval hamlet of Canale di Tenno live an intense magic at Christmas time. In this precise moment of the year in fact the typical Christmas markets are inaugurated in Canale di Tenno. Tenno is a perfect mix of magic, history, art, love for the tradition and untouched nature. The ideal destination for a holiday that restores body, mind and soul.