Just 3 kilometers far from Paradiso Parolari there's the lovely Tenno lake. Despite this lake is not very big, it is one of the most beautiful lakes you can see in the northern Italy. Tenno lake is famous for ist marvelous turquoise colour, very similar to the Caribbean sea. In the middle there's a little island. There you can swim, get tanned, and enjoy a wonderful landscape. You can reach this lake just going on foot on a path in the woods: it'll take you only half an hour. Along the same road in a 2-hour walk you can reach the mountain hut Rifugio San Pietro, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view on Lake Garda..You'll love it!!
Tenno (8 Km away)
Tenno is a very nice village in which you may see a XIIth century castle. The building has high embattled walls and near it you may visit the little anciet St. Lorenzo Church, decoradet with nice XIth century frescoes.
The medieval village of Canale
Just 4 kilometers far from Paradiso Parolari there's the old medieval village of Canale, which is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Visiting this village you may still feel the magic atmosphere of ancient times: houses made of wood and stone decorated with frescoes, narrow paved lanes and little wooden porticoes. Here there is also the famous "Artists' House" with interesting temporary exhibitions and art galleries. Mid August there'a a medioeval festival when people are dressed like in the middle Ages and show you old activities.
Pile-dwelling in Fiavé
The archeological area of Fiavè is a UNESCO protected biotope which has remained unspoilt and it hosts the remains of pile-dwelling structures dating back to 2300 b.C. The piles-dwelling are 3 km away from our house. The Museo delle palafitte in Fiavé, provides an extraordinary window on the daily life of the inhabitants of prehistoric Trentino. Quite exceptional are the wooden objects, some of the most ancient in the world, having been preserved for 3,800-3,400 years: cups, ladles, whisks, trays, buckets, clubs, sickles, drills, axe handles. And then the remains of food that these people used to grow and gather.
Cascade Ballino "Sajant"
This waterfall is at 1 km and is visible from our house. You can reach it along a road that starts at the fountain on the square in Ballino. Follow it until you reach a sign indicating the waterfall. Here you have to leave your car and walk for 15 minutes uphill. It has recently become a beautiful via ferrata: "Rio Ruzza Signora delle Acque". With the equipment it is possible to climb up to 150 meters hight.
Cave "La Camerona"
Castle Stenico (20 km away)
The Castello di Stenico is one of the oldest castles in the Trentino, and used to be a fortress of great strategic relevance. The strategically important Castello di Stenico is a museum of art and history. Its numerous rooms are decorated with furniture, paintings, arms and firearms as well as age-old tools for everyday use, all of them borrowed from the collections held by Castello del Buonconsiglio di Trento.
Land Art Itinerary: Bosco Arte Stenico
The lovers of culture, nature and art will find through this attractive walk a lot of art works placed in the forest. BoscoArteStenico is an easy walk open also to disabled people accompanied or to families with children. A true meeting with contemporary art sink into the wood. Walking along the BoscoArteStenico art itinerary you can delight the naturalist beauties of the valley, admire the artistic work placed on the way by the authors. You can also visit the medieval castle of Stenico and see the nearby Rio Bianco Waterfall.
Nardis Waterfalls (48 km)
Nardis Waterfalls are the most well-known falls of Val di Genova, which is renowned as the "waterfalls valley" for the great abundance of falls featured. They drop for over 130 metres from Presanella, at 921 m a.s.l., with a gradient of between 55 and 65 degrees. The valley boasts terraced slopes cut by watercourses and glacier formations, which explains the unusually large amount of falls.
Hike to the lakes of the Val Nambrone valley (55KM)
Thanks to the paved road, which goes up over 2,000 m asl., the lakes of the Val Nambrone valley are easily accessible. The Val Nambrone valley is a side valley of the Valle di Campiglio valley and branches between Pinzolo and Sant’Antonio di Mavignola. The valley is not only famous for the gorgeous panoramic views on the Brenta Dolomites but also for its lakes. The snow which is collected on the glaciers during the winter, melts again in summer, this meltwater reaches the lakes and feeds the Sarca river, which passes through the valley. The Cornisello Lakes are located at 2,120 m asl., the Lago Nero lake at 2,200 m asl. and the Lake Vedretta at impressive 2,600 m asl. By car you can reach an altitude of more than 2,000 m asl, near the first of the Cornisello Lakes. From there several paths proceed up to the other lakes and the peaks of the Presanella mountain group.
Castle Campo – 8 km away
Canyon Limarò – 14 km away
The canyon Limarò is a deep gorge carved by the river Sarca between gray and red rocks. In 10 minutes walk you can reach the dizzy rope bridge suspended over the river. For more information, click here.
Varone waterfall at 12 km
The waterfall is almost 100 meters high and hidden in a cave deep in the mountain between Lake Tenno and Lake Garda.
You can reach it through a botanical garden and can be seen from two points illuminated with different colours.
Old Strada del Ponale - 16 km away
Riva del Garda (15 Km)Riva del Garda is the main centre of Northern Lake Garda. The mild climate favours a typically Mediterranean vegetation with lemon trees, olive trees, laurels and palm trees: a true Mediterranean island at the foot of the Dolomites. The centre of Riva del Garda will fascinate you with its works of art and architecture, witnessing to ancient history and a past rich in art and culture. The most importants things to visit are: the Rocca, at present hosting the city museum and art gallery; the Apponale tower, an ancient venue for commerce and fairs; the Pretorian Palace, hosting under its loggia Roman, medieval and modern memorial stones, and the historic Comune Palace. The churches of the Inviolata and S. Maria Assunta, important examples of Baroque architecture. We also recommend to take a stroll to the Bastion on the mountain over Riva. It takes only half an hour to walk to this interesting Venetian fortress, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view.
Arco (18 Km)
Arco is situated at the heart of the northern Lake Garda region. At one end, Arco faces Lake Garda, while its other end is surrounded by the mountains. It is a well-known holiday resort by virtue of its mild climate, clean and healthy air and its position right by the lake-side. Archduke Albert of Habsburg built his winter residence, the Villa Arciducale, in Arco. Surrounded by a lush park, the Arboretum, it hosts exotic and Mediterranean plants. The Habsburgs ornated the city with parks and gardens, elegant liberty villas and beautiful palaces.
Lake Garda hiking tour from Busatte to Tempesta (20 Km)
We start our hiking tour, which offers great panoramic views of Lake Garda, in the small locality of Busatte above the village of Torbole. The “Sentiero panoramico“ starts at the adventure park of Busatte and runs at the foot of Mount Baldo about 120 metres above the water surface of the lake (approx. 200 metres asl). Several information panels describe the flora and fauna of the region as well as the views of the opposite lake shore. The panorama of the upper Lake Garda is just great: we see the villages of Riva and Torbole, the surrounding mountain ranges and of course many surfers and sailing boats. The trail leads across an impressive moraine landscape and includes two sections with stairs and railings bolted onto the rocks.
Malcesine (30 Km)
Malcesine is the most picturesque of all locations around the lake, different from all the others, with its overwhelming rocky promontory emerging from the waters and dominated by the towering castle that keeps watching the old town below with medieval origin, with its picturesque, cobbled alleys and small squares, doors and vaults, small and multicolored stores, pubs, studios, restaurants, taverns, old houses leaning one on each other, stone walls, patios and gardens, picturesque corners and vivacious atmospheres plenty of tourists. A dream landscape, one of the most fascinating views: Malcesine is situated between the changing colours of Lake Garda, which vary from the white foaming waves to an intense blue, from azure to silver and a warm gold of summer sunsets, and Monte Baldo rising wild and majestic, wooded and rocky up to over 2000 meters with its highest peaks.
Trento (42 Km)Trento is a city rooted in art and history, where the Italian and Mitteleuropean cultures meet. Unique amongst the Alpine cities, the City of the Council (1545 - 1563) still keeps its precious monuments as tokens of its rich artistic and historic heritage. Built in the elegant Renaissance style, they have been enhanced by recent refurbishing works. Special mention goes to the Castello del Buonconsiglio (for several centuries residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento), the Duomo, its splendid piazza and fountain dedicated to Neptune, the frescoed houses and Council Churches as well as the museums and exhibitions which make Trento a true landmark of Alpine arts, culture and traditions. The "imperial" tour starts at Castello del Buonconsiglio and takes visitors across the historical city-centre up to the piazza Duomo, along Via San Marco, via Manci and via Belenzani, running past some of the most beautiful palaces of the city and their surrounding network of roads, alleyways and squares - where other historical buildings can be discovered, such as Via Suffragio's characteristic arcades and the city's ancient towers and battlements. Trento offers visitors its richly historical and artistic heritage all year around. Visitors can admire its beauties while strolling around the city-centre's alleys, enjoying shopping or visiting the city's museums (Museo del Castello del Buonconsiglio, the MUSE Museo delle Scienze and the Museo Caproni themed around aviation).