Lake Molveno Holidays
At a glance
Soak up the sun by the gentle shoreline
Wander a winding trail on the Pradel Plateau
Rise early to catch the Brenta Dolomites at sunrise
Top things to See and Do in Lake Molveno
Just steps from the resort centre is Molveno Beach, an Alpine beach harbouring 10 acres of green meadows. Throw down your towel and bask in the sun (or shade - there's plenty of trees too), go for a swim or challenge your friends or family to some volleyball. There's also a playground and mini-golf nearby, for when the little ones get a bit fidgety.
Down on the waterfront is the Acquapark - a hefty complex filled with two outdoor pools, including one Olympic pool, a handful slides and water activities like aqua gym. There's plenty of space for sunbathing too.
Just to let you know, the beaches on Lake Molveno aren't very sandy. While there's plenty of grassy areas to sunbathe, you'll have to walk over a small stony section to get to the water. Therefore, you may want to bring some flip flops or beach footwear with you for extra comfort.
This small, pedestrianised resort isn't home to designer brands or high-street names. Instead, you'll find plenty of local independent shops selling everything from wines, sweets, cakes and homewares to lovely souvenirs to take home with you. There's a selection of shops along the central Via Roma and in the square Delle Scuole.
Chilled evenings aren't hard to find in Molveno. Take a wander along the lakeside promenade at dusk, or kick back in your hotel's bar.
Holidays to Lake Molveno are made with peace and quiet in mind. It's also quite a small mountain village, so it's not overflowing with lively, late-night joints. If you fancy an aperitivo or after-dinner drink, however, then there are a few local bars and restaurants – with outdoor seating – who will be more than happy to accommodate you.
Molveno is dotted with local bars and restaurants that serve up typical mountain foods with long-dated traditions. Up on the mountain you'll also come across various mountain huts to take a break or grab some lunch. If you want to try something authentic, go for the mushroom-based pastas and risottos, canederli (dumplings), and the popular carne salada – thinly sliced cured beef.
Mountaintop dining at Rifugio La Montanara
Take the gondola, followed by the chairlift, to a little piece of mountain heaven. Open since 1973, this mountain hut whips up homemade dishes – from the Sartori family's secret recipe book – using fresh, seasonal produce. They even have a large panoramic terrace so you can stay and enjoy the silence of the mountains for as long or as little as you like.
Pizza at Pub La Botte
Down in the centre of Molveno is a tavern-come-pizzeria decked out in wood and comfortable furnishings. Upstairs is the pizzeria – with an outdoor seating area – serving a huge range of pizzas made from local ingredients. The Botte pizza is a must-try, topped with German sausage, boiled eggs, mushrooms and ham. You can even order your pizza to take away. Downstairs is the brewery. Along with the bustling atmosphere, you can snack on their mouth-watering cheese and meat boards.
Meals made with love at Osteria del Maso
Run by a friendly local couple, the Osteria del Maso in the centre of Molveno is rustic and homely, with a welcoming informal service. As well as views of the Brenta Dolomites, they have a wine cellar housing more than 30 local and Italian wines. And if you're here for local foods, you're in luck – expect to tuck in to roe deer, polenta and plenty of cured meats.