Amazing location

The uniqueness of Dolomites & Garda Lake

Ragoli Town

The villa is located within the Dolomites region of Trentino Alto Adige-Sudtirol, strategic location for:

– Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo ski resorts (20 minutes car drive)

– Trento city (40 minutes car drive)

– Comano Terme (10 minutes car drive)

– Adamello and Presanella glacier/pick (20 minutes car drive) for the high mountain’s lovers

– Adamello Brenta Natural Park (you are already within it!!)

– Garda Lake, Riva del Garda (40 minutes car drive)

– Verona centre (1.15 hour car drive)

– Bolzano and Sudtirol (1 hour by car)

– Val Algone (30 minutes car drive to the car park). From the car park you can reach the XII Apostoli and Cima Tosa hunting lodges (where now you can eat local and refional food) in about 2 hours walk

– Sissi legend, the “godmother”. The most famous guest of Campiglio and Trentino Alto Adige Sudtirol, Sissi Empress used to stay in the region during the summer holiday (45 minutes car drive and short walk to see the “Sissi Stone”.

TRANSPORTATION:

Car transfers from / to the airport and from / to any location above listed is available upon request, both for single person to group of people.

The bus (Trentino public transport – link here) that takes you to the locations above mentioned stops literally in front of the villa and the service runs from 06.00 a.m. to 08.40 p.m..

Garda Lake

Lake Garda is the best-known of our lakes: a Mediterranean mix of blues skies and brilliant sunshine, cooled by reliable mountain breezes. On the lake, kite-surfers, windsurfers and sailors jostle for the clearest air and the strongest gust. Meanwhile, hikers, road cyclists and mountain bikers explore every nook and cranny of the surrounding landscape, with the help of way marked footpaths, cycle tracks and the Mountain & Garda bike circuit.

The particularly mild climate favours the growth of some Mediterranean plants, including the olive tree. Citrus (lemon) trees can also be found, which are extremely rare at this latitude (46° North). This greatly favoured the development of tourism since the end of the second world war. In ancient times, poets like Catullus wrote about “Lacus Benacus” with its mild climate vivified by the winds. The lake is oriented from north to south towards the Po Valley, so many winds typical of the lake are the result of a difference between lower and higher altitude temperatures. Due to this, winds are generated that descend from the mountains to the plains in the morning and go back to the mountains in the afternoon. The bottleneck formed by the lake basin affects the timing of the winds, many of which happen on a regular daily basis. The winds are all named, most in regional Italian dialect so a single wind may have different names.

Molveno Lake

Lake Molveno – set beneath the towering peaks the Brenta Dolomites – has once again been nominated “Best Lake in Italy” for its water quality by the Italian Environmentalist Association and the Italian Touring Club. Moreover, for the seventh year running, Molveno has been awarded the prestigious Orange Flag. It’s an accolade which recognizes not just the cleanliness of the water and beaches, but also the quality of its tourist infrastructure.

Trento City

The capital of Trentino is quietly confident, liberal and easy to like.

Bicycles glide along spotless streets fanning out from the atmospheric, intimate Piazza del Duomo, students clink spritzes by Renaissance fountains and a dozen historical eras intermingle seamlessly among stone castles, shady porticoes and the city’s signature medieval frescoes. While there’s no doubt you’re in Italy, Trento does have its share of Austrian influence: apple strudel is ubiquitous and beer halls not uncommon. Set in a wide glacial valley guarded by the crenellated peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, amid a patchwork of vineyards and apple orchards, Trento is a perfect jumping-off point for hiking, skiing or wine tasting.

Road cycling is huge: 400km of paved cycling paths fan out from here. Those with an interest in early-modern history will also find Trento fascinating: the Council of Trent convened here in the 16th century, during the tumultuous years of the Counter-Reformation, dishing out far-reaching condemnations to uppity Protestants.

Adamello Brenta Nature Park

The Adamello-Brenta Nature Park houses the largest protected area within the Trentino region. Located in the west of Trentino, it covers an area of 620 km² and includes such mighty mountains as the Adamello and Brenta massifs. Founded in 1967 by the Autonomous Province of Trentino, it is actually the first Italian nature park, which was enlarged in 1987.

Today the nature park is characterised by more than 50 lakes and the majestic Adamello glacier. The rich fauna includes all kinds of mountain species such as ibexes or brown bears. Rich green woods and pastures, wild fruits, berries and flowers, rare fish and birds have found a home in this unique natural area. By the way: Have you already heard about the so-called “Life Ursus” project? Co-financed by the European Union, it has fundamentally contributed to the survival of the brown bears in Europe.