Trentino-Alto Adige's vast Lake Levico has been awarded the European Blue Flag by FEE (Foundation of Environmental Education) for its commitment to promoting sustainable tourism.
In detail, Lake Levico’s main achievement is to have banned motors boats, closely followed by water quality, environmental awareness initiatives, separate waste collection, the presence of a biotope, no discharge into the lake waters and the broad building-free strip lining its shores.
The European Blue Flag is awarded yearly in 41 European countries to beach resorts that comply with specific sustainable territory management criteria, including:
Levico Lake is the second largest in Valsugana - the first is Lake Caldonazzo - and in summer it makes a great destination for leisure holidays, water sports, enjoyable walks - including the impressive Via dei Pescatori (Fishermen's way) - and rides along the Valsugana cycle path.
Set among the mountains like a tiny Norwegian fjord, Lake Levico features two equipped bathing establishments, a large public tree-lined beach right in front of the hotel, plus pedal boat or canoe hire. Swimming in its waters on a really hot summer day is a truly unmissable pleasure!
In addition, the great variety of resident fish species makes it a great place for fishing.
The centre of the nearby Spa resort, famous for its arsenic-iron waters unique in Italy, is full of character and hosts the imposing Parco delle Terme park , designed back in Habsburg days.