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Lancia Mountain Refuge Cabin, a place where nature has ennobled the places of the Great War

We insert it with knowledge in our First World War front line refuge cabins. Some refuge cabins in the lower Trento province area were in fact the protagonists of the period in which the front line between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire divided souls, families and traditions for unfortunate national objectives. Planning or just dreaming of excursions to remember and retrace the places of the fighting is an indelible sign of a wish that conflicts of this nature may never happen again. These aren’t so much proposals for itineraries from refuge to refuge, but these are day trips on paths that run alongside forts, penetrate trenches, enter tunnels and fortified gun emplacements up to the battlefields.

 Do you know the Lancia Refuge cabin on Alpe Pozza is a few kilometers from Rovereto?

Altissimo Refuge - Monte Baldo

Mount Altissimo in Nago is the highest peak in the northern part of the Monte Baldo ridge. Near the summit, Rifugio Altissimo - Monte Baldo can be reached in various ways: through beautiful hikes or mountain biking (challenging route), for the lazy ones you can also arrive by cable car (Malcesine-Monte Baldo).

Lake Cei, a rare Alpine gem in terms of charm and beauty

Do you know this picturesque little lake just a few kilometres from Rovereto? Lake Cei is only a twenty-minute drive from Rovereto; after passing through the villages of Pedersano and Castellano, climbing to an altitude of about 900 m, you reach a dense beech forest and, immediately after, as if by magic, the small lake appears.

This Alpine pond is at its best during the autumn with the wonderful colours of the conifers reflected in its crystal-clear waters. Even during the other seasons, its proximity and ease of access allow you to have a Trentino beauty at your fingertips. Highly recommended!

Speccheri Lake, a majestic dam and incredible colors of the water, from intense blue to emerald green

A majestic dam and incredible colors of the water, from intense blue to emerald green … do you know about Speccheri Lake? It can be reached from a couple of trails, challenging and with a significant height to climb. You go down to the shore of the lake, which opens up a range of wonderful colors when you’re near. The view from above is also very impressive. For the more adventurous, the path to descend along the lake is absolutely recommended. It won’t leave you disappointed!

Lake Santo, little hidden jewel that becomes an explosion of colors in autumn

Located in Val di Cembra, 5 kilometers from the village of Cembra, Lake Santo is an enchanting mirror lake at about 1,200 meters above sea level.

San Colombano Lake

This beautiful lake, behind the dam on the Leno River, is a few kilometers from Rovereto in a mountain gorge. Its colors, from midnight blue to emerald green, depending on interaction with the sky and are something truly wonderful. It’s easily accessible but few know its beauty.

Ledro Lake, enchanting colors and scents in every season of the year

A turquoise jewel where the peaks of the Ledro Alps are reflected

Are you looking for a small gem with beautiful colors, a corner where you can enjoy relaxation with a good book and a nice swim, as well as a historical study on how primitive men lived? Ledro Lake is an excellent answer for all this and much more.

Haven’t you been lucky enough to go on this excursion yet? Don’t miss this post for some interesting ideas.

Avio Castle, Stronghold at the Entrance to Trento province

Who among you has never passed on the motorway from Verona to the north and been left open-mouthed when, suddenly, like a sentinel, this magnificent jewel of the feudal past comes into the view?

Avio Castle has always been the beacon welcoming travelers approaching Trento province from the south and is a wonderful example of charm, memory and beauty.

Curious and ready to welcome some interesting ideas?

A fine example of an early medieval Alpine stronghold: Rovereto Castle

It rises majestically on the rocky spur right where the Leno River flows into the city. Rovereto Castle has an interesting history, and it became the seat of the wonderful Italian War History Museum starting in 1921. Do you know this beautiful example of an alpine castle in the heart of Rovereto? For interesting ideas and to rediscover its history, don’t miss this post.


There are many castles in Trento province, each with its own history and mysteries. From the elegant elegance of Thun Castle to the warrior frescoes of Avio Castle. We have prepared a small map “Castles of Trentino”. Click on the colored points and you can create your ideal journey to discover the most beautiful castles in Trento province.

Ready? To spark your imagination, you will find 5 photos of wonderful castles. After each beautiful excursion, we are waiting for you at the hostel to see if you have guessed the name one of the glimpses below.

Do you also like the lakes of Trento province?

Crystal clear waters, surrounded by green meadows, woods and peaks that are reflected with beautiful and iridescent colors changing with the time of day. Discover the fantastic lakes of Trento province.

In the presence of majesty, the Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento

It’s reductive and not very enriching to put in a blog post what history and memory manage to evoke through the magnificence of such an incredible castle. The purpose of these few lines is, therefore, to make some small suggestions to readers in order to invite them to visit Trento province and one of its most precious pearls, a few kilometers from the Rovereto Hostel.

Are you curious and ready to welcome some interesting ideas?


Do you know of a magical castle in Trento province? You certainly cannot miss a visit to Thun Castle. 

About 45 minutes by car from the Rovereto Hostel, immersed in the apple orchards of the Val di Non, stands the magical Thun Castle, just above the small village of Vigo di Ton.

San Colombano Hermitage of Rovereto, swallow’s nest suspended at 120 meters high on a cliff face

An evocative wonder above the Leno River. The hermitage enjoys a unique view. It’s a pearl set in the rock wall overlooking the lake behind San Colombano dam. Are you ready to dive into the history of the many hermits who spent their lives here?