is situated at 864m above sea level, between the Brenta Dolomites and the
Paganella-Gazza Massif. Together with Andalo, Molveno is at the crossroads
between Val di Non and Val Giudicarie. Within a distance of
just 13km along state road 421, it is possible to visit several nice
villages. Along paths in the woods and mountains, it is possible to reach these
same villages either on foot, bike or horse. East of Molveno, at 4km, there is Andalo
(1042m asl). This village, situated in a wide green valley, was originally
composed of 14 homesteads, still visible today.
Mount Paganella is studded with
several ski-lifts and ski-slopes. In addition, there are top-quality sports
facilities, including indoor swimming-pool and ice-skating. 13km from
a panoramic plateau is Fai della
Paganella (958m asl). It
rests at the foot of Monte Fausior and Paganella. It looks over the Adige valley.
Worth-visiting is the archaeological site at Doss Castel (remains of a Rhaetian
from Molveno, towards Mezzolombardo, there is Cavedago
(864m asl), a typical mountain village with an interesting cemetery and
cemetery-church dating from
the 14th century.
on in the same direction, one finds Spormaggiore
(565m asl), a pleasant village looking over Val di Non. Worth-visiting are
the Bears’ Park, the Fauna Museum and the ruins of Castel Belfort.
now south-west, 10km from Molveno there is San
Lorenzo in Banale (805m asl), subdivided into different picturesque hamlets
(the ancient seven villas). From San Lorenzo, along Valle d’Ambiez, it is
possible to reach the Agostini hut.
the way to Arche, there are the nice villages of Dorsino, Andogno, Tavodo,
Villa Banale and, a bit
off the road, Stenico, Seo
and Sclemo. At Stenico it is worth visiting Castel Stenico, home of
Prince Bernardo Clesio and now hosting the Museum of Art.