We spent part of the afternoon strolling up and down the town’s main street, which is accompanied by a metre-wide artificial channel of running water. Soon becoming more interested in something a little deeper we could swim in, we headed down towards the town’s lake; aptly named ‘Lake Levico’. A stunning blue colour and nestled in a mountain backdrop, it almost resembled a Norwegian fjord. The only things missing were the narrow streams spouting water below. The second largest lake in the Sugana Valley, it’s a popular tourist destination, as testified by the hundreds of people we saw swimming, sunbaking, sailing, walking, fishing, and even riding bikes along its kilometres of treescaped waterfront.
|Local dancers performing the Viennese Waltz.|
Like so many places we’d visited, we could have stayed much longer. That’s not to say our next destination, the equally small town of Ala, nestled in the beautiful Lagarina Valley, wasn’t equally as good. Like Levico Terme, two days earlier, just getting there was the problem.