Buildings near Lake Molveno

Skip Lake Como And Visit This Underrated Lake In Italy Instead

By Dawn Hammon


Lake Como is an Italian landmark that is struggling under the weight of overtourism. If you'd rather explore an area with more undeveloped natural wonder, visit Lake Molveno.
Lake Molveno (and the town that shares its name) sits in the middle of the stunning Dolomites, a mountainous region on the southern section of the Swiss Alps.
The lake's grassy surroundings are great for picnicking, kite flying, or frisbee. Nearby, families will find a children's playground, mini-golf, water slides, pools, and more.
The lake has a consistent wind, so sailing and windsurfing are popular. The clear water invites a swim on a warm day, while paddle boats offer a chance to tour across the lake.
The region takes sustainability seriously, so the lake is well kept. There's a zero tolerance for industrial wastewater, controlled areas for pet use, and a ban on motor boats.