Only 17 km separate our hotel from Lake Carezza in South Tyrol and it will take you a few minutes by car on the winding
Val d’Ega road to see it appear in all its emerald splendor.
Among the numerous naturalistic attractions that surround our 4-star hotel in Moena, Lake Carezza is perhaps the most intriguing.
If you are looking for a hotel near Lake Carezza, you surely know it and between admiring its crystalline waters in photos and looking for an accommodation nearby, the step is short and many people decide for it.
The constant flow of tourists to this spectacular and somewhat remote wild lake, which won celebrities such as Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie nearly a century ago, has become a top tourist attraction, offering an ample parking and adequate accommodation facilities. Speaking of the queen of the thriller… did you know that the final of her “The Big Four” is set in Carezza and precisely in the
The journey into the wonderful natural world of Lake Carezza begins on the state road 241, when you find yourself winding through woods and meadows that already anticipate a fairytale atmosphere. A few more minutes and here, beyond a curtain of evergreens, a few patches of intense turquoise peep out. Do not be distracted by driving however and a little further on, on the other side of the road, you will find the car park and, taking the modern underpass, you can finally find yourself in front of this wonderful gem of the Dolomites.
At this point you will be happy to have chosen a hotel so close to Lake Carezza and we bet it will not be easy for you to take your eyes off this scene and you will want to visit it again in the following days. It occupies only 35 square meters, but it does so with such a grace that it takes your breath away. Lying almost timidly among dense fir trees, framed by the majestic Latemar and Catinaccio/Rosengarten mountains, reflecting in its waters with a thousand crystal clear colours, Lake Carezza lets itself be explored on the path that runs along the entire perimeter, offering different observation points.
Perhaps you will notice it immediately or maybe you will only see it after the emotion of the first glance…yes, on the shore of the lake, beyond the fence that limits the walking area, stands the statue of Ondina, the nymph of the lake. According to the legend, the Latemar sorcerer fell madly in love with her and tried to attract her by creating a splendid rainbow.
At the sight of the sorcerer, however, Ondina fled frightened. He, in the grip of shame, destroyed the rainbow and threw the fragments into the lake, thus giving it the wonderful reflections that made it famous.
Although our hotel is so close to Lake Carezza, it would be a shame to drive there for just one tour of it. Our suggestion is to leave early in the morning, take a look of the “Rainbow Lake” and after enjoy a hike in the surroundings, choosing one of the various paths available. For example, you can reach the “Rock Labyrinth” that inspired Agatha Christie walking down her eponymous path. Remember to wear good trekking footwear and to bring a camera device: your shots will collect thousands of “Like”!
If you are visiting us in winter or in early spring, we cannot promise that you will see the lake in its blue and green shades as the whole area is usually cloaked in a thick blanket of snow during the cold months. Do not be put off though and, provided that you wrap up warmly, you can still enjoy Lake Carezza. The tour around the lake requires good soles and some attention to avoid slipping on the icy path, but the spectacular views on the snow-capped mountains and forests and the ice sculptures taking shape among the tree branches make it worth your while.
When you feel you have had your fair share of wonder and cold temperatures, you can drop by at the bar next to the car park and “defrost” your hands and throat with a steaming-hot cup of tea and a snack. Take your time – the Hotel Alle Alpi is just a few minutes away and soon you will be able to enjoy the soothing warmth of our sauna!
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