Ledro is one of the most beautiful and cleanest lakes in the entire Trentino region. For centuries the Ledro valley remained isolated from the world within, with practically no people around. The first road leading to the lake has been constructed only in the middle of the 19th century.
On the nearest lakeshore you’ll find a museum of Bronze Age artefacts discovered along the shores after the water level dropped due to the construction of a hydropower plant supplying electricity to the nearby town of Riva del Garda. The excavations unearthed over ten thousand items, including kitchenware and other objects made of bronze, stone, wood, and bone.
The highlights of the exposition are the reconstructed stilt houses (so-called “palafitte”). Their dwellers represented the first settled tribes that formed after the Ice Age, who lived by farming, raising livestock, hunting, and fishing.
We recommend that you settle for a couple of nice shots near the huts and ride on since this is just a tiny fraction of the marvels awaiting you. You’ll discover a plethora of locations with astounding views over the lake and surrounding mountains.