Vernago al Lago
Located at 1,700 m asl directly at the shore of the emerald green Lago di Vernago, there is the homonymous village.
An emerald green lake and snow-capped mountains in the background, this is how Varnago al Lago meets the eyes of its visitors. Not always has Vernago al Lago been located at the shores of a lake, as this artificial water has been constructed in the 50s only. Unfortunately eight farmsteads sank in its waters and still today, when the water level is low, you can see the steeple of a little chapel rising out of the waters.
The picturesque surroundings make hiking a real pleasure, no matter if you prefer surrounding the lake on foot or walk to Madonna di Senales, or to the Similaun mountain hut in order to explore the place of discovery of the Iceman. Vernago al Lago is a great place to sit back, relax and take a brake from everyday life.
Due to the fact that the Val Senales glacier is located only a stone’s throw from the village, you can perfectly enjoy skiing from October to May. Another highlight in Varnago al Lago, that you absolutely have to attend, is the so-called “Schofschoad”, which literally translated means “sheep shearing”: twice a year thousands of sheep, together with their shepherds, march to the alpine pastures in Austria and back. This event is abundantly celebrated in Varnago al Lago.