The lakes of Coredo and Tavon are two artificial lakes, not suitable for bathing, located in Val di Non at an altitude of 830 metres.
This area is characterised by wide green spaces where one can relax or take regenerating walks in the midst of nature, and many games for children.
The ideal place for a family picnic with a packed lunch or planning a nice barbecue in the equipped area.
The Lakes of Coredo and Tavon: how to get there
At the Two Lakes of Coredo and Tavon you can arrive directly by car and leave it in the dedicated car park, for a fee from 1 April to 31 October. The rate for cars is €1 per hour or €8.00 for the whole day.
The alternative would be to leave your car in the village and take the Viale dei Sogni . This is a flat path, also suitable for prams and cyclists, which runs along a canal and leads to the two reservoirs in about a quarter of an hour. Halfway along, there is a very nice playground .
For those who wish to camp, there is also an equipped area near the lakes to accommodate campers and caravans.
The Coredo and Tavon Lakes: what to do
The Coredo and Tavon Lakes, as mentioned, are located in a large green park equipped with picnic areas, a volleyball court, a fitness trail, and a beautiful children’s playground.
The playground is located right at the entrance to the ponds and offers a variety of games, all well-maintained. Swings, seesaws, the zip line which we in Genoa do not have but which, once we tried it, our daughter never left, two castles with slides, and much more.
Here and there are also wooden sculptures of forest animals scattered around the meadow.
Around the Two Lakes of Coredo and Tavon
You can walk around the perimeter of the lake on a path that is also suitable for pushchairs. Right at the start of the route, you will find the Venetian sawmill, which houses the Wood Museum with many tools used in the past, and still used today, to work wood.
To view the opening hours of the sawmill, you can have a look here.
The walk continues past more picnic tables and grills and various gnomes also carved in wood.
Continuing on, you pass the small dam dividing the two basins and arrive at Tavon Lake. Right at the halfway point, you will find the signs for the Sanctuary of San Romedio: it is a downhill walk through the forest of about twenty minutes.
To find out what to do at the Sanctuary of San Romedio, you can read the full article here.
Continuing on the Due Laghi route, the flat walk continues on the opposite side until you reach the starting point.
The entire Two Lakes Trail is 2.7 km long and can be completed in about 45 minutes. The route is flat and also suitable for buggies.
Where to eat
Near the lakes of Coredo and Tavon, there is the Due Laghi restaurant, which has good reviews but which we did not try. Giancarlo‘s pastries, right at the entrance to the lakes, on the other hand, do and we confirm that they are very good!
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