Mezzolago is called the pearl of the lake due to its position on the shores of Lake Ledro, sheltered from the wind and sunny. The village is located at the feet of Dromaè and Monte Cima d’Oro. At the lake there’s a beach with pic-nic area and playground.
Etymology: From the Latin in medio laco, in the middle of the lake.
Nickname: Spelegac, cat skinner, is the nickname of the inhabitants of Mezzolago.
What to see: The chapel of St Michael. The frescoes on the houses of the village. The photo exhibition Il lago di Ledro racconta (i.e. Lake Ledro tells its story). The viewpoint over Lake Ledro along the cycling and walking path.
Village festivals and traditions: Su e giù per la contrà (i.e. Up and Down the Village) on the second Sunday in August. The bloom festival in Dromaè, in Spring.
Curiosity: Mezzolago, home to the earls Ugolini and the noble families of Formenti and Toccoli, also hosted the famous poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, who came to Ledro in 1928 to trigger the charges that would destroy the last section of rock which separated the hydroelectric power plant in Riva del Garda from Lake Ledro, that were to be connected though a system of water pipes.
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