Hotel Eden Levico ***
This charming construction, which captures everyone’s attention from the first second, transports guests to another era and another fascinating world with completely different rhythms and culture. Eden lies in the centre of a characteristic town, Levico, which boasts historic, natural and artistic charms which the hotel, built in 1892, brings out thanks to its very particular architecture. The inside of the hotel spoils guests with the elegance of a time gone by and fabulous taste, which is hard to find nowadays, and it proudly caters for their every need and satisfies their desires by providing pergolas in the garden where guests can relax. It also serves up characteristic foods, selected wines and a collection of grappa, and there is a roof garden where guests can sunbathe and a spa where guests can pamper themselves.
Hotel Eden is just a few steps away from Levico’s spa which is renowned for its treatments dedicated to the health of both adults and children. Treatments include balneotherapy, inhalation treatments and those for children, however, many of the treatments can be enjoyed in the hotel because Eden boasts its own fully-equipped health farm with a fitness corner, Kneipp circuit, Finnish sauna, tropical passion fruit shower, cold Scots pine tree shower and a heated, indoor swimming pool with hydro massage, geyser jets, a waterfall and swimming machine. The programmes on offer range from beauty to health programmes and almost every type of treatment is available, including those with stones, herbs, fruit, water and milk and manual massages such as ayurveda, neuro, myofascial and French lymph drainage massages. Entrance to pool for children (with parents) is allowed from 11am to 5pm.
The hotel has three room types: standard, deluxe and suite. Each room has its own heating and air conditioning system (at an extra cost in the standard rooms), hot spot internet, satellite television and safe box, and the suites have many more mod-cons and a panoramic balcony.
The Sugana Valley is rich in characteristic flavours from cherries and Vezzana cheese to mountain honey and mortadela, a ham from this region. The restaurant, Maximilian, focuses on the authenticity and uniqueness of food from Trentino and offers guests the possibility to learn about the gastronomic culture that is rich in history and flavours. Along with the dishes on the classic menu, special attention is paid to vegetarian and gluten free dishes and, twice a week, the restaurant hosts a romantic, candlelit evening. Furthermore, a rich wine list accompanies the menu, including both red and white wines from native grapevines, and the spirits section is also taken very good care of thanks to the special collection of grappa. However, water should not be forgotten amongst this triumph of flavours: water flows out of the springs at 1600m above sea level in Levico and it is pleasant and salutary. The hotel also has a bar, Cafè, where you can enjoy an ice cream or a glass of whisky or rum together with musical accompaniment.
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Levico Terme is about 20km away from Trento and it lies in the Sugana Valley, which makes it particularly interesting for users of the spa and nature lovers. There is plenty to see in this town: the Parish Church of the Redeemer, the small church of San Biagio, the Roman tomb, the Chiesetta di Madonna del Pezo and the Austrian forts of the Great War. In addition, when staying in Levico Terme, you must take a trip to the lakes of Levico, which run along and in between the hills of Tenna and the Canzana, and Caldonazzo, where it is possible to practise sports like windsurfing and canoeing. A trip to Altopiano di Vezzana, which lies at 1500m above sea level and is covered in pastures and conferee forests, is a must for high altitude lovers and many Austrian forts are visible from here which were once part of a defensive line constructed by the Austrian-Hungarians on the highlands a few years before the war with Italy. You can also admire the remains of the Austrian fort Busa di Verle from here, whilst, higher up, you can find the Fort of Cima Vezzana, and other forts can be found on the highlands of Folgaria, Lavarone and Luserna together with military cemeteries and the remains of a military hospital. In the winter, ski-lovers can ski down the highlands of Vezzana and the 10km of pistes are connected to Granfondo Millegrobbe. What is more, the Malga Rivetta and Panarotta facilities are nearby for those who prefer to do alpine skiing. The great gastronomic tradition of the area can be appreciated almost any where in the Sugana Valley, from restaurants to trattorias, which includes red radicchio, malga cheese and polenta made with the famous Sugana Valley flour.
Children are allowed in the pool from 11am to 5pm
Local tax: € 1,5 per night over 14 years
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
Indoor swimming pool