What is striking about Castle Toblino is the architectural layout which reveals indissoluble ties with the Middle Ages. The structure has a special layout, a surrounding wall, drawbridge and a cylindrical tower almost 20 metres high and a fascinating baroque chapel.
Castle Toblino rises on an islet of the lake of the same name; built in the 12th century it represents one of the most important castles of Trentino. In the 16th century the edifice was transformed into a summer Episcopal residence, today, it hosts a renowned restaurant which offers the best panoramic background: one can have dinner or a cup of coffee in the wonderful terrace while enjoying the lake and the mountainous panorama that jealously shelters it.
This is one of the most romantic and mysterious spots of Trentino, since this castle is known for its many legends telling of secret love stories and affairs. Lake Toblino, where the castle is found, is located at the end of Valle di Sarca (Valley Sarca), which is also known as Valle dei Laghi (Valley of the Lakes) due to the number of lakes that it embraces.
This is a basin that was formed by erosion and deposits resulting from the slow action of the water of the River Sarca, which is part of a euphoric natural context among verdant hills, thick woods, vineyards and rows of cypresses that lead the way among the mountainous walls.
The mild weather around the lake favours the development of Mediterranean vegetation characterized by the vivid colours of the lemon trees, the olives, the rosemary and the bay trees. Around the lake there is a protected area where it is possible to appreciate uncontaminated flora and fauna that offers beautiful species of any kind, both water and land species.