There are 297 Alpine Lakes in the Trentino region and represent an important reality of the nature parks in the province. Taken together, the lakes in Trentino cover an area of over 35 square kilometers out of 6200 of the whole province.
Their origins are almost all related to glacial excavation with some exceptions such as Lake Molveno, the origin of which is due to the moraine dam caused by a mammoth landslide.
Most of the lakes, over 250, are located at altitudes of over 1,500 meters, the total area is quite limited, as can be imagined, and amounts to about 3 square kilometers. Almost all of these lakes are a stone's throw from the peaks of the Dolomites, some, especially in the northern sector, can be found at an altitude of 3200 meters.