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Lake Lesina

Lake Lesina, 71010 Lesina Province of Foggia, Italy

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About Lake Lesina

The Lake Lesina is a salt lake basin located north of Puglia between Tavoliere and the promontory Gargano.  About 22 km long and 2.4 km wide on average, it has an area of ​​51.4 km². It is the 9th Italian lake and the second in southern Italy. Its waters are brackish.  Through two channels, the Acquarotta and the Schiapparo, the lagoon communicates with the Adriatic Sea, from which it is separated by a dune, the Bosco Isola, between 1 and 2 km wide and 16 km long.

Attractions near Lake Lesina

Isola San Dòmino26.2km from Lake Lesina

The island of San Domino is an Italian island that is part of the archipelago of the Tremiti Islands in the Adriatic Sea. It is the first Apulian island by the surface as well as the Tremiti archipelago.  It falls administratively in the municipality of the Tremiti Islands, in the province of Foggia.  The island is spread over an area of ​​approximately 208 ha, for a length of 2 600 meters, a width of 1 700 meters, with a coastline of 9 700 meters and a maximum height of 116 meters above sea lev

Lago di Varano26.7km from Lake Lesina

The Varano Lake is a lake in Puglia belonging entirely to the province of Foggia divided between the towns of Cagnano Varano, Carpino, and Ischitella. With an area of ​​about 60.5 km², it is the largest Italian coastal lake, as well as being the seventh lake in the peninsula and the largest in southern Italy.  it is traditionally called a lake, even though it is a lagoon. Excavated in the limestone mass of Gargano, between the promontory of Monte d'Elio and the tip of Rodi Garganico.

San Nicola island28.05km from Lake Lesina

The island of San Nicola is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Tremiti islands, in Puglia, in the Adriatic Sea.  The island is spread over an area of ​​about 42 ha, for a length of 1 600 meters, a width of 450 meters, with a coastline of 3 700 meters and a maximum height of 75 meters above sea level.  It is 350 meters from Capraia, 450 meters from San Domino, and 350 meters from Cretaccio.

Capraia Island29.57km from Lake Lesina

Capraia Isola is an Italian town of 392 inhabitants in the province of Livorno, corresponding to the homonymous island of the Tuscan Archipelago.  It is found at 64  km from Livorno, 53 km from the Piombino promontory, 37 km from Gorgona, and 31 km from Corsica. It is the least populated Italian municipality among those with an outlet to the sea.  Since 1996 it has been part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.

Albergo Villa San Giovanni29.91km from Lake Lesina

Villa San Giovanni is an Italian town of 13 098 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria in Calabria.  The city overlooks the Strait of Messina and its port is the main ferry terminal for Sicily. Punta Pezzo, in fact, located in the municipality of Villa, represents the closest point between the Calabrian and Sicilian shores: this has made the city the ideal location for crossing the strait.

Gargano32.76km from Lake Lesina

The Gargano, sometimes nicknamed the spur of Italy, is a subregion of Italy coinciding with the homonymous mountain promontory that extends in the northern part of Puglia and corresponds to the north-eastern sector of the province of Foggia. Semi-surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, but limited to the west by the Tavoliere delle Puglie, its territory includes the Gargano National Park. The Gargano peninsula is partly covered by the remains of an ancient forest, Foresta Umbra, the only remaining part

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Apulia is a region of Italy, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers, and its population is about four million.