65 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Italy that you should visit - With photos & details

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65 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Italy

Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.

Isola BellaVia Isola Bella, 21046 Malnate VA, Italy

L ' Isola Bella is located in Lake Maggiore, is part of the group of so-called Borromean Islands, and is located in the Gulf dedicated to the famous family who still has the property, about 400 meters off the coast of Stresa. It measures 320 meters long and 180 meters wide and is largely occupied by the Italian garden of the Borromeo palace, which occupies the north-western coast of the islet.

Acquafraggia Borgonuovo di, 23020 Piuro SO, Italy

L ' Acquafraggia or water Fraggia is a river of Lombardy, which flows in the province of Sondrio. It is born on the border with Switzerland, from the slopes of Cima di Lago, on the watershed between the tributaries of the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea, then flowing in a north-east-southwest direction in the territory of the municipality of Piuro . It flows into the Mera from the right in the Borgonuovo area. It is of glacial origin and takes its name from the Latin "Aqua Fracta

Agnel LakeAgnel Lake, 10080 Ceresole Reale, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

The Lake Agnel is an artificial lake of Piedmont, located in the valley of Orco, in the municipality of Ceresole Reale, along the road from this salt to Nivolet hill, just above the lake Serru.  It is part of the complex of artificial lakes and powering various hydroelectric plants. This lake is famous in cinematography for being the location of the final scene of the 1969 film An Italian Shot.

Alimini Lakes73028 Otranto, Province of Lecce, Italy

The Alimini lakes or Limini lakes are two Apulian lakes located north of the city of Otranto, in the province of Lecce. The two lakes are connected by a canal, called Lu Strittu . The name of the place derives from the ancient Greek and Byzantine name λίμνη, which translated into Italian means lake, swamp, or basin. It is almost completely surrounded by a rocky strip, richly covered by thick pine forests and Mediterranean scrub.

Ampollino LakeAmpollino Lake, Italy

The Ampollino Lake is an artificial lake located in Sila. The construction of the barrage began in 1916 and ended in 1927. King Vittorio Emanuele III took part in its inauguration. This lake has a particular characteristic, in fact, it bathes three different provinces: that of Cosenza, that of Crotone, and that of Catanzaro. It was the first artificial reservoir to be built in Sila.

Angitola LakeAngitola Lake, Province of Vibo Valentia, Italy

The Angitola lake or lake dell'Angitola is an artificial lake in the province of Vibo Valentia, in the territory of the municipalities of Maierato and Monterosso Calabro.  The lake occupies an area of ​​about 1.96 km² and is located in the extreme south of the plain of Sant'Eufemia, about 3 km from the Gulf of Sant'Eufemia. Around the lake, there are olive groves and Mediterranean scrub. There is also a reforestation belt with Aleppo pine.

Bacino di SuvianaBacino di Suviana, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy

The Lake Suviana is an artificial lake located in the ' Bologna Apennines, formed following the construction of a dam high 91.5 meters, started in 1928, and completed in 1932.  The basin is mainly fed by the eastern Limentra stream and is located entirely in the metropolitan city of Bologna. The two banks bathe the municipality of Camugnano to the east and the municipality of Castel di Casio to the west. The villages of Suviana, Badi, Bargi, and Stagno overlook the lake.

BradanoBradano, Italy

The Bradano is one of the main rivers of Basilicata: it is the third in length with 120 km of course after the Basento and the Agri, but the first for the breadth of its catchment area. The Bradano River was historically used as a natural border between different entities. In particular, it represented the border between the Terra d'Otranto and Lucania until 1663. In Roman times, however, the river had represented the administrative border between the Augustan region of Apulia and that of Lucani

BusentoBusento, Province of Cosenza, Italy

​​​​​​​The Busento is a Calabrian river that originates on Monte Serratore, in Domanico, is a tributary of the Crati.  The river's fame is due to a historic event in 410, when Alaric, first king of the Goths, died during a siege of the town. According to the legend, his body was buried under the river bed, the stream being temporarily diverted from its course by complex hydraulic engineering while the grave was dug and restored again to its original bed after the funeral.

Cecita LakeCecita Lake, Province of Cosenza, Italy

The lake of blindness is an artificial lake located in the province of Cosenza. It is an artificial lake built for the production of electricity located in the province of Cosenza on the Sila Grande, a few kilometers from Camigliatello Silano and whose banks fall within the municipalities of Spezzano della Sila, Longobucco and Celico. The lake was created by damming a dam the river Mucone. The lake is located on the western border of Sila National Park.

Dora BalteaDora Baltea, Italy

The Dora Baltea is a river of ' northern Italy along nearly 170 km , important left tributary of the Po. It is a popular place for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Early in the summer, in May and June, the rivers are usually high with snow melt from the mountains. During July, August and September the water levels are usually lower and the temperature warmer.

Fucine LakeFucine Lake, 67058 San Benedetto dei Marsi, Province of L'Aquila, Italy

Fucine Lake, or Lago Fucino in Italian, was the source of misery since ancient times. The lake had no natural outlet, causing the lake’s water to spill over and frequently flood the surrounding villages. The local inhabitants pressed Julius Caesar to drain the lake and reclaim the valley, but before Caesar could draw up a plan, he was assassinated.

Lac BleuLac Bleu, 11028 Valtournenche, Aosta Valley, Italy

The Blue Lake or Lake Layet is a lake with origins in the dam which is located just below Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley. Not far away is the bobsleigh track of Lago Blu, which from 1963 to 1991 hosted numerous international bobsleigh competitions.  The lake can be reached by car or on foot from Cervinia in 5 and 20 minutes respectively. The real name is Lago Layet, but it is called Blue because some algae reflect these shades of color at the bottom of the lake.

Lago ArvoLago Arvo, Province of Cosenza, Italy

The Arvo Lake is an artificial lake located in the province of Cosenza, in the mountains and Cardoneto Melillo, near the town of San Giovanni in Fiore.  With a capacity of about 70 million cubic meters of water and a length of 8.7 km, in Calabria, this lake is the second in size after Lake Cecita. The lake is connected with the Ampollino lake through a tunneled pipeline.  The north bank is indented, while the south bank is more straight. The seabed is mainly covered with sand and pebbles.

Lago d' ArpyLago d' Arpy, 11017 Morgex AO, Italy

The lake Arpy is a lake basin of the Valle d'Aosta. It is Of glacial origin, enclosed between Mont Charvet, Becca Pouegnenta, and Mount Colmet.  It has become the second most important body of water in Armenia, next to Lake Sevan. It is used for irrigation and hydropower production. The lake is fed by meltwater and four streams, and it is the source of the Akhurian River.

Lago del MiageLago di Combal, 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italy

The Lake Miage is a small pool of water that is located in Valle d'Aosta at 2020 m above sea level at the foot of the massif of Mont Blanc, in Val Veny. Its waters are fed by the homonymous glacier.  Characteristic of the lake is the interesting and spectacular phenomenon that has occurred for over two centuries: the detachment of icebergs from the ice cliff in contact with the lake.

Lago di BarreaLago di Barrea, 67030 Province of L'Aquila, Italy

Lake Barrea, is an artificial lake in the Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. It is located within the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. The Sangro is its inflow and outflow. To its northwest is Villetta Barrea and to its southeast is Alfedena. To its north is Monte Greco.

Lago di CandiaLago di Candia, 10010 Candia Canavese, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

The Candia Lake, located in the town of Candia, in the Canavese, about thirty kilometers from Turin, is the last lake basin with high naturalness of the Po Valley in Piedmont, before the mountain barrier represented by the Western Alps.  This condition makes it a particularly important wetland for birds, especially during migratory periods and in the winter months.

Lago di ConzaLago di Conza, 83040 Conza della Campania, Province of Avellino, Italy

The Lake Conza is a reservoir of approximately 800 hectares and a maximum depth of 25 m, built in the seventies of the twentieth century into which the waters of the river Ofanto.  The Conza dam has been in experimental operation since 1992, underlies a catchment area of ​​252 km², and determines a reservoir of 63 million m³ of useful capacity. The average annual flow to the dam section is approximately 99 million m³. The reservoir is intended for multiple uses, irrigation, and, since 2013, for

Lago di DéveroLago di Dévero, 28861 Baceno VB, Italy

The Lake Devero or Codelago is an artificial lake in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, located at 1856 m above sea level inside of the Alpe Veglia and Alpe Devero Natural Park.  Today it looks like a large lake basin surrounded by vast larch woods and is the destination of many tourists both during the summer and during the winter period when it is possible to cross the frozen lake with snowshoes or skis.