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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 Lake

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.


L ' Alcantara is a river of Sicily east along 53 kilometers, a tributary of the Ionian Sea. Its water basin extends for about 603 km² in the territory of the metropolitan cities of Messina and Catania and is protected by the Alcantara River Park Authority. The Alcantara River Park was established in 2001 for the protection of the river, and to encourage its use as a relaxation area and tourist destination. The columns and surroundings can be seen in the segment "The Enchanted Doe" of the 2015 f

Alimini Lakes

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 Lake

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 Lake

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.


The Arroscia is a large stream in Liguria, about 36 km long, which flows in the provinces of Imperia and Savona. It was born in the Ligurian Alps in the province of Imperia from the Guardia Pass at over 2,000 meters above sea level, flowing very impetuously and encased, also forming a beautiful waterfall near Mendatica.

Bacino di Suviana

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.


The Biferno is a river of ' Italy center-south, the main fully included in the region of Molise and in the province of Campobasso. 85 kilometers long, it was born in the municipality of Bojano, in the locality of Pietrecadute, at 500 m asl, from the union of various watercourses coming from the limestone massif of Matese, the main one being the Calderari riveror Calderai, swelling again shortly after due to the confluence of numerous other streams always coming from the Matese Mountains.

Bordaglia Lake

The Lake Bordaglia is a small alpine lake situated 1,750 m s.lm in the municipality of Forni Avoltri. Considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Carnia, it is part of the Bordaglia-Flèons wildlife oasis established by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in 1968. Surrounded by ancient larch and pine woods, it has a rather varied flora, with protected species such as gentians and a precious variety of orchids; it is rich in shrub vegetation where the black woodpecker, the collared blackbird, a


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


​​​​​​​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.

Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The Valle Cavanata nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Grado, in the province of Gorizia. It is located in Fossalon and is spread over 341 hectares, of which 67 by the sea. Established in 1996, it is part of the regional nature reserves of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is a former fishing valley that has been abandoned for many decades and has therefore taken on the appearance of a typical lagoon area. It is protected as a "Ramsar" area.

Cecita Lake

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.


The Chiascio is a river dell ' Umbria , 81.8 km long tributary on the left bank of the Tiber. The river is mentioned, without being named, by Dante Alighieri in Canto XI of Paradise when the Supreme Poet begins the description of the Assisi area : "Intra Tupino and the water that descends from the hill chosen by Blessed Ubaldo" ... where for "The water that descends from the chosen hill" means the Chiascio river. Along the river, in the municipality of Assisi , is the Petrignano Castle , datin


The Clitunno is a river that flows in Umbria, a tributary of the Topino. In 2011 UNESCO included the small temple that stands on its banks among the World Heritage Sites. It is born near the route of the Via Flaminia, in Campello sul Clitunno, between Spoleto and Foligno, and runs for 59.3 km passing through Pissignano, Cannaiola, Trevi, and Bevagna, to finally throw itself near Cannara in the Topino river, a tributary of the Chiascio. and therefore sub-tributary of the Tiber.


The Coghinas is the most important river in the province of Sassari and with a length of 116 km it is the third river in Sardinia after the Tirso and the Flumendosa, however, being the 2nd for basin width after the Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa for average water flow. A dam of its course near the Muzzone strait, by means of a dam 185 meters long and 58 wide, forms the homonymous basin, Lake Coghinas, which has a capacity of 254 million cubic meters of water.


The Coghinas is the most important river in the province of Sassari and with a length of 116 km it is the third river in Sardinia after the Tirso and the Flumendosa , however, being the 2nd for basin width after the Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa for average water flow. A dam of its course near the Muzzone strait, by means of a dam 185 meters long and 58 wide, forms the homonymous basin, Lake Coghinas , which has a capacity of 254 million cubic meters of water.


The Conca is a river in the provinces of Pesaro and Urbino and Rimini. The Conca is a torrential watercourse that originates at over 1200 meters above sea level from Mount Carpegna in the Marche region. The river forms the border between the municipality of Cattolica and that of Misano Adriatico. It receives two tributaries in the municipality of Misano Adriatico: the Fossa del Molino and the Stream.

Dora Baltea

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.

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