The Carezza Lake was one of the loveliest surprises of the few days I spent in the Dolomites, in the area of Tires. I expected it to be pretty, but I would never have imagined to see such wonderful shades of blue, green and turquoise, in so many shades that I could hardly believe my eyes. The brilliant and ever changing colors led to its Ladin name ‘The Rainbow Lake’.
With its stunning colors, no wonder the Ladins called Lake Carezza ‘the Rainbow Lake’
Surrounded by the amazing backdrop of the Latemar mountain range, Lake Carezza is a stunning natural wonder. Thanks to the bright dolomite rock forming the bottom and the vey limited level of algae, the lake’s water is of rare clearness and translucency. Fed by underwater springs, the level of water varies according to the seasons due to the high permeability of the lake bed in large part of its surface, except the central basin.
To preserve its delicate balance, Lake Carezza has become a conservation area and visitors are not allowed to wander on the seashore but are driven through a circular path around the lake. The circular trail is a very easy walk, suitable to families, children and elderly people.
How to reach Lake Carezza:
The lake can be easily reached by car from Bolzano, from where it’s less than 30km away.
Alternatively, you can also take a bus from Bolzano to Carezza (which I highly recommend), with several buses running throughout the day.
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