Lake Braies, Braies, Italy
Lake Braies is a beautiful lake in a spectacular location of Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol. The Lago di Braies is situated in the homonymous valley, the Val di Braies, which diverts from Val Pusteria between Villabassa and Monguelfo. This lake, located in the heart of the Braies Dolomites, is characterised by its unique position in the north of the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Braies. The geological origin of the emerald green lake is referable to a reservoir dam. According to legends, the south end of the lake, where the Croda del Becco (2,810 m) is situated, there was the gate to the underworld. This is also why the Ladin name of the Croda del Becco is “Sass dla Porta”, which means “gate mountain”.
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