Rainbow Lake Carezza, is one of the must see sights in the Trentino, Alto, Adige, region of northern Italy. Located at the foot of the Latemar Massif, the smallest group of peaks, in the Dolomites, the towering, snow capped peaks, are reflected in the small pool of water called Lago di Carezza in Italian, and Karersee, in German. The name means the caress in Italian, and the clear, ever changing, waters certainly add a visible caress to the stunning, landscape. It is is considered one of the most beautiful of the many Alpine lakes.
The Small but deep, the lake is also known, as the Rainbow Lake. The colors displayed, in the waters are stunning and attributed in an old folk tale. A spurned sorcerer formed a rainbow to seduce a nymph who lived at the lake, and when eluded, ripped down, the rainbow, and threw it into the water. In truth, many of the colors, are reflected from the surrounding, evergreen forests, colors of the mountain rock faces, and the sky above. Only an hour from Lake Carezza, the City of Bolzano holds many historic buildings and castles, highlights of a far different era. Late Middle Ages Sigmundskron Castle is now in ruins, its vast fortifications a mere shell of its former glory. But it remains an important reminder of South Tyrol’s fight for freedom.
The size of the beautiful pool,, varies according to the season and is largest after the spring snow melt. The fame of the lake continues to grow, with most local tours, of the area including a stop at one of the viewing platforms near the lake. The entire area is a holiday favorite, so plenty of lodgings such as hotels and guest-stays are found nearby. Several spa resorts are located in the area. The lake lies in the western Dolomites, about 25 kilometers from Bolzano at an altitude of 1,520 M in the municipality of Nova Levante.
Rainbow Lake Carezza ItalyIt is not particularly large approximately 300 Meter long and 130 Meter wide. Lake of Carezza in Val d’Ega valley is well known for its wonderful colors and also called “Lec de Ergobando” and can be called Carezza Lake is a pearl of the Dolomiti. Nestled between an ancient forest of grand firs and the Latemar mountain is place of legends and beauty a nymph lives under its emerald waters. The entire Val d’Ega is home to small picturesque villages where tourists are welcomed and entertained. Sunny pastures filled with wildflowers give way to forests and the rocky foothills of the Dolomites. Besides Latemar Mountain, the valley is walled by the red cliffs of Rosengarten Mountain.
The lake depth and size changes from season to season, and depends on the weather, and at its max depth is 22 Meter deep. The little mountain lake is renowned, in particular for the smooth, deep green, of its water and the lovely backdrop of the mountains, with the Catinaccio and Latemar mountains in the background. The lake is associated with many South Tyrolean legends and numerous writers and painters have selected the lake as the motif for their paintings and tales. The lake can be reached on the State road 241. The road to the Passo di Costalunga, which runs in close nearness, to the lake, is particularly busy in summer and during the day causes a certain amount of trouble.