Lake Carezza, the rainbow lake
In the Ladin language, Lake Carezza is also called “lec de ergobando”, or rainbow lake. According to the guide of the Italian Touring Club, the name of the lake comes from the name of the Caricaceae, a family of plants with broad leaves and lobed, common near the lake.
The size and depth of the lake vary from season to season, but the highest level is usually reached in spring when there is the greatest melting of snow fallen during winter. In spring, the lake reaches a length of 287 meters and a width of 137 meters, with a maximum depth of about 17 meters. The excess water flows into a small stream that can be seen on the west side of the lake.
In October, the lake is greatly reduced in size and depth, boasting a depth of only 6 meters. The crystal clear waters usually freeze during winter.