The Dolomites, Cortina

Lago di Braies

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Located in the heart of the Dolomites, Lago di Braies is a high-alpine emerald-green lake, one of Europe’s most beautiful. The water color and clarity differs slightly based on the season and weather conditions but are mesmerizing at all times.

There are a few ways to explore the lake. You can rent a beautiful wooden row-boat for a unique experience and better views with mountains rising around you (€25/hour). You can also enjoy a relaxing 2 miles long hike around the lake which will take about 1.5 hours to complete. There are more strenuous hiking options around the lake too.