Just look at the pic­tures and say you don’t want to be in this place! Every coun­try in the world has its own attrac­tions that annu­al­ly attract mil­lions of adven­ture, trav­el and out­door enthu­si­asts. If you are tired of the con­stant bus­tle of the city and want to find soli­tude, this is exact­ly what you need. Peace and tran­quil­i­ty awaits you along the shores of the small alpine lake Braies in Italy.

lake braies

Entry relat­ed to place: Italy

This lake is locat­ed in the Braies Val­ley at an alti­tude of 1496 meters above sea lev­el, about 97 km from the city of Bolzano in South Tyrol. The lake extends at the foot of the Cro­da del Bec­co cliff. It is part of Fares-Senn-Place Nat­ur­al Park. Lake Braies is 1200 meters long and 300–400 meters wide. The max­i­mum depth is 38 meters, and the aver­age is about 17 meters. These fig­ures make Braies one of the deep­est lakes in the Alpine region of Alto Adi­ge.

braies lake in italy
The “Pearl of the Dolomites” is formed by land­slides descend­ing from the rock of Sas­so del Sig­nore. It was giv­en such a beau­ti­ful name because the lake is sur­round­ed by the glo­ri­ous rocky cliffs of the Dolomites on three sides. The crys­tal clear waters of Lake Braies with its azure hue attract mil­lions of peo­ple from all over the world. The charm­ing nat­ur­al land­scape does not leave indif­fer­ent any pho­tog­ra­ph­er who dreams of cap­tur­ing one of the 10 nat­ur­al won­ders of Italy!


If you decide to come here, plan your trip dur­ing the sum­mer sea­son. At this time of the year, the water in the lake has the high­est tem­per­a­ture, but still remains quite cool, and not every­one dares to dive into it. You can also rent a boat from the pier and enjoy the beau­ty of the sur­round­ings right out of the water. This plea­sure will cost you 10 euros for 30 min­utes, or 15 euros per hour.

See also
Hostal Las Olas Gaudi-style guest house


Hik­ing trails and con­ve­nient bike paths have been spe­cial­ly designed for trav­el­ers, along with equipped pic­nic areas on the shores of one of the most beau­ti­ful lakes in the world. If camp­ing isn’t your thing, you can stay at the Lago di Braies with stun­ning views of the moun­tains and lake. Even tired of hard work­ing days, locals come here quite often to take a walk along the shore of the reser­voir, enjoy a small pic­nic, or update pho­tos on social net­works. There­fore, it is rec­om­mend­ed to come here ear­ly in the morn­ing to take a place in the paid park­ing lot.