Lago di Braies, Dolomites, Italy
Set in the South Tyrol area of Italy, the lake was formed after an avalanche on Sasso del Signore mountain plugged the Braies River. It is a magical place, rich in legends in the Ladin language which speak of the Fanes people and a shimmering princess who made an alliance with the marmots. It is also the trailhead of the Alta Via 1, a classic hiking trail through the Dolomites.
From The Dolomites