Lake Tose – Làgole

In Calalzo di Cadore, there is a natural and archaeological site of rare beauty: the archaeological and spa area of Làgole.
From the naturalistic point of view, this is a very interesting location, because of the presence of some spa water springs defined as “mineral-bicarbonate-sulphate-alkaline-earthy”, which feed the attractive lake Tose. 
The entire area comprises an unusual geological environment, consisting of chalk strata, caves and ponors, some of which are now covered by the lake’s water. 
The importance of this area is based in part on some archaeological discoveries dating back 2,500 years ago, therefore to pre-Roman or Roman times: in fact, a sanctuary of Palaeovenetian origin was built amongst the spa springs, and remains can still be found today.
The sanctuary was a location that the population used to request acts of healing from the curative divinity, who had magical health-giving powers.
In addition, many legends tell of the presence of certain beings, half human and half animal, named Anguane, aquatic divinities who presaged misfortune and death. 

Lake Santa Caterina

Like a Norwegian fjord set amidst flourishing vegetation and the Dolomite peaks, lake Auronzo di Cadore (also known as lake Santa Caterina) is an artificial lake created in the 1930s.
An interesting setting for leisure pursuits, offering many open-air activities, above all in summer, such as the possibility of renting a small boat or pedalo and using it for a pleasant excursion on the water. There is also an interesting cycle path that runs all the way around the lake, short and suitable for all. 

Lake Misurina

Lake Misurina, also known as the “Pearl of the Dolomites” for its beauty, is the largest natural lake in the Cadore district, located in Misurina, a hamlet of Auronzo di Cadore.
Like a jewel in the setting of the UNESCO Dolomites, lake Misurina is at an altitude of 1,756 m above sea level, and apart from its enchanting setting, it is also renowned for its therapeutic properties because of its particularly healthy microclimate. Some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites rise from around lake Misurina: Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks of Lavaredo), Sorapiss, Cadini and Cristallo.

It is an ideal location for pleasant excursions in contact with nature, suitable both for families and experienced hikers, but also for moments of relaxation. In addition, lake Misurina is also considered as being an “oasis for healthy breathing” because it has an unusually beneficial microclimate with balsamic air, ideal for people suffering from respiratory problems. 

Lake Alleghe

Lake Alleghe is on the slopes of mount Civetta, in Alleghe, famous tourist location in the Agordino area.
It is an ideal location for people who like sports activities such as windsurfing, sailing, sports fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing or pedalo. It is perfect for a walk along the lake, or as a starting point for brief hikes in contact with nature. For those who like pure relaxation in an unspoilt natural setting, there is also a comprehensively-equipped beach. 

Lake Santa Croce

Lake Santa Croce is the largest lake in the province of Belluno, and the second largest in the Veneto region. It is a natural lake, and it is in the Alpago area.
The habitat in which it is located is suitable for many different activities. As a result of its very windy climate, the lake has become a favourite destination for windsurfers, kite-surfers and sailors. 
In summer, the lake’s beaches have amenities for people who want to relax or have a picnic. In addition, swimming in the lake is allowed. There are also beach volleyball courts, football pitches, and a play area for the youngest guests.

The Oasi di Sbarai (Sbarai Oasis) is on the shores of the lake, and it covers over 30 hectares: it is one of the most important naturalistic sites in the province of Belluno. It is the natural habitat for many species of birds such as the little grebe, the northern lapwing, the marsh warbler, the sedge warbler, the Eurasian penduline tit, the grey heron, the white stork and the long-tailed jaeger, making it a perfect place for birdwatching. It can be reached by means of a level track, where you can also admire some white willows.
 In addition, within the bay named Baia delle Sirene, at the place called Santa Croce on the southern side of the lake, the Farra d'Alpago ichthyogenic (fish farming) research station has been created in order to improve the area and encourage production of the lake’s most valuable local fish species. 

Lake Mosigo

At San Vito di Cadore, lake Mosigo can be reached by a 10-minute walk from the centre of San Vito di Cadore.
The area is equipped with timber and plastic play facilities and a small cableway. There are also two barbecue sites with benches and tables, and there is a refreshments venue. 
The area around the lake is defined as a “green lung” because it is a location of high naturalistic quality, inhabited by many species of wild animals and a favourite location for migratory birds. The thick forest of pines and silver firs surrounding the lake provides an unforgettable setting, while the mountains of Croda Marcora and Antelao, which can also be seen from here in their remarkable beauty, can be admired from the valley floor.