Lago di Bracciano – volcanic lake reaching a depth of 165 meters

Lago di Bracciano is a lake located in the Sabatini mountains, within central Italy, in the Lazio region. The lake was, like the nearby Lago di Bolsena (located 60 kilometers away), created by volcanic activity of several extinct volcanoes. On the banks of the lake are hot springs.

Lake itself lies at an altitude of 160 meters above sea level and reaches a depth of 165 meters. The lake drains through the Arrone river into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Lago di Bracciano and Anguillara Sabazia, Lazio, Italy
Lago di Bracciano and Anguillara Sabazia, Lazio, Italy by Joe Anderson

Lago di Bracciano, that can be found around 50 kilometers north from the capital city of Rome is a popular travel destination among locals and is suitable for lovers of water sports and especially swimming. It is rich in fish, and so it attracts fishermen as well.

Medieval town of Anguillara Sabazia, situated on the southern shores of the lake, is considered the most beautiful town at the lake. The town is very popular destination for tourists where they can get a romantic spectacle of the lake and, at the same time, enjoy medieval character of the town.

Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Lazio, Italy
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Lazio, Italy by Joe Anderson

The largest city with the eponymous name Bracciano, that can be found on the east shores of the lake, boasts well preserved 15th century castle known as Castello Orsini-Odescalchi. This five-sided building was decorated with frescoes made by famous Antoniazzo Romano and other Tuscan and Umbrian artists.

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