1. LAGO DI CAREZZA
The name itself of this small place, not far away from Bolzano, recalls romance. If you also admire it, petrified in the middle of thick forests of red trees under the valleys of the Latemar, you can really understand why this is a habituè place for couple. Additional charm to this hypnotizing place is the legend of the Ondina: it tells about a beautiful nymph that lived in the depths of the lake; sometimes she would sit on the side banks of the lake and sing, enchanting passers.
Among these, the wizard of mount Latemar fell in love with her and decided to conquer her: he carefully studied a perfect plan, the wizard built a rainbow of precious stones that would pass between the two mountains. The nymph was attracted by such beauty but, once she understood it was all a plan by the wizard, she went back into the waters. The wizard was heartbroken, destroyed the rainbow and threw it into the lake. From that moment, he was never seen again and the lake was colored with magnificent colors that we still see today.
In the lake, there is a bronze statue of the nymph that, when the tide is low, comes out of the waters and looks over visitors. This story proves how this lake is one of the most beautiful love stories that ever existed.