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Lake Carezza
Carezza Lake.jpg
View on the lake with the Latemar range in the background.
Lake Carezza is located in South Tyrol
Lake Carezza
Lake Carezza
LocationSouth Tyrol
Coordinates46°24′33″N 11°34′30″E / 46.40917°N 11.57500°E / 46.40917; 11.57500
Catchment area5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Basin countriesItaly
Max. length0.3 km (0.19 mi)
Max. width0.14 km (0.087 mi)
Surface areac. 3.5 ha (8.6 acres)
Average depth17 m (56 ft)
Max. depth17 m (56 ft)
Surface elevation1,519 m (4,984 ft)
SettlementsCarezza, Welschnofen

Lake Carezza (Italian: Lago di Carezza; German: Karersee) is a small alpine lake in the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. It is known for its wonderful colors and its view of the Latemar mountain range.


The name of the lake derives from "Caricaceae", a family of plants with broad lobed leaves.[citation needed]

The lake is located in the western Dolomites on the edge of the Latemarwald, just 20 kilometers southeast of Bolzano at 1520 m altitude in the municipality Welschnofen. The nearest settlement is Carezza. The roughly 300 m long and 140 m wide stretch of water is fed by underground springs from the Latemar mountain range.

Today the lake is one of the classic tourist destinations of the Trentino-Alto Adige. In the winter, it is visited by divers who record documentaries of the colors of the underground waters. The small mountain lake is famous for its calm waters, of dark green color, and the beautiful panorama of mountains in the background.



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Media related to Karersee at Wikimedia Commons