Lago del Predil
|Lago del Predil|
Lât di Rabil
|Location||Province of Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia|
|Primary inflows||Rio di Saletto|
|Primary outflows||Rio del Lago|
|Surface area||1 km2 (0.39 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||969 m (3,179 ft)|
Lago del Predil (Friulian: Lât di Rabil, German: Raibler See, Slovene: Rabeljsko jezero) is a lake near Cave del Predil, part of the Tarvisio municipality in the Province of Udine, in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
The lake is located at an elevation of 969 m (3,179 ft), situated in a high valley of the Julian Alps north of the Sella Nevea. In the east, the Predil Pass road leads up to the Slovenian border. With a surface area of about 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi), it is the second largest natural lake of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, after Lago di Cavazzo.
For centuries, the southern border of the Imperial Duchy of Carinthia with the Venetian Domini di Terraferma ran along the nearby mountain crests of Predil Pass and Sella Nevea. After the loss of the Venetian territory to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, the Austro-Hungarian Army from 1885 to 1887 had a fortress erected on the lakeside, to protect the road down to Tarvisio.
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