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Lake Gioveretto

Lake Gioveretto in the Val Martello valley is located in the Stelvio National Park and is an alpine water reservoir

In Martello di Dentro in the Val Venosta valley, a 70 hectares large reservoir is located at 1,850 metres a.s.l. The Val Martello Reservoir, better known as Lake Gioveretto (Zufrittsee) is used for energy generation (its hydro is located in Lasa in the Val Venosta). It is surrounded by the peaks of the Gioveretto Group which belongs to the Ortles Alps. The lake is a popular hiking destination in summer, among the tours - with beautiful view on the glaciated peaks - there are the 3-hour hike to Mount Dosso di Peder and the hike to Mt. Punta Livi, also known as Lyfispitze.

Near the lake, at the head of the Val Martello, the popular Plima Gorge Path starts: The nature trail proceeds until the Corsi al Cevedale Mountain Hut at 2,256 m a.s.l. The lake is fed by the Rio Plima, a brook in the Stelvio National Park, which finally joins the Adige River. Due to heavy rain in 1987, the dam of Lake Gioveretto had to be opened and 16 houses were completely destroyed. Today, the impressive dam wall is especially known among climbers, featuring 40 climbing routes.

Altitude: 1,850 m a.s.l.
Surface: 70 hectares
Depth: max. 80 m
Category: reservoir, mountain lake

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